Something Something Dark Side ($12.99 at Amazon) is a delightfully irreverent parody of The Empire Strikes Back and a strong followup to Blue Harvest. There are a lot of quality Star Wars references and quips which work well but there are also some references to older episodes of the series which may not work with some viewers who are unfamiliar with the show.
Darth Vader (Stewie) is hunting the rebel Luke Skywalker (Chris) and his troops relentlessly across the galaxy. On the ice planet Hoth, Luke has a vision of his late mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert), telling him to go to the Dagobah system to learn the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl). Meanwhile Princess Leia (Lois) finds herself taking a shine to the scruffy pilot Han Solo (Peter) and, against all odds, the two soon fall in love. But an encounter with Han’s old friend Lando Calrissian (Mort) lands them in the clutches of the Empire. Envisioning this, Luke chooses to forgo his Jedi training to save his friends. It all comes to a head in a climactic confrontation with Darth Vader himself…
Whether you are a Star Wars or a Family Guy fan this DVD includes superb animation coupled with Seth MacFarlane’s subversive humor.
Like Blue Harvest, you really have to hand it to these guys for the spot on animation. The ships, the space combat and even the imperial walkers are really well done!
The Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside DVD is presented in full screen aspect ratio featuring English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Line 21, English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, English, Spanish, French, and Brazilian stereo and subtitles. Special features include:
● Audio Commentary
● Deleted Scenes
● Behind-The-Scenes Featurette – “The Darkside of Poster Art”
● Pop-Up Video