Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom MenaceDirector: George Lucas
Episode I of the Star Wars films comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the movie. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital 2.0. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials/i>/i>… See more details below
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Episode I of the Star Wars films comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the movie. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital 2.0. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by George Lucas and many of the people who worked behind the camera on the film, deleted scenes, storyboards, numerous featurettes, a music video, trailers, and a 12-part documentary that was produced for the Internet. This is a great disc for what it is, but the same extras are available on another edition that also has a widescreen image. That version is superior to this one.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- 20th Century Fox
- Region Code:
- [Full Frame]
Cast & Crew
|Ewan McGregor||Obi-Wan Kenobi|
|Liam Neeson||Qui-Gon Jinn|
|Natalie Portman||Queen Amidala / Padme Naberrie|
|Jake Lloyd||Anakin Skywalker|
|Pernilla August||Shmi Skywalker|
|Ian McDiarmid||Senator Palpatine|
|Oliver Ford Davies||Sio Bibble|
|Hugh Quarshie||Captain Panaka|
|Ahmed Best||Jar Jar Binks|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Mace Windu|
|Ray Park||Darth Maul|
|Ralph Brown||Ric Olie|
|Terence Stamp||Chancellor Valorum|
|Brian Blessed||Boss Nass|
|Keira Knightley||Decoy Queen|
|George Lucas||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Trisha Biggar||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gavin Bocquet||Production Designer|
|Ben Burtt||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Rob Coleman||Special Effects|
|Fred Hole||Art Director|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Animator,Special Effects|
|Tom Johnson||Sound Mixer|
|John King||Art Director|
|John Knoll||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Rod McLean||Art Director|
|John Midgley||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dennis Muren||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Shawn Murphy||Sound Mixer|
|Christopher Newman||Asst. Director|
|Gary Rydstrom||Sound Mixer|
|Ben Scott||Art Director|
|Scott Squires||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Peter Walpole||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Williams [composer]||Score Composer|
1. Opening Logos [:21]
2. The Phantom Menace [1:31]
3. Short Negotiations [1:31]
4. Queen Amidala [1:31]
5. Landing on Naboo [:09]
6. Jar Jar Binks [:09]
7. Otoh Gunga [:09]
8. Boss Nass [5:52]
9. The Planet Core [:54]
10. Invasion of Theed [1:05]
11. Surprise Rescue [1:22]
12. Running the Blockade [2:05]
13. Tatooine [1:25]
14. Watto's Shop [1:31]
15. Fateful Meetings [:52]
16. Dinner Conversation [3:26]
17. Preparing for the Race [1:44]
18. A Wager With Watto [:53]
19. Meet the Podracers [1:53]
20. "Begin the Race" [4:19]
21. Lap Two [:50]
22. Home Stretch [1:18]
23. Collecting the Prize [4:10]
24. Choosing a New Path [1:24]
25. Darth Maul Attacks [3:31]
26. The Queen's Worries [3:27]
27. Arrival on Coruscant [:03]
28. The Jedi Council [6:10]
29. Senate Session [:13]
30. Testing Anakin [:08]
31. Palpatine's Nomination [1:12]
32. Anakin's Future [2:59]
33. The Queen's Gambit [2:34]
34. A Plea to the Gungans [:49]
35. Battle Plans [2:06]
36. "Wipe Them Out" [1:53]
37. Retaking the Palace [3:05]
38. The Conflict Continues [4:12]
39. Duel of the Fates [:21]
40. Gungan Retreat [1:10]
41. Qui-Gon Vs. Darth Maul [5:02]
42. Capturing the Viceroy [:27]
43. Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Maul [1:19]
44. Control Ship Destroyed [2:18]
45. A Sith Vanquished [3:31]
46. Chancellor Palpatine Arrives [:20]
47. New Knight, New Apprentice [2:26]
48. Farewell to a Jedi [3:09]
49. Naboo Celebration [1:07]
50. End Credits [:08]
English Dolby 5.1 Surround Ex
French Dolby 2.0 Surround
Spanish Dolby 2.0 Surround
Audio Commentary By George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
Disc #2 -- Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Trailers and Tv Spots
"Duel of the Fates" Music Video
"The Saga Begins"
"All Over Again"
Deleted Scenes and Documentaries
Deleted Scenes Documentary
"The Beginning" Making Episode I
Deleted Scenes Only
Complete Podrace Grid Sequence
Extended Podrace Lap Two
The Waterfall Sequence
The Air Taxi Sequence
Dawn Before the Race
Anakin's Scuffle With Greedo
Farewell to Jira
Featurettes, Web Documentaries and Starwars.com
All I Need Is an Idea
Thousands of Things
Home Sweet Home
Boys in Paradise
This Is a Creature Film
Prime of the Jedi
It's Like War Now
Bad Droid Karma
Animatics and Still Galleries
Introduction to Animatics
Podrace Lap One Animatics
Submarine Sequence Animatics
Exclusive Production Photos
"Star Wars Starfighter: The Making of a Game"
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While not a favorite, it has its moments. This was okay but not as good.
George Lucas intended the prequel trilogy to about Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan. But it turned out to be Palpatine's/Sidious's trilogy. This is the first of the Sith Trilogy. The beginning of how the Repubic fell. At the beginning Sidous has the trade federation blockading his home-world - Naboo. Intending to use the suffering of the Naboo people to remove Valorum and get himself elected Chancelor. Obi-Wan and his Master Qui-Gon arrive to force an end to the blockade. Sidious naturally wants them killed. They escape and reach the planet. They befriend a Gungan and eventually reach the Naboo capital. The Federation needed Queen Amidala to sign a treaty, to legalize their invasion. The jedi rescue her, and persuade her to seek senate aid on Coruscant. They break the blockade, and escape into hyperspace. Sidious sends his apprentice Darth Maul to track them. Maul finds them on Tatooine. Maul is eager to battle, to at last reveal the Sith to the Jedi. On Tatooine Qui-Gon finds a human boy, Anakin Skywalker, in whom the force is stronger than any Jedi. It's thanks to Anakin that they are able to repair their ship and return to Coruscant. Maul attacks and nearly prevents their escape, but fails. When Sidious learns Amidala has reached Coruscant he revises his plans, realizing that she could be convinced to call for a vote of none-confidence of Chancelor Valorum. That he could use to get himself, as Senator Palpatine, elected Chancelor. His revised plan is successful. Afterwards Amidala returns to Naboo. Where the trade federation's battle droids engage an army Gungans. The Jedi battle Maul. Maul kills Qui-Gon, and is then cut in half by Obi-Wan. Anakin guided by the force destroys control ship for the droid. army, and saves Naboo. Palpatine arrives on Naboo and greets Obi-Wan and Anakin. At the end Palpatine is chancelor, and Sidious is already coveting Anakin as his apprentice. Willing to be patient,he didn't need to claim Anakin at that point. Sidious let's Obi-Wan teach Anakin about the force. So when the time is right, all Sidious would need to do is teach him the Dark-Side.
amazing from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in 1977 we had mark hamill harrison ford and carrie fisher in our present time now we have jake lloyd and hayden christen as anakin skywalker/darth vader this prequel trilogy is a joke george lucas proves that he is the worst director in hollywood
The Epic Star Wars prequel dazzled and amazed both young and old alike. The Phantom Menace had an interesting plot, some dazzling special effects, and some very interesting insight into the minds, and hearts of the characters. C3P0 was simply amazing, and as for the Pod Races, simply stunning. I would recommend this movie to absolutely anyone who wants to live the adventure one more time, or be lucky enough to just be able to see it for the first time. Congratulations to the cast and crew of this one. Leo Sieczka (www.jetleo.com)
As the Movie that sets up the story for the Star Wars saga, Episode One does an excellent job of telling the how it all began. Episode One expertly captures the saga not only with its' special f/x but also with the superior story by George Lucas.
Star Wars Episode 1 would have been good if not for the un-needed comic relief of Jar Jar Binks. The story really has no real drama therefore there is no need for a jive talking alien. The movie is good but the story has to many side storys so you never really know what the main plot is.
The long awaited movie was without a doubt worth every penny we spent to see it in the theater...7 times. the traditional ''star wars'' mentality was highly evident. THANK YOU LUCAS!!!!
Computer effects, for all its advantages, has yet to fully convince the viewer of the portrail of reality. Especially with biological organisms, who's intricate movements are closely followed by computers. There is still a lack of a true feeling of ''weight'', no matter how much the ground shakes below the feet of a beast. And the battle scenes in Phantom Menace looked too much like a cartoon. the puppets and models of old, no matter how limiting, were much more convincing. As for the rest of the movie, I thought it was as empty as the effects, and lacking the substance of the first three. I give it two stars only because the kiddies seemed to like Jar Jar.
you must be a moron to rate this movie with only 2 stars. were you expecting lucas to breed alien species to create life-like creatures? i think he has done a fine job as always with the special effects. back off and never rate something so good so poorly again. we don't want your opinion ''mike''
A long time ago in a studio far far away with one tenth of the budget George Lucas spent on this film, he created Star Wars: A New Hope. Over 20 years later, Lucas brings us all the mystique, action, and intrigue in the classic battle of good and evil that we had come to expect from this once trilogical masterpiece. However, the facts are simple, and my rating I will explain, Episode I: The Phantom Menace I gave five stars, not so much for the movie as a whole, but for the premise that after 20 years I am willing to forgive Lucas for placing Jar Jar Binks in the entire movie. I pose an interesting question, can anyone honestly say that with Jar Jar out of the movie, this film would not have ran away with the Oscars? True, Lucas tries to cater to all audience by creating Jar Jar to lure children in, but Lucas should have stopped and thought at this interesting point; what would Return of the Jedi have been had the ewoks been in the entire movie? While the ewoks were cute and a valuable piece to the movie, over use of these characters would have been at the expense of a masterpiece. Same scenario with Phantom Menace, only we see the problem with a childish character in the entirety of the movie. However overall, the movie was excpetional, the fight scenes much more superior, and the mystique and power of the Jedi and Sith providing me with the promise that the Lucas will and already has learned so much so next two movies in 2002 and 2004 will surely rank in the upper echelon of movie history for generations to come as many of his movies have.
this movie rocks................................................................. people with mullets give this a 5!!!!!!!! It gots good specil affects.
This is a great movie, don't get me wrong. I see movies in a diffrent view. 1 wouldn't watch it. 2 wish I didn't watch it. 3 Good movie at the theaters, wouldn't own it. 4 Great movie want it for watching in the futur. 5 Excelent movie could never get tired of watching it. That's why it's a four out of five. Did a great job but it lacks what the other 3 had. To kiddy, but George Lucus has done what he has always done, made me want to ''know the rest of the story.'' can't wait for the next part. Glad he finally dicided to release at least one of his movies on DVD format. Maybe now I can collect the rest of his films. Must have movie.
The Phantom Menace was a great movie. If you are a true Star Wars fan you would say the same thing and know it deserves a 5 star. It had all of the element of a great Star Wars movie. I know all of the Star Wars movies are 5 stars.
This was an okay movie to start but i think Jar Jar Binks ruined it. He provided comic relief when none was needed, and took away from the whole film.
I've never seen a more anticipated DVD have this many quality extras before. The movie was great for the next generation of Star Wars fans and I liked what they were able to do to provide this awesome Extras package. I thought the video and sound transfer were great with maybe the lone exception of not having a DTS sound option. I still have more of the extras to see, but what I have seen so far with the Deleted Scenes and the Making of Feature is great...Really gives you a feel of what it really takes to make these movies! I am Glad Lucas finally has gone DVD. Now how about the First Trilogy!