We’ve already addressed the issue of today’s Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and I wasn’t going to bring it up again, but there’s an all-star tie-in for a good cause, so…:
It’s a video to promote Stand Up 2 Cancer, featuring Aziz Ansari, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Jaime King, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Emma Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson goofing around with Star Wars clips. Fair enough. We’re all against cancer and for Star Wars and comedy, so there you go.
The promotion also includes eBay and LucasFilm offering a bunch of things for auction to raise money for the cancer charity, with one of the items beung dinner with George Lucas, Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Philip Kaufman and John Lasseter. The press release doesn’t say whether you get to have dinner with all of them at once or individually, but all-at-once would be epic. “Hey, Lucas, pass the dinner rolls! Hands off, Coppola, the pumpernickel one’s mine.” They’re also auctioning off a Star Wars-edition Volkswagen Passat — that wouldn’t draw TOO much attention in the supermarket parking lot — and other stuff. That starts today, Friday, September 16th at 4 pm Pacific, and you’ll find it, they say, here at the eBay Star Wars page (there’s a Charity Auction button on the left). If you’re so inclined and have the money to bid, that’s where it’ll be.