The STAR WARS Trilogy

With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carey Fisher, Alec Guiness the voice of James Earl Jones
Directed by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand

By today's standards some of the effects of this classic late '70s / early '80s space serial styled adventures may seem a little outdated - but, a well executed model spaceship or prosthetic monster is still often way more effective to me than digital CGI fakery. Comparable this original trilogy (which takes up the second half of the series) is way better than the recently produced multi-million dollar prequels that are so digitized it's pretty much an animated movie! Sure, some of us grew up with it and have a special place in our hearts for Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbaka, C-3PO, R2-D2 and of course, villain supreme Darth Vader, so we may be biased. George Lucas and his selected collaborators (including the specially created Industrial Light & Magic) had to pioneer most of the effects and find ways to make something believable that hasn't been done before. This set the wheels in motion and lay a template for many sci-fi action-adventures to follow. The trilogy is a classic fight between good & evil and consist of
Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi. Some of us prefer the movies in its original shape and not with the digital additions that got added later - I personally feel that it detracts instead of enhances. Besides the three films released for the first time on DVD, you also get a fourth disc in this boxset with all the bonus footage and extras you want so badly. With many Eastern references and Tolkien threads to be detected, Lucas created a lasting cinematic legend that'll be remembered for a very long time.

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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