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Star Wars

A movie trilogy directed by George Lucas

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Star Wars Is As Star Wars Does

  • Sep 23, 2004
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This is a nice boxed set. It has a lot of nice extra features on one of the discs. The other three contain episodes four, five, and six of the "Star Wars" franchise. Sure, they've been tampered with by Lucas, but they are HIS movies. Gripe over it all you want, but at the end of the day you're going to buy this set because you want it, no matter what changes Lucas has made. I don't like all of the changes, but some of them are very good and add to the story. Other folks have cried about the "original" versions of these films. The originals were great, and they deserved to be recognized as such. However, there have been advancements in special effects and Lucas has every right to tweek HIS films any way that he wishes.

You already know these stories, and some of you probably dress up and play them out frame by frame. The sad thing is is that no matter what Lucas does, the purists will not be satisfied. Some of them want the old film blurbs in the scenes, others don't. Some folks want more scenes with Biggs in "A New Hope," others don't. Blah, blah, blah. Once you realize that Lucas has already made more than enough money on these flicks(and every tie-in known to man), maybe then you'll see that he doesn't care what folks think anymore. He's going to do what he wants because he can, and that's his God-given right.

So, in closing, if you loved the original films and hate the great Satan that is George Lucas, don't buy this set. If you liked the updated versions released in the 90's and altered by billionaire George Lucas, buy this set. If you're just collecting anything "Star Wars" in your parents' basement so that you can pretend to be Luke when you get off of work at the comic shop and pray at the foot of your altar to Boba Fett, get this set. If you take this stuff way too seriously and want to off George Lucas for his immoral raping of classic cinema, skip this set and find a good shrink. If you're just an average person who likes good action/sci-fi/fantasy with a great storyline who is willing to look beyond all of the changes made by a guy named George Lucas, get this set.

Hope this helps out everybody. Thanks for reading.

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One of the most exhilarating and influential trilogies in the history of motion pictures, George Lucas's sci-fi spectacular continues to capture the hearts and minds of individuals throughout the world. This release contains the STAR WARS trilogy (episodes IV-VI) in one glorious package.

First up is STAR WARS; George Lucas's stunning sci-fi masterpiece, and arguably one of the most inventive and entertaining films ever made. As the adventure begins, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an impulsive but goodhearted young man who lives on the dusty planet of Tatooine with his aunt and uncle, longs for the exciting life of a Rebel soldier. The Rebels, led by the headstrong Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), are fighting against the evil Empire, which has set about destroying planets inhabited by innocent citizens with the Death Star, a fearsome planetlike craft commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and the eternally frightful Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). When Luke...
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: May 25, 1977; May 21, 1980; May 25, 1983
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
Runtime: 388 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd.
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