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HTF REVIEW: Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


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#1 of 888 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 13 2005 - 08:18 AM


Be sure to check out the still galleries of production photos. You can choose to view these with or without a caption and overall I found them quite informative! You can also view posters that were used to promote the movie worldwide.

What about DVD-ROM? If you put the DVD in your DVD-ROM drive, you will be taken to a site that gives you some merchandising options as well as an exclusive link (should be available by the time the DVD hits the streets).


IN THE END…

What we’ve seen in Episodes I, II & III is surely able to change one’s perspective of Episodes IV-VI. We see the destruction of the Jedi order, we see the Republic turn into the Galactic Empire. We basically see most of what’s been talked about since A New Hope was released back in 1977. As I think about it, the prequels are very different from the original trilogy and it sometimes makes me wonder what was the true intention of these films in 1977 verses how they are known to be intended today. The original trilogy was about Luke Skywalker and the Rebellion against the Empire. The back story was about the Clone Wars and about what happened to Vader. Now, even though these things were explained in the prequels, the differences are that the prequels are mainly about Anakin/Vader and the original trilogy is not. Vader’s character takes a back seat in the original trilogy and comes across more as an evil pawn for the Emperor and the Governor. And while everything that A New Hope stands for is because of the Clone Wars, the prequels really aren’t about the Clone Wars – they are about Vader; the Clone Wars are a part of the story. So when I hear a quote from George Lucas saying this:

“What drove me to direct Episodes I, II, and III was the larger story about Anakin, who starts out as a good person but who becomes evil – and, ultimately, is redeemed by his children. It’s exciting to see it all comes together.”


I find it a little hard to believe that was the intention during the original trilogy. I think Lucas got lucky with his complex story and it all fell into place for him.

Regardless of my opinion, because it is one in a billion, Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequels and a fun movie to watch. Definitely put this on your shopping list because you won’t be disappointed. Now, if Blu-Ray Disc could come a little quicker…please…!!

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#2 of 888 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted October 13 2005 - 08:32 AM

So you recommend buying this DVD, Michael? Posted Image

Thanks for a great review. Relieved, but not surprised, about the quality.


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#3 of 888 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 13 2005 - 08:33 AM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the good comment, Cees!

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Posted October 13 2005 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the review Michael. I did not like this at all after seeing it in the theater but I will buy it. Figure that one out.

Actually, I've only seen this once and I look forward to a second viewing that will hopefully change my opinion of it, at least maybe a little. Of the three, I do find AotC the best though.

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#5 of 888 OFFLINE   Adam Portrais

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Posted October 13 2005 - 09:00 AM

I don't even have to read the review. I'll own this no matter what.

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Posted October 13 2005 - 09:31 AM

Can't wait to pick this one up!

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#7 of 888 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted October 13 2005 - 09:34 AM

Can we get the title of this thread corrected? It's "Revenge", not "Return" of the Sith. Good review, Michael.
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#8 of 888 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted October 13 2005 - 09:46 AM

Good review Michael, and yes it is called Revenge Of The Sith and not Return. Lucas originally thought of Return then changed it thinking that Return wasn't really something that the Sith would do....just Revenge. Posted Image

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Posted October 13 2005 - 09:47 AM

Can we get the title of this thread corrected? It's "Revenge", not "Return" of the Sith. Good review, Michael.

Heh, at least he didn't call it "Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Blue Harvest."

#10 of 888 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted October 13 2005 - 10:42 AM

The title of this thread is correct. Posted Image


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#11 of 888 OFFLINE   Kevin Lamb

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Posted October 13 2005 - 10:51 AM

Just out of curiosity does Anakin really not have the eyebrow scar on the cover?

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Posted October 13 2005 - 11:04 AM

Thank you, Michael. Well done.

Am really looking forward to checking out the A/V of this release. I fully enjoyed the story as it played out before me at my local cinema, but found the sound rather muddy. I bet I'll like it even more in my living room! Posted Image

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#13 of 888 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 13 2005 - 11:16 AM

Hi Guys

Return, Revenge, Blue Harvest, The Bridge...yes, when I typed the title I made the error...ooopps...I can't change the title once I post it - that's for the moderators!

It's funny...I didn't notice that I screwed the title up when I wrote it. I left home for a bit and while I was out, I subconsiously told myself I wrote the wrong title...how strange...

Enjoy the disc when it comes out!!

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#14 of 888 OFFLINE   Sev Bragg

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Posted October 13 2005 - 11:23 AM

I agreed with most of the review except the part of things looking too clean, there were just as many scuff marks on the Jedi fighters as there were on the OT X-Wings, and many war scuffs on the clonetroopers.

#15 of 888 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 13 2005 - 11:59 AM

they don't count (ships and troopers)...its all computer generated and it looks fake anyway. I'm talking about the clothes, floors, etc...the clothes everyone wears looks like they just came off the rack brand-new in the costume department.

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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:04 PM

Excellent review Michael! I will definately be picking this one up on release day....and since I will be doing a road trip to the states that day, I will pick it up at WalMart with the bonus disc.Posted Image
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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:13 PM

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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:22 PM

Nice review Michael. Sith was best new film I've seen in years, REALLY looking forward to the DVD Posted Image

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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:26 PM

Fantastic Review! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

By the way, I appreciate the technical analysis too. Too many reviewers simply state a bunch of candy coated goop about the image looking good or the sound being loud.
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Posted October 13 2005 - 01:02 PM

they don't count (ships and troopers)...its all computer generated and it looks fake anyway. I'm talking about the clothes, floors, etc...the clothes everyone wears looks like they just came off the rack brand-new in the costume department.


I didn't recall the 2 Death Stars floors being dirty at all. I think you need to take a better look at those scenes, the art dept put a weathered look on almost everything that needed to in EP3, Check out ILMer Jon Knoll's new SW in 365 days book, shows off every set and model of all the movies in good detail.

As far as the clothes, the senators don't wear worn out clothing, The Jedi have multiple robes lying around, I still don't get what you mean. Kenobi's robe has charred places by the end of the duel, I have actually seen the outfit on exhibit. And I noticed it in the context of the movie. What looked dirty or worn about Leia's dress at beginning of ANH? Her Bespin Gown? Imperial Officers?

Actually think about the people the OT follows, mostly smuggler types, & rebels in hiding out on backwater planets. Very few politicians.