Star Wars-Clone Wars: Season 1-5
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The complete seasons one to five of the CGI-animated TV show. Set in a galaxy far, far away after the events of 'Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones' (2002) and before 'Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' (2005), the series follows the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice of James Arnold Taylor), his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and rebellious female Jedi fighter Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein).
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I encountered no issues playing back any of the disks.
All of the disks are, as described, HD (Blu-ray) quality video and flawless quality sound.
Seasons 1-4 have 3 disks each, while season 5 has 2 disks (season 5 has fewer episodes than the others). I thought it would be annoying having to swap the disks out to continue playing one of the seasons, but it wasn't. Each disk has about 2 to 2.5 hours of episodes on them, so if you binge-watch a whole disk, it is as if you watched an entire movie.
Inside each DVD case for a season, there is a list of episodes, by disk number, as well as a brief description of that episode. If you stop a disk and can't remember the number episode you were on, the descriptions have been sufficient for me to determine where I stopped. Very helpful indeed! The list of episodes is securely fastened between two layers of plastic, so it is protected and cannot move around. The only con to this is that you have to remove disks 1 and 3 to read them on either side, and the design that holds the disks in place does block some of the text, making it harder to read. It has not been a serious problem for me, however, and is not so bad as to warrant dropping this to 4 stars.
For those who are unfamiliar to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series (you have been missing out!), it is a TV series consisting of 6 seasons. Seasons 1-5 are included in this set, but season six must be purchased independently. Amazon has some DVD / Blu-ray sets available, and it is available digitally as well. If you like what you see here, I would suggest purchasing it.
The series itself takes place between episodes 2 and 3 of the official Star Wars films. Many would agree with me that these episodes are actually better than the films themselves, but you can decide that. The series hosts several major characters, including 2 high-ranking clones, and several recurring minor characters, again including clones. If you want to see jedi, clone, and even droid adventures, this series has it waiting for you! Because there is around 40 hours (including season 6) of episodes taking place at around the same time period, each major and minor character has a very well built character. The clones have memorable personalities. Even the battledroids make comical remarks; they are not just limited to "roger, roger" in this series.
Overall, this is something for everybody. Rated PG, this series is aimed at a younger audience, but mature audiences will find just as much fun in watching these well-made episodes. Grab a seat, crack a soda, cook some popcorn, and prepare yourself for a whole new Star Wars adventure in Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
No case cracked, everything in great condition!
Tested to see if disc plays perfectly, and it does!
Really nice graphics!
By Star Wars standards, the movie was not very good. Yes, it was basically just four early episodes of the show---its first proper story arc---strung back to back. But it's one of the weakest, dumbest story arcs in the whole series, and the characters hadn't quite gelled yet.
On top of that, I detested the show's look. Didn't like the character designs, didn't like how they moved. It's just not a style of animation I'm naturally drawn to.
But I'm glad I got over it. The stories are great, and you come to love the characters and care about their relationships. They expand and enrich the Star Wars canon in profound and meaningful ways. The show's fun, funny, sweet, heartbreaking, and often startlingly dark. A few moments in the Darth Maul arc are utterly terrifying in the best way. His arc, the Nightsisters arc, and the Zillo Beast arc are among my favorites.
The animation has grown on me, no doubt helped along by all of the above-listed virtues. In the case of some characters, particularly those we haven't yet seen (or have only seen minimally) in their flesh-and-blood forms, the style works brilliantly. The landscapes, cityscapes, creatures, and space action often look breathtaking. And the animation does, I think, become surer of itself as the series progresses.
Minuses include occasionally clunky dialogue and a "camera" that sometimes seems overly fascinated by the midsection and/or thighs of anyone female and remotely humanoid. For those reasons, plus the odd sub-par episode, I'd give the show 4.5 if I could. I'd give the same score to this Blu-ray collection; while the picture and sound quality are generally great, there's the occasional digital weirdness---but far from bad or frequent enough to dissuade you.
If you're looking for Season 6, it's available separately as "The Lost Missions" and includes some of the best episodes in the series' entire run.