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Darth Maul Gets a Boring New 'Phantom Menace' 3D Motion Poster

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January 5, 2012

Darth Maul Motion Poster

"Die, Jedi, die!" Experience him firing up his lightsaber for the first time in 3D. Holy sh*t it's Darth Maul and he's lighting up his badass dual, red Sith lightsaber! Awesome! Wait, haven't we seen this before, like back in 1999, plus an entire fight scene, one of the highlights of Phantom Menace. Yes indeed, and since we can't run 3D through the web, this is just a plain ole motion poster. Thanks to a tip from Recent Posters on Vimeo we've got a look at a motion poster for the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It's the same official poster we've seen before, just animated with Darth Maul firing up. Have fun!

Here's the big animated version from an upload to Vimeo. I'd much rather see the CG Yoda poster animated.

George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, originally released in late May of 1999, will be re-released in digital 3D in theaters everywhere starting February 10th early this year. This is the first of six planned re-releases for the entire Star Wars saga, progressing in numerical order (as long as this one is a success). Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a "galaxy far, far away," Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga's most stunning and spectacular sequences – from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. The 3D conversion was supervised by Industrial Light & Magic.

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  • Marqwest
    And with all his minions...that's the best he could come up with?
  • DAVIDPD
    zzz...
  • You got a stew going baby
    maybe less is more.
  • Xerxexx
    eh.
  • Dangerous Don Danger
    Hopefully Lucas will further tweak the 3D version so when Darth Maul falls down the reactor shaft he cries out, "Nooooooooooooo!" Oh yeah, and more Jar Jar!
  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.cartwright Ben Bonanza Cartwright
    Only thing worse than a shit film, is the same shit film in 3D. I'd rather watch Taylor Lautner's greatest hits.
  • Richie G
    I really hope nobody goes to see these. Grew up as a major star wars geek, sad really. New writers 'n directors might spice things up 'n the first knights of the old republic game is far enough from this timeline that it might not suck. Also sad knowing that'll never happen
  • Dresden King
    Was 12 when this film originally came out. Fuck everyone who has to say something about how it "raped" their childhood. There's nothing wrong with these films and if you expected them to be the same as the Originals then you were setting yourself up for disappointment long before George even started scripting the prequels. You don't like it, fine, we get it. But there are some of us that love Jar Jar and see that he represents an innocent. Besides this, every one of you that's bitching about it being in 3D don't realize that it's getting a DECENT 3D conversion, not one of those cheap chop shop pieces of shit that get released with a lot of shit movies. On top of this, every one of you that's bitching about the 3D release will probably buy a ticket, if not for the story, at least for the Podrace in awesome 3D, and you know it. You can moan and complain and say that's not true, but you know it is. And you'll be fighting between your stubbornness and desire until it's out of theater and realize you wasted all of your energy on hating it instead of just going like you think you should. Plus if the prequels do well in 3D (over the next 3 years) then a few years from now we'll be getting the originals in 3D. They've been working a LONG TIME on the conversion process for ALL  of the films. They will be good conversions. Flame me, hate me, whatever. But realize that when you were kids, adults hated Threepio as much as todays adults hate Jar Jar. But did that keep you from enjoying the originals? No. So don't let Jar Jar keep you from enjoying episode I.
    • Jimmiew28
      Well said. All six movies rule. Hope they get an imax release also.
    • Sayjimwoo
      Wanker
  • Max Renn
    Sorry. This video does not exist.

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