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Star Wars Episode III - Complete DVD Review

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:05 pm
by Eric G
Just finished re typing this bloody thing.....Here's a run down of every bit of crap you will find on the Ep.III DVD....I'llcopy and paste some of the story here, but it's HUGE, so for the entire thing, click the link at the bottom of the page. :)

On November 1st, Star Wars fans around the world will be able to own the complete saga on DVD, with the release of the missing piece of the puzzle, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Developed by the same team that put together the DVD releases of the other Star Wars films, the Episode III DVD was produced in conjuction with the hit movie.

DISC 1: THE FEATURE


"From the beginning of production, George Lucas wanted to be sure we chronicled everything that went into the making of Episode III specifically to create an incredible DVD experience," said Jim Ward, the DVD's executive producer and Senior Vice President of Lucasfilm Ltd. "This DVD has literally been three years in the making, and it's going to be a fantastic way to complete the Star Wars saga at home."


As with the previous film (Episode II), Revenge of the Sith was captured with the latest generation of HD digital cameras and lenses. Since the source material and the final DVD transfer stayed within the digital medium from beginning to end, the finished result is pristine image and sound clarity, overseen by the quality assurance experts at THX. Like previous releases, the release includes a THX Optimizer for on-screen calibration of picture and sound to perfect levels.


To keep the image and sound quality of the feature at its best, Lucasfilm has separated the movie and bonus materials onto two discs.

Van Ling, the DVD’s Producer, is again taking on the role to bring the worlds of Star Wars to DVD and customizing the imagery to create a dynamic menu experience. "ILM really worked hard to give me usable elements as digital files," says Ling. "I'm constantly trying to find ways to take their elements and use them in ways they never intended or could even imagine."

The menus consist of familiar yet new presentations of Episode III imagery with one of three randomly selected environmental themes each time you watch. Either fiery Mustafar, with lava rivers and heat-blasted industrial facility; Utapau, or Coruscant, showdown between Emperor Palpatine and Yoda in the Senate.


Lucasfilm have also segmented the film into 50 chapters. With titles such as "Tragedy of Darth Plagueis," "Mace vs. Sidious," "Order 66" and "Immolation." The "Scene Selection" screen also features animated presentations on the menu screens, so viewers will have no problem finding the scene they're looking for.

The DVD will be available in both Widescreen and Full Screen. Disc One offers multiple audio options for viewers. You can select either Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 EX, or choose from English Dolby Surround 2.0, French Dolby Surround 2.0 and Spanish Dolby Surround 2.0. Optional English subtitles can also be toggled on and off.

Audio tracks include commentary provided by George Lucas, Producer Rick McCallum, Visual Effects Supervisors John Knoll and Roger Guyett and Animation Director Rob Coleman.


"This was my seventh commentary with George [Lucas], including all six Star Wars films and THX 1138," says Gary Leva, producer of the audio commentary. "We have fun together and, since I've also produced documentaries for all the previous DVD sets, I know the ground we're covering pretty well by now. So I can ask intelligent questions and sort of guide him into areas I think would be interesting for fans. George has gotten increasingly skilled at doing commentaries. It's been fun for me to work with him over the years and watch the progression."

http://www.fi-sci.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=370&Itemid=44

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:17 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Hope the Commentary section says that Sidious let Mace Windu win. If it's the other way round I'll kill myself - then Samuel L Jackoff.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:34 pm
by Eric G
Hope the Commentary section says that Sidious let Mace Windu win. If it's the other way round I'll kill myself -


I agree. They better say that or nothing at all or the DVD might find itself flying across the night sky and through someone's lounge room window.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:52 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
I want to hear GL admit that this was the only prequel he really cared about making and the other two were practical jokes.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:58 pm
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
I want to see George Lucas - right at the point where Palpatine reveals himself as Darth Sidious - interrupt the movie, then take off his toupee and his 30 year old lumberjack shirt, and reveal to us, what a studly bolding bastard he is.

Oh, and intergrate the deleted scenes worth showing, back into the movie. But he won't.


gentleman.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:09 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Oh, and intergrate the deleted scenes worth showing, back into the movie. But he won't.

gentleman.



of course, GL is, above all, a gentleman.

so, he's not gonna reintegrate the cut bits? that sucks. i love that one shot where Grievous is looking all evil as his RoboSiths stick Shakti with their DeathPoles... noice!

Grievous was my favorite villian in this whole damn prequel mess. this decripit olde robodictator. he deserved more screentime...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:12 pm
by wonkabar
I don't remember there being a "review spot" on TPM or AOTC....hmmmmm.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:59 pm
by Adam Balm
My favorite deleted scene is where Anakin laments to Padme that some day, what with faster than light travel and artificial intelligence already common, that some day they might invent contraception.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:06 pm
by burlivesleftnut
IPAMPILASH!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:14 pm
by Eric G
I don't remember there being a "review spot" on TPM or AOTC....hmmmmm.
- That's because i wasn't around to give you one. :)

Oh, and intergrate the deleted scenes worth showing, back into the movie. But he won't.

gentleman.


Yeah....this bites massive dog balls. Lucas goes that step further and adds music, and FX and all, but why not intergrate them into the movie? He could then release 4 Editions of the DVD! Extended and Theatrical both in Pan & Scan and Widescreen. His greddy studly stumpy little fingers would love the extra cash flowing in! Cause you know there's going to be fan boys out there who'll buy both versions.....

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:49 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Adam Balm wrote:My favorite deleted scene is where Anakin laments to Padme that some day, what with faster than light travel and artificial intelligence already common, that some day they might invent contraception.


oh please.

You know in the bearded one's universe there's no sex.

Light sabers as turkey basters.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:10 am
by ONeillSG1
Best line of AOTC commentary (during the Jedi Library Scene): "I wanted to create a mystery as to who erased the files but I didn't want to make it a distraction for the film . . . I knew all would be revealed in Episode III."

I want to hear this commentary BADLY. Just to see if he apologizes for the things he left out (midichlorians, Sifo Dyas, Liam Neeson).

I can't wait. Roll on November 1!!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:19 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Personally, I think a this guy, he needs a to "let go," eh? He puts a the "boy" inna "fanboy."

Todd Gilchrist review onna IGN

I like it when a he says:
Todd Gilchrist wrote:finally graduated past my prejudices about the originals being better (which they are)


Just a let it go, eh? Grow inna to manhood like a the rest of us...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:46 pm
by WinslowLeach
What about a commentary from Lucas' studly jiggly neck?!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:05 pm
by burlivesleftnut
So, um, I watch this a couple of times this weekend. Did Lucas change the big NOOOOOO everyone bitched about? It seems less juvenile to me now. I didn't have much of a problem with it before, but it definitely seems different. Anyone else notice this?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:54 pm
by Brocktune
hmmmm. very interesting. i will be checking this out tonight for sure. ill get back to ya.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:08 am
by burlivesleftnut
Please do. I am dying to know if I am delusional.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:00 am
by Man-in-the-Box
Rest assured wondertesticle, you're quite delusional.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:50 am
by burlivesleftnut
HATE! BURNING!