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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #60 on: May 4, 2011, 09:46 AM »
Lucasfilm announced all of the documentaries that will be included on disc 9 of the complete box set. I wish they would just release this by itself. It's got everything short of the Muppet show and the Holiday Special!

NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) -- Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures...these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.

NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) -- George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time.

NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) -- The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more -- and don't miss "Weird Al" Yankovic's one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!

The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) -- Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) -- Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas' vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) -- Go behind the scenes -- and into the costumes -- as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.

Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) -- See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.

Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) -- Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.


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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #61 on: May 4, 2011, 10:57 AM »
Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars™ with your whole family – when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 12 internationally and on September 16 in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.

Special Features:
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY is presented in widescreen with 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Special features include:

DISC ONE – STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC TWO – STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC THREE – STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC FOUR – STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC FIVE – STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC SIX – STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI
Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew

DISC SEVEN – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES I-III
Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more

DISC EIGHT – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES IV-VI
Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more

DISC NINE – THE STAR WARS DOCUMENTARIES
NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) – Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures...these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.

NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) – George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time.

NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) – The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more — and don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!

The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) – Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!

Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.

Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) – See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.

Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) – Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.



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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #62 on: May 4, 2011, 11:38 AM »
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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #63 on: May 4, 2011, 11:49 AM »
That artwork is horrendous.

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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #64 on: May 4, 2011, 12:34 PM »

 


 

One website is reporting the Saga cover will be lenticular.
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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #65 on: May 4, 2011, 12:49 PM »
So why is Yoda's noggin so prominent on the prequel trilogy box?  He certainly didn't play that big of a role in those movies.  No biggie though - more interested in the discs.
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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #66 on: May 4, 2011, 01:18 PM »
*Sigh* not exactly a whole lot in my humble opinion to get  me to buy a blu-ray player plus the movies yet. One cool feature would be IF the deleted scenes could be re-integrated back into the respective movies. Oh well, Long live Star Wars and May the 4th be with you all!
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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #67 on: May 4, 2011, 01:49 PM »
Is everything from the previous DVD releases included in this set?

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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #68 on: May 4, 2011, 02:15 PM »
Thanks Matt.

They're all horrendous.


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« Reply #69 on: May 4, 2011, 02:18 PM »
BTW, go Thunder.

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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #71 on: May 4, 2011, 03:05 PM »
So why is Yoda's noggin so prominent on the prequel trilogy box?  He certainly didn't play that big of a role in those movies.  No biggie though - more interested in the discs.

Agreed--it's kind of an odd choice.  Anakin would make more sense with Vader on the other set but who would want to look at Hayden Christensen's giant pouty face like that, honestly?

Is everything from the previous DVD releases included in this set?

Impossible to say for sure without knowing the details of discs seven and eight, but given that Empire of Dreams and The Beginning aren't mentioned anywhere, I'm gonna guess no.

BTW, go Thunder.

Yes sir!  And go. . .  Bulls?  Hope they come out of the East.  Anyone but the Heat.  Or the Celtics. 

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« Reply #72 on: May 4, 2011, 03:44 PM »
Yes, go Bulls but they have not looked like championship contenders in the playoffs.

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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #73 on: May 5, 2011, 12:36 PM »
Looks like a good amount of stuff included in the extras, but I think we're all most curious about the deleted scenes and any changes made to the movies themselves.  I guess we won't learn about that until Comic Con, unless things leak out sooner.  I'm really excited to get the movies themselves on BD, and the extras lineup looks good too.  Although we already have them on DVD, I would have liked to see things like Empire of Dreams and The Beginning included too.  Also, I was sort of hoping for an old special from the '80s that I remember (and have on VHS), "From Star Wars to Jedi".  It mainly covers Jedi, but I remember seeing it on TV a few times as a kid, and then picked up the VHS off of ebay a few years ago.  A pretty good special.  The original OT DVD box set had some other nice features on it as well, with trailers and a characters feature, that would have been nice to see included.  All said though, it looks nice and I look forward to picking it up.  Now to see what kind of store exclusives there will be, hopefully that won't make it more difficult :).

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Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« Reply #74 on: May 7, 2011, 01:04 AM »
Well going into this I am mostly interested in the deleted scenes.  If certain deleted scenes are included that is. I am thinking of stuff like Toshi Station, Luke completing his lightsaber, the Jedi raid on the Droid Control Ship, hopefully the Wampa attack, and others we have heard over the years if they were ever shot.    I really would have liked the original release of Star Wars, ESB, and ROTJ on these somewhere.  I would much rather have that than every single documentary ever made.  I think we have gotten our fill of those over the years.  I will gladly take them but .  I guess I should just go out and buy that one DVD set that had the originals on it from a few years ago.   I can't really see myself skipping these Blu-Ray sets.  I mean it's Blu-Ray for Heaven's sake!  I do hope they clean up some FX and replace that crappy TPM Yoda puppet.  The CGI one looks much better IMO.  I know blasphemous, but it's true.  Perhaps some other things will get fixed like say Han Shooting First (it has earned capital letter status).  Or maybe even making Luke's lightsaber color blue in the Millenium Falcon.  Stuff like that.