|"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" DVD Easter Egg|
|There's a DVD Easter egg on "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones." Discover where it's hidden!|
"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002)
Disc 1 of the "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" two-disc DVD set contains an Easter egg, and it's similar to one on the "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" DVD. The idea behind these Easter eggs seems to hark back to the 1971 George Lucas film "THX 1138," and it's a good bet that the "Star Wars: Episode III" DVD will have a similar hidden feature. The approach to finding this kind of Easter egg is to highlight the THX icon and enter the numbers "1138" using the DVD remote, although exactly how the numbers must be entered varies, depending on the DVD player.
To find this Easter egg for "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," insert Disc 1 and navigate to the OPTIONS menu, where you highlight the THX icon. Thenat least on my two DVD playersyou use the remote to enter the number 11, followed by the number 3, followed by the number 8, and you see a two-minute-twenty-second special feature that contains the DVD credits plus some funny gag-reel shots.
On one of my DVD players, I press the 1 button on the remote twice, followed by pressing the Enter button, followed by 3, followed by Enter, followed by 8, followed by Enter to get the Easter egg to play. On my other DVD player, I press the button on the remote that permits me to enter numbers greater than or equal to 10, followed by pressing the 1 button twice, followed by the 3 button, followed by the 8 button. One of my systems times out if I'm too slow in entering the numbers. Your DVD player may work differently from either of mine, in which case you'll have to do some playing around to find the THX 1138 Easter egg.
By the way, while on the subject of Easter eggs, I should perhaps mention that some people use the term differently from the way I do. I use the term "Easter egg" in connection with a feature that can be found only on DVD and generally involves a menu and a remote control. Other people seem to use the term "Easter egg" to refer to certain images contained within the body of a movie, no matter whether the movie is being watched on film, on DVD, or on videotape. I guess the term "Easter egg" is used in the movie world in more than one sense.
For example, some people have used the term "Easter eggs" to characterize the following things they claim to have found in "Star Wars II": (1) R5-D4 can be seen on the streets of Mos Espa; (2) X-wing fighters are shown over Coruscant; and (3) Joey Fatone of N'Sync appears as a Jedi. Now I don't know whether any of these things are actually present in the movie or not, but I do know that if they are, finding them won't involve DVD menus in any way. The point I'm trying to make here is that employing the term "Easter egg" in connection with things like these is quite different from the way I used the term in the early part of this article. I mention thisnot because I think one usage is right and another is wrongbut rather in the spirit of trying to foster better communication.
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