The War Of The Stars – A Star Wars Trilogy Grindhouse

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7 Overall Score
Creativity: 7/10
Structure: 6/10
Soundtrack: 7/10

It's Star Wars, but with a lot of blood, and change-up on the soundtrack, it's all good.

Some of the editing is wonky, and lots of old footage that tends to look a bit crappy.

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The War of the Stars
Lucas Arts
1977/2009

The War of the Stars is a Star Wars Trilogy Grindhouse, yes it’s exactly that. Someone out there took the trilogy and edited it all together with some of the best parts and made it in to a grindhouse film with a new soundtrack and extra scenes.

As soon as I heard about the War of the Stars I was looking all over the place to find it, and I finally came across it, I knew I had to see it and review it. If you are a fan of Star Wars as I am, then this is something that will make it or break it for you. It’s kind of like owning the 12 inch bootleg George Lucas doll that came out in Hong Kong in the mid 1990s or Gay Empire figures, you know, you want them, but they really aren’t a true part of your Star Wars collection.

The War Of The Stars is put together pretty well, I mean it has some shitty editing here and there, but it’s fan made, so who can complain? The score and the soundtrack and the minor voice overs really workout very well in this re-edit too.

Like I said though, for the true Star Wars fan, they will either love it or toss it. It took me a while to watch it because of how it’s flipped together in to one film, but Star Wars is a film that can be watched over and over again.

From the very beginning of this re-imagined trilogy, it get’s you going and in the Star Wars mood as you await the John Williams score, but wait! WTF! This isn’t the music I know from Star Wars, what the hell happened? It doesn’t matter though, the movie starts off just as good as the original with a few minor changes, but all in all just as cool as it always was.

The soundtrack for The War Of The Stars consists of 1970s soul, and disco, and some of the original score, but like I said this is a grindhouse remake, so it’s a bit bloody with some extra scenes and plenty of blood. The story is the same, with a change or two here and there, but it all works out in the end.

This is a definite fun watch for any Star Wars fan, it’s new and different and if you collect Star Wars, it can be a new part to your collection, if you can get over the fact that someone wrecked George Lucas’ masterpiece for the sake of making his own version of Star Wars and maybe calling it “art”.


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Scott grew up in Miami, Florida interviewing punk, metal and hardcore bands, reading comic books, playing with Star Wars action figures, Shogun Warriors, and MEGO dolls. Scott's work has appeared in Flipside Magazine, Scrape Magazine, Zaphod Fanzine, El 'Zine De Eugene, Rational Enquirer, Maximum Rock and Roll, Rated Rookie Magazine, POPSmear Magazine, Crying Clown Fanzine, Slug & Lettuce, ThoraZine, Fact Sheet 5, 'Zine Guide, O/Z Magazine, Asian Trash Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Euro-Trash Cinema and more. He has two culinary degrees and attended art school for a Visual Arts degree with a minor in Music Journalism. Scott was the owner of Action Games & Comics in Clermont Florida from January 1999 til it's demise in December 2011. Scott can sometimes be seen flying across Florida at supersonic speeds, you just need a good eye to catch him.. :-)

4 Comments on "The War Of The Stars – A Star Wars Trilogy Grindhouse"

  1. Reuben Flagg July 26, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    I want one of those Gay Empire figures. Do they ever come around? 

  2. Emmanuel Malchiodi July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    It was kind of cool to see the Biggs scenes and I like how they used a scene from the Troops. It’s clever but it’s just an excuse to listen to Meco’s Star Wars disco.

    • TMBTM August 23, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Meco’s Star Wars disco is not used in this edit.
      And this edit is not the trilogy, it’s only the first movie. Empire and Jedi are covered in the sequel “The War of the stars: The Future in Motion” but that one is not really a grindhoused version, more an alternate takes in one movie.

  3. chris keenan August 2, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    at your comment ” if you can get over the fact that someone wrecked George Lucas’
    masterpiece for the sake of making his own version of Star Wars and
    maybe calling it “art”.

    isn’t that what George Lucas did??

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