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Star Wars: The Complete Saga (With Online Exclusive Film Cell) (9 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Turn to the Blue side of the force!

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Ever since I saw Star Wars as it was called back in 1977 and not Episode IV: A New Hope as the fan boys would call it I was hooked. As a six year old the opening sequence the music the action and characters were almost too much to take in, but way back then nobody knew George Lucas would build a muti-billion dollar franchise and then milk it for all it was worth.
We waited so long for Lucas to put pen to paper was it worth the wait? erm.........
Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Some how I don't think the taxation of trade routes is as gripping as a massive planet destroying space startion with a power mad messed up Sith. Terrible acting, allot of talking of whats happening, lots of CGI and the spawn of Satan Jar-Jar Binks! is this what we deserve? no but ever saga has to have a beginning and for all it's faults there is the amazing Darth Maul fight and the Pod Race, but the good points can't stop it from still being a crushing disappointment.
***
Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.
Lucas has to put it back on track right?Actually no for me he messes it up even more, cringe worthy lines, some of the most agonising acting, the horrible picture post card romance, for two thirds of the film it's a truly horrible experience, but then Lucas pulls out all the stops for a great action packed final third, but it's too little too late.
***
Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith.
Lucas had to put it back on track after his two previous efforts does he? actually ,yes he does! I'm not saying that this is a patch on the original trilogy but compared to Episodes I & II is a work of genius, the tacky lines are still there, but the acting is better and the sense of urgency is back leading to a jaw on the flaw final battle between Ben and Anakin gives all the fans what they have been wishing for and it delivers.... mostly!
****
Episode IV: A New Hope.
This is the Star Wars we all grew up on and love, the best entrance ever in motion history of a villain, the ships the aliens and of course Han, Luke, Leah and Chewie. for a film of this age it has not lost any of it's power to enchant and entertain, one of the most iconic films ever made.
Episode V: The Empire Strike Back.
Many say it's the best of the series, it's not, to say that is doing it an injustice, the fact is The Empire Strikes Back is ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE! a much deeper film, more adult tone, better writter characters and a brilliant story and it even manages to be more fun than the first. Just a stone cold classic with the most jaw dropping reverlations in cinema history. five stars is not a big enough score.
*****
Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi.
It all built up to this, but there is a few bumps in the road to get there. The opening rescue of Han in Jabba's palace is brilliant, and the death of Yoda and is conventiant reverlation is great, but it goes a bit wrong on Endor, yep you know what I am about to say. Why Ewoks how can a bunch of cute teddies take on the might of the Empire? Lucas saw cash singns and thought of the money he would make out of Ewok lunch boxes, a cartoon series and two god aweful spin off movies, it's not what every one over ten years old wanted to see, we wanted Wookies to rip the Empire a new one, but to be honest I would rather spend an hour with those furry critters than ten seconds of Jar-Jar Binks!
****1/2
The extra are good, but it's a shame the DVD feature length documentaries are not included, but you know Lucas he'll probably save that for when he yet again recycles the series in a few years time, but for now it's expensive but just about worth the wait.
Looking back if Episodes I-III was released before IV-VI they probably would have been recieved with a warmer reaction.......?

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  Turn to the Blue side of the force!

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Ever since I saw Star Wars as it was called back in 1977 and not Episode IV: A New Hope as the fan boys would call it I was hooked. As a six year old the opening sequence the music the action and characters were almost too much to take in, but way back then nobody knew George Lucas would build a muti-billion dollar franchise and then milk it for all it was worth.
We waited so long for Lucas to put pen to paper was it worth the wait? erm.........
Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Some how I don't think the taxation of trade routes is as gripping as a massive planet destroying space startion with a power mad messed up Sith. Terrible acting, allot of talking of whats happening, lots of CGI and the spawn of Satan Jar-Jar Binks! is this what we deserve? no but ever saga has to have a beginning and for all it's faults there is the amazing Darth Maul fight and the Pod Race, but the good points can't stop it from still being a crushing disappointment.
***
Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.
Lucas has to put it back on track right?Actually no for me he messes it up even more, cringe worthy lines, some of the most agonising acting, the horrible picture post card romance, for two thirds of the film it's a truly horrible experience, but then Lucas pulls out all the stops for a great action packed final third, but it's too little too late.
***
Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith.
Lucas had to put it back on track after his two previous efforts does he? actually ,yes he does! I'm not saying that this is a patch on the original trilogy but compared to Episodes I & II is a work of genius, the tacky lines are still there, but the acting is better and the sense of urgency is back leading to a jaw on the flaw final battle between Ben and Anakin gives all the fans what they have been wishing for and it delivers.... mostly!
****
Episode IV: A New Hope.
This is the Star Wars we all grew up on and love, the best entrance ever in motion history of a villain, the ships the aliens and of course Han, Luke, Leah and Chewie. for a film of this age it has not lost any of it's power to enchant and entertain, one of the most iconic films ever made.
Episode V: The Empire Strike Back.
Many say it's the best of the series, it's not, to say that is doing it an injustice, the fact is The Empire Strikes Back is ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE! a much deeper film, more adult tone, better writter characters and a brilliant story and it even manages to be more fun than the first. Just a stone cold classic with the most jaw dropping reverlations in cinema history. five stars is not a big enough score.
*****
Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi.
It all built up to this, but there is a few bumps in the road to get there. The opening rescue of Han in Jabba's palace is brilliant, and the death of Yoda and is conventiant reverlation is great, but it goes a bit wrong on Endor, yep you know what I am about to say. Why Ewoks how can a bunch of cute teddies take on the might of the Empire? Lucas saw cash singns and thought of the money he would make out of Ewok lunch boxes, a cartoon series and two god aweful spin off movies, it's not what every one over ten years old wanted to see, we wanted Wookies to rip the Empire a new one, but to be honest I would rather spend an hour with those furry critters than ten seconds of Jar-Jar Binks!
****1/2
The extra are good, but it's a shame the DVD feature length documentaries are not included, but you know Lucas he'll probably save that for when he yet again recycles the series in a few years time, but for now it's expensive but just about worth the wait.
Looking back if Episodes I-III was released before IV-VI they probably would have been recieved with a warmer reaction.......?

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  Could of been great

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I am a massive Star Wars fan and was really looking forward to this latest release but I have to say I think it was a poor effort. The picture quality is top notch but then it was brilliant when released on DVD however the sound in many places is not as clear as the DVD release. Like it says in the title could of been great.

  Could of been great

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I am a massive Star Wars fan and was really looking forward to this latest release but I have to say I think it was a poor effort. The picture quality is top notch but then it was brilliant when released on DVD however the sound in many places is not as clear as the DVD release. Like it says in the title could of been great.

  The wait is over

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Lovely presentation of the box set. All six films come with hours and hours of bonus features. The True HD surround sound is unparalleled and the HD transfer is immense.
However, the theory that George Lucas's part in the early success of the Star Wars phenomenon was an accident is once again questionable here. More needless additions to the original trilogy including a cliched "Noooooooo" that devalues the power of the final battle between Luke and Vader, again adds more frustration to me as a Star Wars fan. The pointless additions and the disappointing prequel trilogy aside, Star Wars will always be a phenomenon with great characters and a great story.

  30 or 40 extra hours footage

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Can someone tell me who is right, as the advert says over 40 hours of bonus footage and the descriptions state over 30 hours (10 hours is a big difference)! - help!

  brill wow thanks very much

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brill so much they have keep away from us till now best load of starwars ever and the films look amazing too recommend to all

  Near perfection but Lucas's meddling ruins it.

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This has the potential to be the best Star Wars package ever, but unfortunate changes and meddling from our forementioned villain ruins the collection.
All that aside, this is a definitive and complete boxset of ALL 6 Star Wars films plus the added bonus of the Film Cell is very cool.
Of course we are talking about Blu Ray, which makes this 10x better!
Overall a great boxset with just a few thorns.

  Gutted

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Only gets two stars for Empire. They've been fiddled with again has this guy got no understanding of what people want? The worse by far is Vader's "Nooooooooo". I felt the same way when I watched it. Nooo! Awful.

  The ultimate edition? still no choice for 16:9 aspect ratio

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The prequals look like they were shot in HD yesterday, and the main trilogy has been polished up very well, however, EP-4 was made in 1977 and it obviously still shows in places - particularly the sound, i have to say that they definately didn't spend as much time on the sound as they did the picture.. but Empire looks great, Jedi is a much darker film, so this is hard to see any actual HD content and bright vibrant colours, but generally parts like Jabbas palace look amazing. the rumours are true about adding a NOOO to darth vader throwing the emperror over the spire.. and other minor changes that i personally don't care about. at the end of the day, if you watch this and your still not happy with it, maybe you just don't like star wars! the only thing that annoys me about star wars is the fact that even after i purchased a widescreen tv, i still have to watch these movies with the 'Letterbox' effect because the film is still wider than my TV. why oh why can they not just crop this film to fit a 16:9 tv. or just release new tv's that fit all these new movies.

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