& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Amazing Savings USA and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Star Wars: Episode I - Th... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Bookstorium
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The case and discs have moderate wear. Inside insertion is included.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$59.06
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: coastbooks100
Add to Cart
$59.25
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: MediaNett
Add to Cart
$69.99
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by: Bookstorium
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition)

3,034 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
Widescreen Edition
$59.14
$30.00 $9.96
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Summertime is Book Time
Discover our hand-selected picks of the best books for kids of all ages. Browse by age: Baby-2 | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12.
$59.14 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Amazing Savings USA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition) + Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition) + Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Widescreen Edition)
Price for all three: $134.17

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Begin your STAR WARS DVD collection with STAR WARS: Episode 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE. Packed with over six hours of additional material, including exclusive documentaries and never-before-seen deleted scenes, this 2-disc set provides the perfect showcase for the incredible detail and breathtaking scope of George Lucas's first episode in the mythic STAR WARS saga.

Additional Features

The spectacular DVD release of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace--arguably one of the best DVDs ever--will go a long way toward making it up to Star Wars fans who were disappointed by the theatrical release. (But, in case you're wondering, there's no option to delete Jar Jar.) The picture and sound are outstanding, it's loaded with bonuses, and even the menus are action-packed fun. Disc One includes the film with a commentary track by George Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, editor Ben Burtt, animation director Rob Coleman, and visual effects supervisors John Knoll, Dennis Murren, and Scott Squires. Rather than a group of people yelling at the screen, this commentary is a compilation of individual comments, very helpfully supplemented by supratitles that indicate who is speaking. Numerous technical details are explained, and Lucas mentions how certain scenes fit into the big picture of all six films (every time dutifully referring to the original film as "Episode IV").

Of Disc Two's cornucopia of bonus features, the most notable are the seven deleted scenes and a long documentary. The deleted scenes, which are all interesting enough to watch at least once, can be viewed individually or as a group along with discussions of why they were cut. These rough scenes were completed for the DVD and parts of them (including an introduction of the individual Podracers and a longer view of the skies over Coruscant) were reincorporated into the version of the film that appears on the DVD. The 66-minute behind-the-scenes documentary was compiled from 600 hours of footage shot during various stages of the film and includes Anakin screen tests, script-reading sessions, location shooting in Italy and Tunisia, and giddy fans on opening night. --David Horiuchi


Special Features

  • Exclusive deleted-scenes documentary features seven new sequences completed just for this DVD release: 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
  • "The Beginning: Making Episode I," an all-new hour-long documentary film culled from over 600 hours of footage, including an insider's look at Lucasfilm and ILM during the production
  • Multi-angle storyboard to animatic to film segment featuring the Submarine and Podrace Lap 1 sequences
  • Five featurettes explore the storyline, design, costumes, visual effects, and fight sequences
  • Award-winning twelve-part Web documentary series that chronicles the production
  • "Duel of the Fates" music video featuring John Williams
  • Never-before-seen production photo gallery with special caption feature
  • Theatrical posters and print campaign from around the world
  • Theatrical teaser and launch trailers, and seven TV spots
  • "Star Wars: Starfighter - The Making of a Game" featurette from LucasArts
  • DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content

Product Details

  • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid
  • Directors: George Lucas
  • Writers: George Lucas
  • Producers: George Lucas, Rick McCallum
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: August 2, 2007
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,034 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CX5P
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,312 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

204 of 258 people found the following review helpful By M. Chambers on May 26, 2005
Format: DVD
I saw this film on theatrical release in and was very disappointed. Of course, alot of the disappointment initially had to do with the incredible hype build-up that accompanied the new trilogy. Nothing could have lived up to the public's expectations.

That having been said, The Phantom Menace is disappointing not so much because it stinks, but because, I felt, with some additional tweaking, it could have been much much better. Its almost as if Lucas got the plot ideas and character concepts developed to a schematic level and then sort of lost interest in them and did not develop them any further.

Specific gripes:

1. We never really bond with or understand Qui-Gon's character or his relationship with young Anakin. He states that he thinks Anakin may be the chosen one, but that is not really sufficient. We need to see an emotional bond or some kind of identification between the two, but it just isn't there.

2. Not to pick on Jake Lloyd (he's probably a great kid), but Lucas or whoever just did not get a good performance out of him. Plus, there is no hint in young Anakin at this point of character traits or flaws that might later foreshadow his fall. Yoda says he sees anger and fear in Anakin and the Jedi Council make vague predications that he may eventually be dangerous, but we as audience members just don't see it. We are supposed to infer that Anakin is somehow damaged by his life as as slave and subsequent separation from his mother, but again, we don't see any of this. His life as a slave doesn't seem to indicate any hardship; his big scene saying goodbye to his mom is not particularly moving (mainly due to wooden acting by Lloyd; Pernilla August as his mom does a good job thought).
Read more ›
46 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
52 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Dax on June 12, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Like so many others I waited fingernail biting for many years. Also like many old fans I was left sorely disappointed. Now I kept my expectations relatively low for the new movie-and still it was bad! (Really bad) Most of my friends desperately wanting to keep Lucas venerated had "it was alright/ had some cool effects" to say, only to later join my much stronger "I hated it" stance. I've heard plenty of negative criticism without some specifics, so here are some of the problems with Lucas' blunder as I see them:
-THE TARGET AUDIENCE: (it was kids!) Now I know the desire was to keep Star Wars available to all ages, but this failed. The original movies were mature enough in dialogue, mood, and detail to enthrall older ages, yet still accessible to younger ages (Darth is evil). This movie though, is kept accessible to its target audience while neglecting the majority of its fans.
-THE COMEDY: (cheap laughs and clowning) In keeping with making a children's movie, Lucas had to ensure that all of the comedy could be understood, therefore physical buffoonery was the only out. Would it have been too much to include some subtle banter (or any verbal comedy) like that found in the other movies? (and capable of entertaining audiences older than twelve). Really though, does anything more need be said than Jar-Jar? I don't think so.
-THE VIOLENCE: (can't have the kids see any) Now not that I advocate violence for its own sake, but in this film its a mix of clowning-robot breaking-safety. The first five minutes of A New Hope are more violent then this entire movie- Vader parading over the fallen bodies of the storm troopers and rebels (and this was '77, not the desensitized world of the millennium).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
82 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery Rowe on April 20, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Hmmm. What to say about `The Phantom Menace'? I waited how many years to see this "grand vision" of George Lucas?
I will make this as short, sweet and painless as possible. Let's start out just by saying this has got to be THE biggest disappointment in film history. Mr. Lucas, claimed on `Episode IV' that there was more to the story to bring us up to the 1978 masterpiece `Star Wars' (and I'm not talking about the tainted Special Edition version either.). With the coming of `Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace', this film has proved to me that there was no story of the sort. I feel that what was once a grandiose, intricately visioned perception of an outer-worldly saga is now all worth nothing.
`Phantom Menace' starts out with the traditional mammoth text run. The almost-holy yellow letters that grace the screen and flow upward into space accompanied by the magic theme that millions of people have grown to love. What could go wrong...right? This unfortunately proves to be the best part of the whole film. The damage could be seen within a few short moments. Before we know it, Ewan McGregor appears on screen as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi and utters the now famous line, "I've got a bad feeling about this." Well let me tell you, as I sat in the theater in anticipation, $10 ticket-stub in hand, third row from the front, opening night, a tiny voice in my head whispered, "So do I, Obi-Wan...So do I."
With acting bad enough to make you cry, a COMPLETE lack of plot and absolutely tasteless "looky-what-we-can-do" effects this piece of trash carries on and on getting worse by the minute forming a self-satire, if you will, a cartoon of the modern myth Lucas has created thus far.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
I have a question for the Star Wars 1-3 haters.
Maybe I shouldn't reply to this post because I'm not in the group you are addressing, i.e., Star Wars fans who bash Episodes I-III and even The Clone Wars TV series because they claim "Lucas ruined the franchise" and that CGI makes the Prequels "soulless," just to name a few... Read More
Jun 6, 2009 by Alex Diaz-Granados |  See all 20 posts
Episode I VHS box art chronology confusion
Ep I >>> 32 years before "Ep IV
EP II >>> 22 years before Ep IV
EP III >> 19 years before Ep IV
May 9, 2009 by Roman85 |  See all 2 posts
Sound discrepancy on the SW discs.
If I'm not mistaken, EX is a backwards-compatible extension to Dolby Digital. It creates a matrixed back surround channel. I think the player would still report this as Dolby Digital, but if you have a 6.1 or 7.1 receiver with that many speakers attached, you should hear sound from the... Read More
Sep 9, 2008 by Jason Tovey |  See all 2 posts
A Question For All Those Who Seem to be Comitted to Hating Everything...
I expected the prequels to be pretty much about what they were about. It is *how* they were about what they were about that is the problem, imHo.

Having said this, I'll offer a few specific opinions:
--Episode 1 would have been received well if there was (1) Little to no Jar-Jar and (2) Much... Read More
Jul 1, 2008 by thames |  See all 46 posts
Should Episode One be redubbed?
While they're at it, maybe they could digitally erase any trace of Jar Jar Binks' existence too...
Feb 20, 2010 by SpartanMark05 |  See all 3 posts
Mygenes.co.nz shows parental neglect causes homosexuality Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: star wars movies, dvd's worth money, full episodes of the view