*****Official 'Star Wars Episode I' Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike_G, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. Mike_G

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    Hi all,
    I dont know if there's an OFFICIAL thread for Episode I's actual release, but I didn't see one in the last 3 pages, and since this is one hot item I figured if it wasn't in the first 3 pages, it wasn't [​IMG].
    As always, I won't say who got me the DVD early, but one day is no big deal. Unfortunately, I'm at work so I can't comment on the audio, but the picture looked absolutely STUNNING. I don't watch a lot of movies on my computer; I usually save that for listening to commentaries while I'm working on my web site. However, I always pop in the DVD when I get it shipped to work and I gotta say, this is one of the best pictures I've ever seen. I took screenshots using PowerDVD, but silly me didn't set the save feature to "file" so all the shots I took went to the clipboard. Sorry. I'll post some later.
    Let's talk DVD-ROM. I don't like the fact that you're forced to use their InterActual browser to access the web site. It crashed on me when switching from video to web and back to video (and thank God I was using Win2K or my system would be hosed). There's a chat site for different aspects of the DVD, a VERY nice Episode II slideshow Quicktime Movie (hint, you need Quicktime installed), and other goodies. You can see what's available by going to dvd.starwars.com yourself and check out the main menu of all the features.
    The commentary isn't bad. In my opinion it's better than the Definitive (ha!) laserdisc set from 10 years ago (wow!). I'll listen to it more when I'm working on my web site later on tonight, once I peel myself off the couch from listening to the audio on this disc [​IMG].
    This is a nice set. I'm itching to hear the audio vs. the laserdisc I have from Japan. I'm glad that the teaser, trailer, and TV spots are intact. Now I can scrap the Quicktime movies from the CDs I archived them on. Also, there's a new THX logo (finally!). It's the lighting/T1000 logo, but modified for DVD rather than the theatrical version.
    Enjoy!
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  2. Alex-C

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    Yea...got mine USPS today from buy.com - cool. [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott Gaffney

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    i talked a store manager into selling me a copy of TPM on saturday morning. it felt like a drug deal!. but, made for a great saturday night watching it. great video but AWESOME audio. the center rear channel MAKES the movie. the pod race is all it is cracked up to be. havne't been able to figure out the easter egg yet, has anyone?
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  5. Mike_G

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    It's no big deal that I didn't get TPM early, but I will be up early tomorrow! [​IMG]
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  7. Legairre

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    For the easter eggs go to thedigitalbits.com and find the TPM review. Theres a link to the easter eggs in the review.
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  8. William Ward

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    Mine didn't show from DVD Empire but I'm sure it'll be here tomorrow. Strange, I haven't had a preorder arrive from DVD Empire since the Sept 11 tragedy. Oh well, if it keeps the nation safer, I'll go with it.
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  9. Neil Joseph

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    It is a most impressive package indeed. I had thought the trailers were in 5.1 though, not surround. The menus are the best I have seen.
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  10. Neil Joseph

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    Forgot to mention that the Toronto Sun has a whole page devoted to the Episode I release. Most unusual.
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  11. PaulW

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    where did you get it early??? please post and email me at [email protected]
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    but i want it today!!!
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  14. Kami

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    *looks at watch*
    I can go pick this puppy up in exactly 15 hours, 53 minutes
     
  15. Rob Dawn

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    Mike_G: You mention the web page dvd.starwars.com . . . Do you have to have the DVD in a DVD-ROM drive to access this site? I couldn't access the site just by typing that into my browser.
    I don't have DVD on either my home or work computers so it looks like I'll be out of luck unless someone can help!
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    Kami,
    That gives me an idea, Walmart Supertore® is open 24 hours, will they sell it on 12:01 am?
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  18. Travis Hedger

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    Walmarts in Oklahoma City usually bring out the new release cart out around 12:01am Tuesday mornings. They did this when the VHS originally came out last year.
     
  19. Robert Spalding

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    I know how you feel PaulW...I ordered mine in June and Amazon finally shipped it today, but at least I chose 2nd day air!
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    Menus are definitely the shit. And its not audio....its a sonic attack on your senses....man that 5.1 just kills.
    "most impressive."
    And I cant wait to see the EP 2 teaser trailer on Nov 9 !
    [Edited last by Alex-C on October 15, 2001 at 05:54 PM]
     

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