Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Complete Saga
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Movie overall 8
12 September 2011
Excerpt: I have never been blown away like i was with this release when comes to dts i must say the have done a fantastic job. But a warning if u live in a apartment with a sub woofer, This is loud! I mean loud!!!.
Conclusion: I loved the original trilogy but never cared for the newer prequels but decided I would buy all the movies as one package, so I would have them all on blu ray. The reasons why I was never impressed with the newer prequels was because I grew up with the original trilogy and looking at the prequels you could certainly tell these films were made long after the original trilogy like R2 flying and special effects etc.
Summary: Having gone out and bought a brand new Blu ray player just for this set of discs, I was really looking forward to getting them and watching them in true HD. First thing I noticed was teh lag in disc load time. Unlike other Blu rays I have, the time between selecting a feature and it loading, seemed to drag on. This is a huge shame, but I persevered. Upon hearing the 20th Century Fox anthem, my heart skipped a beat. And then of course the Star Wars theme blared at me.
Summary: What can I say about the Star Wars saga that no one else has said before? This set contains 3 of the best films of their ilk ever made, 2 good but fundamentally flawed films and Attack of the Clones. The transfer to Blu-Ray for the original trilogy is brilliant with vibrant colour and crystal clear picture. The Prequels are just as good as I remember seeing them at a digital cinema screening when they came out.
Summary: It's generally accepted that the three prequel films are the poor relation to their illustrious predecessors. This is probably true, although that opinion is probably heavily influenced by nostalgia given most adults remember the original trilogy from their childhood and perhaps subconsciously negatively judge the prequels as a result. All the films look fantastic whether the restored originals or the CGI-heavy prequels.
Summary: The films look great, but I do have one major criticism for them: there is no clean-up of the effects shots for the original trilogy, as sometimes ships appear to have a lighter black box around them. To my mind the sound has improved more than the visuals, being much clearer and crisper. Having said that the visuals are excellent, with no grain or white spots to be seen, though naturally Episode III looks the best.
Summary: Its Star Wars on Blu ray, you know what your getting. If you havnt seen the original 3 since their early days on the cinema, you may be puzzled to notice blatant new CGI changes and additions made to the originals, they dont add anything helpful to the story, but if you are a casual viewer dont worry about it, however if you are a fan then be prepared to look aghast at certain moments in the 3 films that punch deep holes into the plot lines.