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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.
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
I mean, it was so FLAT. It was predictable, with lots of cutesy moments for the kids which were utterly unnecessary... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Todd D. Rainer
One of my favorite Star Wars films, the Phantom Menace tells the origins of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the start of the political downfall to erect the evil Galactic... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Red24
I purchased this trilogy from another store but can attest that these steelbooks are high quality and look great in any collection.Published 9 days ago by Adam
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|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
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