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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
these movies are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by ThrillerReturns on September 22, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
The newest release!
The only great disappointment is that they still refuse to provide copies of the original...
The only great disappointment is that they still refuse to provide copies of the original films in the collections. I would love to watch the films in the forms I grew up with and continue to love. The additional scenes are nice, but it would be great to watch the originals once in a while.
posted by DyneDragon on February 18, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 2, 2012
Star Wars - Blu Ray
I wanted to base this review purely off what you get in this boxed set. To start I am in my forties and have been a fan of the franchise since the beginning, I am not a purist snob, but I do have an affection for these films beyond the celluloid they are printed on.
First, the box. I have no idea why companies keep making non-standard boxes. They think I want a collector's item, but what I really want is something that looks uniform with the rest of my collection. The inside box is tight and it is hard to get in and out of - plus the "sleeves" make it impossible to remove discs without getting fingerprints on them.
Second the artwork on the box is all original and new for this release. One question... why? With so much vintage art available from the archives - why on earth commission new pieces? Lucas seems to think the fans want "new" stuff, but the reality is - we want the old stuff! In addition this "new" artwork - is horrible. Some of it looks like it was done by High School students for a county faire.
Third - bonus disks. Even though there is enough material in the archives to make a boxed set for each movie (like Lord of the Rings did) Lucas has put the special features for 3 films together on one disk. Each movie is broken down into "planets" but the features are not always directly related to the planets - it's all very haphazard.
A typical special feature disk would include interviews with the costume designers, set designers, script writers, location scouts, the director and actors. Surprisingly, those features are sparse to non-existent. The vast majority of interviews and features are about the model builders and special effects team members. For episodes 4-6 the features are almost 90% the same 4 model builders. Again, with so many vintage interviews and archives - why give us new material?
The third special feature disk are Star Wars vignettes not even put together by Lucas - most of these are independent or have been on television already. From all of my past Star Wars discs, I have a slew of shows that COULD have been included - but were not - not to mention the hard to find Holiday Episode.
The movies themselves are gorgeous! I have a high def player, showing 1080p and I have no idea why so many reviewers say that these prints look bad. Admittedly there are some scenes which look darker than others, and there are fractions of moments that look grainy, but I have several copies of these films (including the lazer disk burns) and these are by and far the best.
As a star wars fan, I own them, I have to. Do I wish they were better? Of course, but perhaps as a fan boy, nothing will ever live up to my expectations.
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Posted August 6, 2011
I'm really excited to see this come out, but I wish they would have left the SE's out and put the originals back in. To me, the 3 movies I saw in '77, '80 & '83 in the theaters too many times to count, are the REAL versions.
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Posted November 13, 2011
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Posted September 12, 2011
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