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Best DVD or Blu-Ray Box set?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Collecting' started by Darth Lexor Kai, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Darth Lexor Kai

    Darth Lexor Kai General of the Future Folk
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    I picked up a new set of star wars blu-ray's(all 6). They don't come with very many extras anymore. i already own "the complete saga" but its in storage in another state so i paid for a new one. I have the original unaltered versions of 4-6 on my hard drive, but its just the feature films with no extras. this new set is seriously lacking in extras besides the directors commentary. and the commentary is just "archived interviews". that's cool i guess, still its not the same as behind the scenes, interview, creature and model shop tours, etc. the only reason anyone buys the hard copies of movies is so we can have the Special Features disc's. with the age of technology you can go on YouTube and find hours of goodies but it's just not the same.

    i know people out there that collect the new star wars sets whenever they come out. im not that guy. Twentieth Century Fox still owns the rights to distributing the movies while Disney owns the brand as a whole. there are some rumors out there that Disney is restoring the original film to fix the color and sound so we might have that to look forward to in the future but they still wont have the distributing rights until 2020 when the deal expires. if and when it comes out ill defiantly buy it.

    Does anyone have a favorite version of Star Wars VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray or other form of media?
    Outside of Star Wars who has the best Box set?

    my favorite would have to be Lord of the Rings (extended edition) Blu-Ray

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  2. Messi

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    I have three differents VHS tapes of the OT: 1995, 1997 SE and one released in 2000 I guess. I also have the TPM's VHS from 1999.

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    And DVD I just have this edition for OT, the only one I reallly need because of the original releases without any modification and the PT movies released separated.

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    Gotta disagree on one thing here. I still buy all my movies on physical media because Blu Ray still has significantly better picture and sound quality than the alternative. Special Features are a bonus I seek out in my most loved movies. For both of those reasons I agree. LotR extended Edition Blu Rays are my most prized media possession. So much great content to be found on those. Now that you got me thinking about it I kind of want to throw one on now. I hope that someday we see something similar from a Star Wars release. Maybe the ST will give us something like that.

    So, with all that in mind. My favorite is the most current. I don't love the special edition changes, but I tolerate them in exchange for picture and sound quality as well as the great additional discs of special features.
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    I also own a set of DVD's burned from the Laser Disk release of the OT prior to the initial SE. I keep those around fro when I want to see the original. But for routine viewing its always the Newest Blu Ray set.
     
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  4. Jake Wolfe

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    I definitely agree that the LotR Extended Edition Blu-Ray set is very impressive. I do wish the Appendices were up-converted or something, though. But they're all DVD's...

    The Blu-Ray Complete Saga set is, of course, my favorite, being the first, and only original/additive, release on Blu-Ray so far. I'll try to buy the next 'additive' release's bonus disc if they have them. The bonus disc from the original DVD release, with Empire of Dreams, is definitely a great companion to the Blu Ray set. I have high hoprd that the ST releases have strong BTS/making-of material with them as well. The PT DVD's also havedecent BTS features.
     
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  5. John Crichton

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    Well, as far as sets in general, it's remarkably bare-bones but my favorite memory of a box-set for Star Wars is that of the VHS version released in the mid 90s. I watched the hell out of that thing (still have it in storage too).

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    (and yes, I think that was a full-screen version, heh...)

    As to the release I enjoy the most, it would be the 'Complete Saga' Blu-Ray release, because it's simply the best looking version we have to date, though I'm not without my gripes on it. Mainly my issue is with the menus and the arrangement of the extras, seeming incredibly slow and at many points counter-intuitive. Otherwise I'm pleased with it and the extras that are offered... unless I'm confusing myself with what was offered with the earlier DVD box set -- which I seem to remember having more fluid access to the special features.

    Still, I can only say that the Blu-Ray 'Complete Saga' box set is the best box set we have thus far. Like you, I'm waiting and hoping for a release that includes some form of the originals. And man, I read "2020" up there and then realized that is just 5 years away... I think back to my youth when years like 1997 were set as the future periods for sci-fi films.


    As for other franchise box sets, I definitely agree with you on the LOTR series' extended edition sets. I'm a Tolkien-head and even those have more information than I'd think to look up, both in regards to the film and the stories. Plus they have the mock-book look to boot.:D
     
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