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Overview

This extensive release includes all six films in the science fiction juggernaut Star Wars franchise: Star Wars (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back (aka Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back), Return of the Jedi (aka Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
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Overview

This extensive release includes all six films in the science fiction juggernaut Star Wars franchise: Star Wars (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back (aka Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back), Return of the Jedi (aka Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
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Special Features

Disc One: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires; audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Two: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow; audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Three: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith audio commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett; audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Four: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope audio commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Five: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back audio commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Six: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi audio commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.
Disc Seven: NEW!Star WarsArchives: Episodes I-III Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm archives and more
Disc Eight: NEW!Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more
Disc Nine: - The Star Wars Documentaries -- NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, approximately 84 Minutes) -- Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures...these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world;
NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, approximately 25 Minutes) -- George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie;
NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, approximately 91 Minutes) - The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, and more, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!;
The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, approximately 49 minutes) -- Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher;
The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, approximately 48 minutes) -- Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!;
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, approximately 48 minutes) Go behind the scenes -- and into the costumes -- as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams;
Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, approximately 26 minutes) See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update;
Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, approximately 46 minutes) Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering, and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Writer-director George Lucas's fifth entry in the Star Wars saga actually the second, chronologically speaking is by far the richest since 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. The overall production value and special effects are spectacular -- that's par for the course -- and the narrative thrust and emotional resonance far surpass that of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It picks up the story ten years after the action in the previous film, as Annakin Skywalker Hayden Christensen, now a Padouin apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor, is impatient to become a full-fledged Jedi knight and find his long-lost mother. Meanwhile, he is assigned to safeguard Senator Padme Amidala Natalie Portman, the former queen whom he has loved since he was a young boy. Separatist forces led by the sinister Count Dooku Christopher Lee threaten the peace of the galaxy, and a full-fledged war seems imminent. Lee offers strong, charismatic villainy with Dooku. It's a trait sorely missing from the previous film, and film buffs will enjoy it as a reference to the cold presence of the late Peter Cushing, Lee's former Hammer Studios costar, in the original film. For the Star Wars universe, Attack of the Clones is a stirring, powerful movie and an important turning point in the saga. It's also a major crowd-pleaser for fans of Yoda and Boba Fett alike. Among the supplemental features on the double-DVD set is a detailed commentary featuring Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, sound editor Ben Burtt, and effects supervisor Rob Cohen. The disc also affords several informative documentaries: "From Puppets to Pixels," describing the evolution of character animation; "State of the Art: The Previsualization of Episode II," including never-before-seen animation effects; and "Films Are Not Released, They Escape." There are also three behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gallery of poster art, and other incidental materials.
From the Producers
The Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray Disc set collects all six films on nine discs in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound and 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives. The comprehensive collection also features numerous deleted, extended and alternate scenes, new documentaries, and a cross-section of the countless Star Wars spoofs that have appeared in pop culture over the past three decades. Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, the set also features a coveted peek into the making of the Saga with vintage documentaries, audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, prop and costume turnarounds, retrospectives and more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2011
  • UPC: 024543742180
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Mixed Media Set / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 13:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 202

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Hamill
Hayden Christensen Anikan Skywalker
Harrison Ford Han Solo
Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi
Frank Oz Voice Only
Alec Guinness Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Technical Credits
George Lucas Director
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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    The newest release!

    I have been awaiting a complete collection box set release. Although I had hoped it would take the form of an anniversary kit I am glad that have decided to create the release.

    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.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2011

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    these movies are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    star wars is my favorite movie saga due to my favorite charecters being in all the films even a charecter in a minor role wedge antilles obi wan han luke leia chewbecca yoda etc etc etc etc etc this box set is worth buying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2011

    What.....Special Editions?!?!?!?!?

    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.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

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    i love this movie series

    this saga is amazing im buying this box set for my friends for christmas

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