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Star Wars: Clone Wars - Volume Two
The Emmy Award-winning animated series continues with Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume Two, available for the first time on DVD. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, this series captures George Lucas' vision in a dynamic animated style that is a visual delight for all ages. As seen on Cartoon Network, Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume Two concludes the epic adventures that bridge the story between Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Witness firsthand the trials of Anakin Skywalker and the secret ceremony in which he becomes a Jedi Knight. Then, follow the Jedi as they attempt to repel a surprise attack by General Grievous, on the galactic capital, Coruscant. Clone Wars Volume Two is filled with exciting galactic battles that lead directly to the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
Volume 2 of the stylish animated "microseries" Star Wars: Clone Wars picks up where volume 1 left off, with General Grievous threatening a group of Jedi. The war between the Republic and the Separatists continues to rage, and due to desperate need, Anakin Skywalker is bestowed the title of Jedi Knight, though he must undergo one final rite of passage by traveling to the frozen planet of Nelvan. The action is at its fiercest when the Separatists launch an overwhelming assault on Coruscant, and Masters Windu and Yoda get to show their stuff to defend the city. However, it's just a diversion from the main goal: Grievious's attempt to kidnap Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. In the series' most dramatic moment, Shaak Ti and other Jedi try to fend off the droid's attack. Clone Wars Volume 2 aired on the Cartoon Network in March 2005, and it's a bit more substantial than volume 1, taking place in five 12-minute chapters (nos. 21-25) rather than 3-minute chapters. And while volume 1 was mostly flat-out action, the developments in volume 2 lead directly to the opening of Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. And you even get small tidbits such as C-3PO (again voiced by Anthony Daniels) unveiling his new gold look, Padme sporting a cinnamon-bun hairdo, and the reason why General Grievous has difficulty breathing. Let casual fans content themselves with the feature films; Clone Wars remains essential viewing for the Star Wars aficionado. (Rated Y7 for cartoon action and violence) --David Horiuchi
In both a commentary track and a featurette, Genndy Tartakovsky and his creative team discuss the making of Clone Wars and how it ties into Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. If you're not a fan of the Lego Star Wars, you might become one after you watch the amusing "Revenge of the Brick" trailer. There's also the same Xbox demo of Battlefront II that was on the Sith DVD, and the Dolby 5.1 sound is an improvement over volume 1's 2.0 Surround. --David Horiuchi
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Media Format : Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 4 minutes
- Release date : December 6, 2005
- Actors : Mat Lucas, Jerome Beidler, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle
- Dubbed: : English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : Constantine Nasr, Jason Hillhouse, Michael Fallavollita
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B000BCE8Q4
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,524 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The action is clean, stylish, and awe-inspiring, as anyone who's seen Tartakovsky's other famous work, Samurai Jack, would guess. As an aspiring animator, this series had a huge influence on me personally, but I digress. The DVD has enough bonus features to keep you entertained a bit longer than the show's runtime, but as a die-hard fan of this show, it seems to not be enough.
Can't recommend this show enough. While emotionally shallow in contrast to the films and 2008 THE Clone Wars, this series is thrilling enough to keep you entertained no matter your age.
I like both versions of the Clone Wars. However, I think the visual imagery in the Tartakovsky version is more interesting. There are some really interesting and memorable creature designs, such as Yoda's Kybuck. I love that the show uses familiar alien species for new Jedi, such as the Ithorian Roron Corobb, Talz Foul Modama, and Wolfman Volviff Monn. Visually, they're far more memorable than any of the characters from the newer Clone Wars.
I also like that General Grievous isn't a pansy in this series. He's absolutely brutal. I found Grievous in ROTS to be more annoying than anything else, and even in the current Clone Wars find him merely tolerable. However, his introduction at the end of Volume 1 is absolutely chilling.
Unfortunately, because of time constraints, the Tartakovsky version obviously doesn't delve into character development or intricate story plots. On those aspects, I think the current Clone Wars excels. Volume 2 of the Tartakovsky series does tell the story of how Palpatine was kidnapped, but even that is more a prolonged action sequence than a rich story.
Overall, if you're a Star Wars fan, the Tartakovsky is definitely worth tracking down. I found both volumes used in great condition for around $20, so it's possible to get a deal. More than anything else, some of the new background characters and images are truly iconic.
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Perhaps the most talked about part of this release is the foreshadowing of how Anakin will be tempted to evil, as symbolised by his robotic hand growing larger than larger in a psychadelic dream sequence, as part of his personal test and trial. This mirrors the part in Ep VI where Luke Skywalker examines his own hand, and realises that he could become his father's replacement, a new tool for the Emperor.
But the resolution only looks around 720p.