Star Wars Great New Marketing Campaign OK, so I am not really in marketing (though I have worked on a number of TV commercials), but this makes absolutely no sense to me. I am one of those people who's earliest memory of the cinema is Star Wars and who was pretty disappointed with The Phantom Menace. But I still went out and bought it on video when it came out. When Attack of the Clowns was released I thought it was better but I didn't rush out to get it on DVD when it was released, not because I didn't want it but because I figured I could "get it next month". Over the last few years, without having seen it (but having watched Phantom a few times) I began to think it was as bad as Episode I and got less interested in buying it. That was until last week. Revenge of the Sith comes out May 19(?) so I thought I had better get Attack of the Clones to refresh my memory. I dutifully went to the shop and found they didn't have it. "No problem," I thought "lots of people will be doing the same thing as me" so I went to another shop. And another one. I ended up going to fifteen different stores in an effort to get a copy of Attack of the Clones with no luck. It was in about the tenth store that I began to notice something else, not only did no-one have Attack of the Clones but there were NO Star Wars films on video or DVD, individual or in Collectors Edition (which was only released in about December) anywhere. I finally asked and was told they had been deleted. DELETED!! WTF sort of marketing is this crap?? I was told that a Star Wars Saga Special Collectors Edition would be released in December and I would have to wait until then to get a copy of Attack of the Clones. When the LotR movies were coming out the DVD/Video was released in August, the Extended Edition was released in November and the new movie came out in December. That is logical because it allows people to refresh their memories. It causes a sales spike and gets rid of stock in the lead up to the next film. WTF are they thinking over at Twentieth Century Fox/Lucasfilm?? PS: I finally tracked down a perfect copy of Attack of the Clones in a pawn shop and found it to be so much better than I remembered. I didn't even mind some of the very wooden performances and dodgy special effects, in fact all that was forgiven during Reel 6.