I loved the original trilogy but never cared for the newer prequels but decided I would buy all the movies as one package, so I would have them all on blu ray.
The reasons why I was never impressed with the newer prequels was because I grew up with the original trilogy and looking at the prequels you could certainly tell these films were made long after the original trilogy like R2 flying and special effects etc. So it was always hard for me to see them as actual prequels. But I suppose that is the reason for the changes to the original trilogy, like the added city at the end of Return of the Jedi to try and link them to the prequels.
But in short I am kind of glad that I bought the whole lot of the films on blu ray as I have now watched them all several times, in order they are supposed to be. OK yes you can tell that these prequels are a lot newer and fancier effects, but now after watching all 6 films ion chronological order I would say it makes the originals something they weren't before. Even though the newer ones are quite obviously after the original trilogy I did feel the story was a continuation when I got to stare wars a new hope. I suppose I just feel they should have made the prequels look older and made them look like they were actually before the original trilogy but I suppose if they did that then they would not probably appeal so much to today's children/generation
My other gripes about the prequels are mostly some of the actors who were in the prequels, I totally disagree that Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee and Ewan McGregor should have ever been in s Star Wars film, I mean Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi just doesn't seem right to me all these actors are great but I could never see any of those actors as the characters they played in Star wars so that made their characters unbelievable to me.
I love all these actors very much particularly Liam Neeson but I just do not think they suit being in a Star Wars film, even to this day, I also hate Hayden Christiansen mint he film as well, so it taken a lot of persuasion from a friend for me to buy the complete sage. Although I still feel the same about these actors in the films, I am still glad I bought them as it does link the story together and when you get to Star wars a new hope you feel like you know where Darth Vader comes from, whereas before he just appears as a mister bad @ss.
The newer prequels do link the story together in an enjoyable way so it is good to have them all for that reason alone.
Jar Jar Binks, well my opinion is pretty much the same as everyone else's. Yes a very annoying character and what makes him annoying is that Jar Jar Binks is supposed to be funny, but instead a failed character and is simply not funny at all, even the way they have him talking like "Mesa" , is a terrible idea and becomes particularly annoying after a while. Just over all a very bad character.
My opinions on the changes and newer added effects to the films...
I was at first but I am now not overly disappointed about all the changes and additions to the older films as I realise that some changes were to try and show that they were part of the the 3 newer prequels and I would say that it does actually help a bit, although the only change I will never really be happy about is the "Nooo! Noooo!" in return of the Jedi, I feel it really spoils a very emotional moment that it was actually stronger when Darth Vader said nothing as he watched the Emperor torture his son and finally thrown him over. The "no" and "noooo" just shouldn't be there as it just seemed more powerful before.
The picture and sound quality is just stunning and overall I am very pleased with this boxed set.Tons of features too.