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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but not the originals!, 3 Jan 2013
This review is from: Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) Ltd. Edition Film Cell [Blu-ray] [1977] (Blu-ray)
Summary: Pros- (when played with full HD and surround sound 5.1-7.1 Dolby digital) Great picture, great sound. A Fairly comprehensive (but not quite) special features bonus, great for any die hard, but slightly tedious for casual Star Wars fans. This is a great Birthday/Christmas present for the kids or for a loved one. The best thing about the revisions of the old trilogy is by far the remaster (again) of the space scenes, this, in my opinion was needed and was done very tastefully.

Cons- THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL 1977 RELEASE! There are the widely regarded atrocious revisions of the original films. Some revisions that worked, Most that are not needed, and a small amount you just think... "Really G.L?". If you are looking for a completely accurate trip down memory lane, 'these are not the disks you are looking for' . Ebay will give you the DVD/BR's you are want.

DO NOT FEAR! It really isn't that bad as people make out! All I can say is unless you are a true die hard fan, these revisions bu G.L. will not bother you. But he hasn't done anything crazy like omit scenes that are critical, he has only added about 1 MINUTE of extra footage.

This was a Christmas present for me, and I am a bit of a die hard fan of "original" Star Wars. The problem with this is the little things. To my family, who don't quite understand the nerd-dome, they think it's brilliant, mostly because they don't notice or aren't bothered by the changes.

A few scenes really do get to me, including the Greedo-Han incident, where it is now they both shoot at the same time ( I know, was there any need G.L?). Side note: I think Han should shoot first as it shows the grittiness of his character at the time and makes his transformation throughout the films more poignant.

The scene which gripes me the most so far is when they are in the turrets fighting TIE fighters in the first film, and Han says "don't get cocky, kid" there is a pause so it sounds more like "don't get - cocky, kid" in the original. They dubbed it with another that sounds more 'smooth'. I feel those little things really remove from the overall experience for all of us 'purists', but makes little difference, perhaps even makes viewing better for for casual fans.

Overall I am pleased and was really exited to watch these in pure Blu-ray glory, but I agree with some die hards, as the ultimate payers of George Lucas's paycheck, should have the option to watch them in their original magnificence.
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