Star Wars - Soul Calibur IV - A Disturbance in the Force

Amazing machinima

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Feb 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Posted by skytoast
Plot:
Darth Vader's apprentice has a vision of a new power emanating from Soul Edge/Calibur. He must do whatever it takes to get it but an old Jedi master stands in his way.

Storyline Intro:
Some time has passed since the the fall of the Republic and the demise of the Jedi High Council. The new Imperial Order has consolidated its power across the vast regions of the galaxy.

Since most of the Jedi have all been but eradicated, those who still have the power (the Force) have felt a new disturbance in the Force. It is unlike anything they have ever felt before.

Among those who have felt this disturbance is the Sith Lord Darth Vader and his new secret apprentice. Their plan is to seek this unfound source of power and overthrow the Emperor (Imperial Emperor Palpatine). Little do they know, an old forgotten Jedi master hiding in exile has also felt this disturbance...

Director's Notes
When it was first announced that Yoda and Darth Vader would be included in Soul Calibur IV, I was taken a bit back thinking "WTF?" Not that I didn't like Star Wars (far from it, I love Star Wars, it was the very first film I ever saw in the movie theaters) but the thought of it was quite odd and strange to include characters wielding lightsabers in the Soul Calibur universe. How were they going to fit that into the story and timeline? But when I saw the screenshots and then the final trailer shortly prior to the game's release, I got use to the idea and then welcomed it. After all, Soul Calibur II had guest characters Spawn (comic book hero), Link (from Zelda) and Heihachi (Tekken). I'm sure as much as they try to "fit" these foreign out of place characters into the general story timeline, it's more for fun for the fans by giving us variety. So let it be.

After beating the story mode for the new characters in Soul Calibur IV, I was left wanting a bit more. Other than some text at the prelude of the story mode for each of the new characters, they never showed or thoroughly explained how these characters got into the Soul Calibur universe. Just a few words about some disturbance in the Force and some ripple in the fabric of spacetime somewhere opening a path or portal between the two dimensions.

Since I've already made a few machinima films using Soul Calibur IV's engine, I couldn't pass the opportunity to tell the story but it had to be done correctly. SO.. how else better to do it than do it as a tribute to the classic film series, with all the things we know and love about Star Wars - opening title scrawl - camera pan - lush sweeping cinematic music, and closing iris shot with rolling credits.
(Keep in mind of course, this is a fan made film so it isn't the official canon but I tried to stay close to official storyline as much as possible while making it entertaining).

Star Wars - A Disturbance in the Force
Release Date: February 15, 2009
Cast of Characters: The Apprentice (Starkiller), Darth Vader, Yoda, {Jedi Mind Trick: Astaroth - Voldo}, {Vision: Siegfried, Nightmare, Algol}

Direct Links:
Youtube HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtLeNTzaP-0

Also available in SD (Standard Definition)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M_X606J7rA
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