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Hardware Wars

By Adam Thomas

Friday April 18, 2008

A longtime ago in this very same galaxy, decades before those kids remade Raiders of the Lost Ark and the internet got all crazy with Be Kind Rewind inspired spoofs of everything from Back to The Future to the Terminator, Ernie Fosselius broke the mold and made one of the first movie spoofs ever recorded by man. Hardware Wars – finally and surprisingly now available on DVD – is everything you remember it to be, and not a lot more. Made for less than eight thousand dollars, the film is considered to be the most profitable short film in history, having made over one million dollars in returns. Even the wattled Lord, George Lucas himself, claims it as his favourite Star Wars parody of all time, and there have been a few. Who knew there was a time when spoofs were held in such high esteem?