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post #151 of 2401
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Certainly the cost is nothing to piss&moan about.

But if the "goods" are screwed up, you won't have oink to kick around here anymore....

just to be safe, we should remove oink's light saber from him before friday.

i'd hate to lose a good poster due to g.l.s carelessness.
post #152 of 2401
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Originally Posted by shesha View Post

I am having an anxiety attack, when I get the set (later today or tomorrow) am I supposed to pop in 1 or 4 first?

4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. You must start with the original. You MUST!
post #153 of 2401
4,5,1,2,3,6 is better....ends on an up note.
post #154 of 2401
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

4,5,1,2,3,6 is better....ends on an up note.

That sounds like a fun way to go through the whole set. I might just do that.
post #155 of 2401
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post

4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. You must start with the original. You MUST!

Yep, release date is they only way
post #156 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

You know, initially that's a no brainer decision to go with IV. But then again, what do you expect a 1977'er to say?

My plan is to go traditional and watch them as I grew up with them VI-VI then I-III.

You're watching episode VI twice then watching the prequels?
That's a unique sequence to watch them.
post #157 of 2401
Do you think if I let someone who's never seen SW see them 6,5,4,3,2,1 would reveal too many spoilers before moving on the the next movie?
post #158 of 2401
just to let everyone know preorders of the complete saga are now entering the shipping phase
post #159 of 2401
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Do you think if I let someone who's never seen SW see them 6,5,4,3,2,1 would reveal too many spoilers before moving on the the next movie?

"I am your father" before seeing ANH? Heresy!!!!
post #160 of 2401
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Yep, release date is they only way

Only...haha...totally disagree. Each trilogy is a set into themselves. Sure historical, sequential time frames I understand, but really just as most of us grew up watching 1-3 and then 4-6 and the fact that watching the newer ones(the look of them), it would be more painful to watch them and then go back and watch the cheesy cgi, etc. More importantly for those who have watched all 6 and know the story, it becomes even less of an issue not more. Not too different than living in the present and taking a look at the past.
post #161 of 2401
Anyone knows if the canadian set has a bilingual packaging? if it has I'm getting it from the U.S.
post #162 of 2401
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

For people who feel the extras to be lacking, I would recommend (spent all day watching these)

Star Wars Begins

Building Empire

Returning to Jedi

They are films as commentaries and have a ton of info that I had never heard of before, including the prop of Luke's lightsaber from the Jedi deleted scene.

The whole films are on Youtube and are worth watching if you are a fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vW38mY5RHQ Star Wars Begins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxIaO...eature=related Building Empire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWHWm7ZPnK0 Returning to Jedi

I am shocked at how good they are, also there are a lot of scenes of Marquand directing

Thanks so much for those links. Looking forward to watching them.
post #163 of 2401
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Originally Posted by d_m1010 View Post

Thanks so much for those links. Looking forward to watching them.

Just finishing Jedi now.


Right I was not going to post this here as I was expecting a lot of flack (I posted it elsewhere).
But I borrowed the actual UK set from a friend, no rips no MKV's just actual discs. (He went on holiday Monday and got his in the post Saturday, so he is not missing out much)
Watched on a 50" isf calibrated THX rated plasma, and listened to in 5.1 lossless.
But my (kind of) review of the set:

Focusing on PQ

The OT movies are in places, Sky shots for example plagued by frozen grain.
This being typical of a Lowry restoration I expected that, they improve over the 2004 Dvd's but offer little over the HDTV broadcasts bar better compression and some better resolution of the added grain.
Is it the best the films have looked on home video? Yes but looking at even low budget fair like The Evil Dead there is no way they should look this close to a HDTV broadcast with half the bitrate.
Some issues with the 2004 transfers have been fixed, but many others have not, Hoth is still blue and there are still contrast problems.
The PT fairs better but 2 + 3 also share contrast issues, 3 comes off the best however with the pure CGI moments looking amazing.
TPM is a mess, one of the worst DVD's that THX have put their name to has been rescanned and would have blown away any previous version including HDTV (That always looked low resolution and with a pink cast) if not for the DNR added.
People are saying that this was to bring it into line with the other PT films, but there is no reason to remove detail on what could have been the stand out transfer of this set.

Extras I feel are a mixed bag, great documentary's like The Beginning and Empire of dreams are missing, and what is left is a hodge podge of things that feels thrown together.
The deleted scenes (the few that were not already on youtube) are great to see and deserve a place on the set.
The vintage making of's are ok for what they are but I didn't watch much of them past a few mins.
The spoofs is weird, I was thinking they would be in chronological order, or some kind of order but they are kind of just one after another and nothing I had not seen before.


This could have been the release to end all releases to show other studios how it could be done, but with releases like Bridge On The River Kwai, Taxi Driver, Rocky Horror and even The Evil Dead showing how amazing period film based productions (on any mm size) this set can look distinctly low rent and needed to be so much more.

I would also like to add that I am a fan of Star Wars, a huge fan so before the accusations of we hating Star Wars come in.
I have seen / owned Star Wars on every format bar CED, VCD and 8mm, traveled 30+ miles to see the SE's in Dolby AC3 as my local cinema was only Dolby Stereo!
I have seen 70mm blow ups of the movies, and know them by heart.
post #164 of 2401
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

This could have been the release to end all releases to show other studios how it could be done, but with releases like Bridge On The River Kwai, Taxi Driver, Rocky Horror and even The Evil Dead showing how amazing period film based productions (on any mm size) this set can look distinctly low rent and needed to be so much more.

This is the review that any honest reviewer would publish if they weren't gushing over the fact that it's Star Wars. It really is a halfass effort compared to other recent releases that made far, far less money.
post #165 of 2401
I'll be watching this set 1,2,3,4,5,6
post #166 of 2401
I just got mine now. I am actually going to start with the deleted scenes, then move onto EP IV.

Can't believe this thread is already 4 pages and you guy still have another 2 days before you get yours.
post #167 of 2401
The proper viewing order is 4,5,5,5,5,6.
post #168 of 2401
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Originally Posted by CAVX View Post

I just got mine now. I am actually going to start with the deleted scenes, then move onto EP IV.

Can't believe this thread is already 4 pages and you guy still have another 2 days before you get yours.

I would say watch them after the OT so you get in your mind how they would have flowed into the scenes.

The docs I posted above have most of them reinserted into the movies
post #169 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Gekkou View Post

The proper viewing order is 4,5,5,5,5,6.

Agreed, it amazes me that so many people discuss when to watch the prequels rather than whether they should watch them at all.
post #170 of 2401
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Originally Posted by UnexplainedBacon View Post

Agreed, it amazes me that so many people discuss when to watch the prequels rather than whether they should watch them at all.

+1

I can't imagine ever wanting to watch the prequels again.
post #171 of 2401
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Originally Posted by UnexplainedBacon View Post


Agreed, it amazes me that so many people discuss when to watch the prequels rather than whether they should watch them at all.

Let's see here are just a couple of reasons.:

1 they grew up with the PT and they were the persons 1st Star Wars movies to see. They have the same feelings about the PT as us older folks have about the OT.

2: some people just actually like the PT.

Not everyone is a OT nut that hates the PT and doesn't recognize them. Who cares what versions/ series people like.
post #172 of 2401
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I like most of Sith
post #173 of 2401
The absolute main problem with the prequels is that Darth Vader went from the greatest villain in the history of movies to a whiny, immature kid. Period. If Anakin would have been written & performed properly, all of the other issues would have faded into the background.

I will *never* understand why Lucas decided to start the trilogy when Anakin was a little kid. There is no possible way you pull that off in a way that doesn't tarnish the legacy of the villain in the other 3 movies. He should have started at Attack of the Clones, the 2nd movie is where he should have became Vader, and the 3rd movie would have been Vader kicking ass all over the Universe and the beginnings of the rebellion. I will never, ever understand the decisions of starting him out as a little kid, and having the whining attitude be acceptable for the greatest villain of all-time. He should have been nothing less than a bad-ass for the entire prequel trilogy. Tom Riddle was a bit scary in the Harry Potter movies....Anakin Skywalker was a whiny brat.

Oh and uhhhh....yeah. Looking forward to seeing episodes 4-6 on Friday
post #174 of 2401
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The docs I posted above have most of them reinserted into the movies

I kinda wish all of the deleted scenes, old and new, were integrated back into the movies.

Star Wars Saga: Extended Edition
post #175 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Gekkou View Post

The proper viewing order is 4,5,5,5,5,6.

LOL!

well I admit there are a few moments in the prequels that I like, but only a few. I guess I'll go for 1,2,3,4,5,6 and that will be the first time I'll be watching them in that order.
post #176 of 2401
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Originally Posted by UxiSXRD View Post

I kinda wish all of the deleted scenes, old and new, were integrated back into the movies.

Star Wars Saga: Extended Edition

Someone will do it
post #177 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Gekkou View Post

The proper viewing order is 4,5,5,5,5,6.

You obviously don't appreciate Empire enough. Don't worry, it'll grow on you.
post #178 of 2401
The DNR on Phantom Menace is soooo disappointing. I was willing to give the caps the benefit of the doubt, but seeing it in action has dispelled any lingering hopes. Damn.
post #179 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

The DNR on Phantom Menace is soooo disappointing. I was willing to give the caps the benefit of the doubt, but seeing it in action has dispelled any lingering hopes. Damn.

I know why they did it though.

It wasn't out of laziness, it was to make it look like the other two.
Whats weird is I think Episode One has more in common with the OT than the other prequels. It has that carefree high adventure nature about it.
post #180 of 2401
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

Whats weird is I think Episode One has more in common with the OT than the other prequels. It has that carefree high adventure nature about it.

I feel the same way. Even though I find much of it to be annoying and far too kid-oriented, I always thought it felt like an actual Star Wars movie rather than a green-screen soap opera.

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Originally Posted by CatBus View Post

You obviously don't appreciate Empire enough. Don't worry, it'll grow on you.

Lol.
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

LOL!

well I admit there are a few moments in the prequels that I like, but only a few. I guess I'll go for 1,2,3,4,5,6 and that will be the first time I'll be watching them in that order.

Well, the beauty of home video is that you don't have to sit through the whole thing to get to the good parts.
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