As much of a Star Wars fan as I am, I realize the thing is over merchandised. There’s so much Star Wars merch out there that it is practically inconceivable. Most examples of Star Wars product I can see why someone might want it, but not for books that consist solely of pictures of still frames.
So what do we get with the Star Wars: Frames? A bunch of still frames in book form from all six Star Wars films selected by George Lucas himself (OMFG!11) for the low, low price of 3,000 dollars.
That’s not all! You get a fine wooden box and a piece of paper signed by George Lucas as well. Uh, yeah.
The best part about this ridiculously overpriced and needless collectible is the accompanying quote from George Lucas, Cinematography is not about technology,” said Lucas. “It’s about lighting, it’s about composition, it’s about taste. In the end, it’s about understanding your craft..” They left out the part where he yelled, “Opposite day! I clearly don’t believe that.”
It’s amazing that something like this can get produced, but original cuts of the film on DVD (and most likely Blu-Ray) aren’t around, you know useful things that fans want (the non special editions released on DVD were a hideous abortion, so don’t even bother correcting me).
Oh and the books are limited to 1,138 sets. Get it? 1138? Ugh, if you don’t get that then be thankful.