First Details: Family Guy Tackles Empire Strikes Back on Blu-ray

Fox Home Entertainment has released the full scoop on the December 22 release of Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

The direct-to-video spoof of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a followup to 2008’s Blue Harvest. Though Darkside is being given a Blu-ray bow, Blue Harvest remains – for now – exclusive to DVD.

The official synopsis for Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside reads: Luke (Chris), Leia (Lois), Han Solo (Peter) and Chewbacca (Brian) have evaded the dreaded Imperial Starfleet led by the cunning, conniving and curiously short evil lord Darth Vader (Stewie), setting up a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. With the rebellion in trouble, young Skywalker must take the advice of his late, and rather lascivious, mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert) and learn the ways of the “farce” under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl) to save the galaxy once and for all.

Meanwhile Princess Leia (Lois) finds herself taking a shine to the scruffy pilot Han Solo (Peter) and, against all odds, the two soon fall in love. But an encounter with Han’s old friend Lando Calrissian (Mort) lands them in the clutches of the Empire. Envisioning this, Luke chooses to forgo his Jedi training to save his friends. It all comes to a head in a climactic confrontation with Darth Vader himself. Family Guy proves that even in the far reaches of space, the dark side can be much lighter!

Darkside on Blu-ray will span 2 discs and be presented in 1.33:1 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. Bonus features are as follows with the second disc dedicated to a digital copy:

  • Digital Copy
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette — “The Darkside of Poster Art”
  • Animatics
  • Pop-Up Video

Click here to pre-order Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside on Blu-ray for $19.99 at

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