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Which STAR WARS Editions are the best to buy ??

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31st July 2006 20:21  #1

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Which STAR WARS Editions are the best to buy ??
Hello...i need a bit of advice about Star Wars DVD's...
i'm willing to buy an entire Star Wars collection..but I don't know what would be the best...should I buy episods 4,5,6 box set with the extra disk..or wait and buy "Oryginal Trylogi"....and about Episodes 1,2,3- will there be a box with all 3..or should I buy them separetly.......or finaly..maybe there would be a ENTIRE STAR WARS box with all 6 episodes ?????
P.S. - i'm not interested in HD or BlueR..so skeep this idea Happy

31st July 2006 20:35  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
I think the honest answer is to wait. The best box set hasn't been released yet. I would assume a boxset with all 6 films in will be released for the 30th anniversary next year. If you've waited this long without making a purchase you nay as well wait a while longer for that.

The only problem with waiting is that future boxsets might not include the extras that are present on the existing boxset. If extras are your thing and you like 'making of' documentaries you should try to pick up the Special Edition Trilogy (Eps 4-6) with the 4th 'extras' disc, (purely for the Empire of Dreams documentary include on it) rather than the repackaged trilogy that came out last year. This set doesn't have the 4th extras disc.

If your're not a making of guy, then get the soon to be released 2 discers with the original unaltered episodes 4-6 included. Although you probably already know that these version are not 16x9 enhanced.

As far as the prequels go there isn't much in the way of alternative purchases as yet. The 2 discers are fine. Ep 1 has a great making of doc 'The Beginning' while 2 and 3 have slightly narrower focused docs on them. Still worth a look though. But again, only if 'making of's' are your cup of tea.

If censorship is an issue steer well clear of UKR2. Ep1 is cut on the 'In the Beginning' doc (language cuts) and Ep2 has a headbutt removed.

Hope that helps.

1st August 2006 5:00  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
If I didn't already own them then this is how I would buy them:

1) Buy the two-disc prequels already available
2) Wait for the two-disc releases of the original trilogy films in September
3) Buy the bonus disc from the four-disc set of the original trilogy used from Amazon, eBay, or any other used DVD outlet; the bonus disc is easy to find separately and usually sold in this manner for around $10 or less.

1st August 2006 13:39  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Matt wrote: 1) Buy the two-disc prequels already available


I'm lazy, but what's on the two-disc prequels that won't be on the two-disc prequels containing the original trilogy?

1st August 2006 15:33  #5

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Buy them all!!!

[Lucas needs to expand the ranch.]

1st August 2006 17:51  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,104 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Adrian wrote: I'm lazy, but what's on the two-disc prequels that won't be on the two-disc prequels containing the original trilogy?

Um, the prequels. They're not on the two disc releases containing the OT. The two disc releases with the OT are just that - the 'original' and 2004 versions of the OT. Nothing to do with the prequels.

1st August 2006 19:00  #7

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris Gould wrote: Adrian wrote: I'm lazy, but what's on the two-disc prequels that won't be on the two-disc prequels containing the original trilogy?

Um, the prequels. They're not on the two disc releases containing the OT. The two disc releases with the OT are just that - the 'original' and 2004 versions of the OT. Nothing to do with the prequels.


OOps.....drew a blank there.  For someone reason, I got everything mixed up.  I knew there was a reason I wasn't buy the new DVDs (non-anamorphic isn't a buy for me!)

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