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The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ($47) is a lavish, 30th anniversary tribute to cinematic blockbuster Star Wars : Episode V The Empire Strikes Back as lovingly told by J.W. Rinzler, the NYT bestselling author. The curtain is drawn back to reveal the amazing wizardry and intense drama that went into making this hit movie, arguably the favorite of them all from the fans point of view. Following on from his highly acclaimed The Making of Star Wars, Rinzler has once again made the most of the unlimited access he has to the Lucasfilm archives and come up with a deluge of hidden treasures including previously unpublished photos, images, artwork and mementos from the production. If you love this movie you have to buy this book; period.
It was back in 2005 that moviemaker Christopher Nolan redefined the legend of Batman for a whole new generation with the blockbuster movie Batman Begins. He followed this up in 2008 with The Dark Knight and completed the trilogy in 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises. Now, for the first time, we have a true in depth exploration of Christopher Nolan's Batman: The Dark Knight Manual ($29), the definitive guide to technologies, tools and vehicles. An awesome book for all Batman fans, this looks at how each movie was created in stunning detail and gives a real insight into the man who is a master at his trade.
Well someone has finally gone and done it and created a fully operational jetpack. Last week Jetpack Aviation unveiled it's JB-9 Jetpack ($TBA). If you were in New York at the time, you could have seen David Mayman lift off from a boat and fly around the statue of liberty.The JB-9 runs off of kerosene and can carry about 10 gallons of fuel. According to David this will give you about 10 minutes of flight. Additional specs include a maximum altitude of 10,000 feet, and a top speed of 100 miles per hour.The JB-9 is small enough to fit in the backseat of your car so you could, in theory, take it anywhere. The current jetpack is the first one they fill meets most consumer requirements. Future updates will include auto stability systems, longer flight times, and a rapid deployment parachute system. Now it'll be interesting to see, which goes into mass use first, a flying car or a jetpack.
Take your hot dog game to the next level with the new book by Texan, Russell Van Kraayenburg. Haute Dogs ($13) features everything you need to craft top-notch hotdogs. Everything from bun recipes, condiments, to step-by-step from-scratch instructions. The book is filled with humor, great photography and history lessons abouts one of America's favorite foods.
From the same guys that brought you the Ariel Atom comes the Ariel Ace ($34,000) a motorcycle based a collaboration between Ariel and Honda. The Aces features a Honda 1237cc V4 engine. Each motorcycle is built specifically to each customers requirements. You can get a low riding cruiser, or a cafe racer stripped down street machine. Some of the customizations include adjustable footrests, brake and gear levers, seat heights, and handlebar configurations. Ariel's low volume manufacturing philosophy is perfect for those riders looking for a bespoke machine that gives them a bike fitted to their size and ideal riding position.