Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle : 2 of 5
This DVD was my first experience with this series of thumb movies, featuring tiny sets and costumes on real human thumbs, with actual mouths and eyes digitally rendered on them. The effect is super weird, but kind of fun. Thumb Wars is a great spoof of Star Wars Episode IV (even though it's called The Phantom Cuticle, it has nothing to do with Episode I), with a few extras from Episode V thrown in (like Yoda, who keeps talking about being a puppet). There are some cool effects in this quick 30 minute show, but the wacky jokes are what keeps it going - the weird Jedi bit about "touch your tongue to mine" and especially Vader revealing himself to be Luke's mother, complete with pink dress! It's definitely not a comedy masterpiece, but it's a ton of fun for any Star Wars geek.