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Hardware Wars: Collector's Edition - MVD Rewind Collection

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Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-fi
Starring: Chris Matthews, Cindy Furgatch, Bob Knickerbocker
Director: Ernie Fosselius
Plot Sypnosis:



Fluke Starbucker (Scott Mathews) must learn to master the power of “The Farce” with help from Artie Deco, 4-Q-2 (Frank Robertson), Princess Anne-Droid (Cindy Furgatch), Ham Salad (Bob Knickerbocker), and the rest of the Red Eye Knights.

In 1978 writer / director Ernie Fosselius (former member of “The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo”) created the very first “Star Wars” parody, HARDWARE WARS. Complete with cardboard sets and visible wires (holding up ships which were various household appliances), the film was shot over four days with a budget of around $8,000. Now, nearly 50 years later, the original version of this classic short that George Lucas called his “favorite Star Wars parody” (in a 1999 interview on the UK's The Big Breakfast TV show) has been restored in High Definition for a whole new generation of cult movie fans to discover!Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 2K RESTORATION from the only known surviving element, a 16mm Reversal Release print presented in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • "Hardware Wars" 2012 HD Master, approved by director Ernie Fosselius
  • LPCM 2.0 Stereo Audio
  • Original Mono Audio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Writer / Director Ernie Fosselius
  • "Hardware Wars" Directors Cut (10:15, SD)
  • "Hardware Wars" Prequel featurette (05:23, SD)
  • "Hardware Wars" Foreign Version (11:19, SD)
  • 1978 Creature Features Interview with Writer / Director Ernie Fosselius (12:12, SD)
  • "Hardware Wars Saves Christmas" featurette (06:09, SD)
  • "Hardware Wars" Trailer (SD)
  • Awards Reel (01:08, SD)
  • "Porklips Now" (21:38, SD) 1980 parody of "Apocalypse Now" from director Ernie Fosselius
  • "Plan 9.1 From Outer Space" (20:46, SD) 2009 parody remake of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" with puppets from director Ernie Fosselius
  • Reversible Artwork
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
  • Limited Edition Slipcover (First Pressing Only)
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1978
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 79
Specs: Limited Edition Slipcover (First Pressing Only)
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.33:1
Audio Formats: English LPCM 2.0 Stereo Audio
Subtitles/Captions: English