Fox Plans DVD Release of ‘Family Guy’ ‘Star Wars’ Parody
September 27, 2007 12:17 PM
Why is Fox being stingy about making its record-setting “Family Guy” season premiere available online?
Because producer 20th Century Fox Television is readying a special DVD of the “Star Wars”-themed episode, sources confirm.
The DVD will feature an extended cut of the episode, which is titled "Blue Harvest,” and an assortment of extras.
The release date and features are still under discussion, but here’s the current plan: Extras include about three minutes of additional footage, bringing the show’s running time to about 47 minutes; commentary by creator Seth MacFarlane and other “Family Guy” staff; two minutes of footage converted to 3-D and viewable with 3-D glasses; interviews with MacFarlane, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and others; and a booklet about the episode’s artwork.
The downside for “Family Guy” fans: The DVD might not come out until next year. The studio was originally looking to fast-track the release. Now the tentative release date is January.