Official Confirmation: SW Episode III DVD on November 1st

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  1. todbnla

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    When you guys talk about a waiting game, I have been waiting since Star Wars came out in the theater, I saw it that long ago, in a galaxy far, far away....:b

    BTW-We can only assume the luca$ machine will be coming out with a wiz bam deluxe box set but will it be in time for this holiday shopping season, that is the question young grasshopper! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tim Glover

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    Excellent point Travis. Hadn't thought of that. [​IMG] I have the Toy Story Ultimate Box Set and it has an isolated effects track. Pretty cool. [​IMG]
     
  3. BrettGallman

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    Nice cover, but I couldn't help but notice that it's different from the other five, as a character with a lightsaber isn't the central focus. Instead, we get Anakin and Obi-Wan during the duel, which is better really. Not a big deal, just something that popped out at me.

    If I had it my way, I would just use the original poster art for all the DVD's, but that's just me.
     
  4. Inspector Hammer!

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    I can assure you, Brett, it isn't just you. [​IMG]

    I would love for them to use the original poster art for the dvd covers, those beautiful works of art don't get any exposure after the film leaves the theater. It's a crying shame, really.
     
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    I don't know - something about this cover art just isn't working for me. I like the others, but this one just feels off for some reason.
     
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    To me it looks just fine, but a little bit TOO just fine.

    I don't know. As much as I love the consistency of all six covers matching, at this point it's just gotten so horribly predictable that I'd almost rather they shake things up by doing something horribly different.

    The problem started when they created this theme with the Episode I cover back in 2001. They were instantly obligated by us anal fanboys (myself included) to continue this mediocre design across all six movies, and now it's done. I hope we're happy.
     
  7. Grant H

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    The only thing I'd complain about regarding the cover is Anakin doesn't look quite right. It looks like either an early wig test before he gained the weight or a late publicity shot after he'd lost it.

    He's definitely bulkier and more mature-looking in the movie. And the hair just looks kind of wrong. Doesn't look tan enough either. The theatrical poster definitely captures his look in the film better.
     
  8. Greg_S_H

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    He seems to be missing the eye scar. It was pretty prominent in the film, so I don't know why it's absent here.
     
  9. Tim Glover

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    Good point about the eye scar missing. And the wig too? Boy, we're a group that doesn't miss much. [​IMG]

    I like the cover ok. But in general I always prefer the theatrical poster art. Somehow when the art is changed for the dvd it makes it more like a video to me. I know that sounds weird. The other minor issue is Anakin's pose. The other faces appear to be from actual poses or shots from the film. Anakin's looks like he's posing for the dvd. I'm still buying though. [​IMG]
     
  10. Grant H

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    You're right, Greg. It doesn't seem to be there.

    Well, we should expect this kind of thing. Like the post-accident Mark Hamill on the Episode IV cover. And head-twisting Vader.

    I'm very excited to see it on DVD. I can control the volume, and space will actually be black!!

    There are a lot of dark scenes in this movie that I know will really shine at home on my trusty RCA 38" tube.

    Theatrical presentations have their strengths, but over time I seem to get more and more aggravated by their weaknesses.
     
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    Hmm, I just noticed that there are two Obi-Wans on the cover but I'm pretty sure the movie only had one. Also one of Padme's eyelashes looks slightly digitized. I'll probably still pick it up though.
     
  12. Larry Sutliff

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    The time will fly. November 1st will be here before you know it.
     
  13. Greg_S_H

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    I don't think much of Struzan's work anyway, so any change doesn't bother me.
     
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  15. TravisR

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    My only gripe with the cover (and, god help me, it's one of the saddest, most nitpicky things I've ever thought) is that it has Obi-Wan and Anakin dueling on the ground (with the rock and lava) and that doesn't happen in the movie. The duel ends by the time both of them reach the ground.

    I'm so ashamed to have even thought of that. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Let me clarify that I also couldn't care less if it came in a brown paper bag and the disc had 'Star Wars Part 3' written in crayon on it, I was just being nitpicky.
     
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    Weren't Obi-wan and Anakin dueling on the ground, or that long platform, during that one brief shot of the wall of lava rising up behind them? That seems to be where that shot on the cover was taken from.
     
  17. TravisR

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    Yeah, they were on the platform for the shot on the cover. I guess they got rid of the platform and Photoshopped in the rocks and lava since it's more visually appealing than old beat-up metal.
     
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    The two disc set, so far, sounds awesome! I don't care if it came in a brown paper bag. This set will be mine.

    Tim: I have to agree about the score. By far the best of the saga IMO. [​IMG]
     
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    Nope...unless it's Padme's original eyelashes, NO SALE!!

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    Its not like any of the posters have ever matched the films. I don't recall any scene in ANH where Luke held his lightsaber above his head while Leia languished at his feet.

    I'm also pretty sure my copy of ESB doesn't feature Han "dipping" Leia for a kiss, Gone with the Wind-style.

    And that's saying nothing of Luke igniting his saber in open space a la the original ROTJ one sheet.... [​IMG]
     

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