Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Fat_Rancor_Keeper, Apr 17, 2010.
I still need to pick this edition up!!
WELL HURRY UP!
We'll all be here waiting.
I absolutely love what Lucas decided to do with the front cover art to the box.
What people misunderstand about this particular set is that the whole thing is art themed. The cover looks like a watercolor painting that an artist painted because thats what Star Wars is. Its visual art that an artist spent his life painting.
And now what is it a picture of?
One boy (in a darker color) walking towards one direction and another boy (in a lighter color) who will walk in another direction. Each coming from the same home making the choice to step up into their journey. The twin suns up in the sky representing destiny and duality throughout all things in nature and science.
Its a timeless picture of the father of one generation heading in a direction and a son of a new generation that will fight to right the wrongs of the last generation and bring balance.
When it comes to extras and content I also love the way the bonus features are laid out because it is totally consistent with the art theme of the set. You get to go planet by planet to see the many various techniques that artists from all over the world used to create whole cultures. You see the BLEND of props, models, matte paintings and sets layered on in each part of every film in the Saga to create these classic images that the whole world recognizes.
This box set is the quintessential packaged collection of The Star Wars Saga that has ever been officially released up until this point in time. And it is beautiful.
I was leaning towards not buying the Blu-Ray set until I saw the box art. Now it might very well be the last Star Wars thing I ever buy because I think it's just a perfect summation--the films themselves, the greater franchise, as well as the simple aesthetics of the package--of the series and my time spent being interested in it.
Don't confine yourself. 8K video will be a thing sooner rather than later; when that gets into the general realm we'll actually be able to view the films in the glorious 70mm definition they were supposed to be shown in. 8K is equivalent to 70mm IMAX.
I still need to get a surround sound system, so I can hear the great audio, everyone talks about.
I hear ya man...I would have love multiple covers, SW has many charters worthy of the cover other than the skywalker boys
So the Blu Ray will be replaced?
I think 4K will be the next format resolution. Unfortunately for Episodes II and III we will only get uncompressed 1080p. It was Lucas sacrifice for the evolution of the industry.
...I hadn't considered that. Well, 4 and 8k are a long ways off; I imagine they'll figure some way to make them compatible.
4K 8K.....Blu Ray? What will a 4K 8K player be like?
4K and 8K are video resolutions, not formats. Blu-ray is 1K. 4K is four times Blu-ray resolution.
8k is roughly equivalent to a 70mm IMAX print in terms of resolution. So yes awesome
Well until the day where some people feel they need to have 70mm IMAX quality screens in their house I think the blu-ray will be just fine.
Did people "feel the need" for 1080p? Or DVD? or hell, VHS? People will always buy something presented as newer/better. Which 4k and 8k will be.
Thanks...tht good to know.
Is it true Return of the Jedi is the worst looking & worst sounding episode of the Blu Ray disc? All the reviews say ROTJ does not look as good as the other 5.
Worst looking? I'd say yes. It needs a new transfer (well, all six movies will need a new one for the next format). Many shots are too soft and lack some detail. Particularly on Endor.
As for sound, all six movies are reference quality on the audio departement. No worries there.
Every film in the saga was shot very soft on purpose. Basically the films are supposed to look soft. They will never look "sharp" on any format. They might get smoothed out or less blurry or larger size wise in the next future formats but they will always look soft stile wise.
The scene leading up to Endor on the Imperial cruiser and the first scene on Endor look REALLY bad, not just soft or undefined. There's a grid-like pattern that blurs everything on screen, which is especially noticeable in HD. Seriously crummy.
I'm sorry, but that's not true. There are many sharp shots throughout the movies. No matter how soft they may be in comparison to other movies, RotJ suffers from blurriness a lot.
Ok thanks. Does anyone here have the 6.1 surround sound system? How does this enhance the movie? I'm thinking of getting a system for the SW dvds I have.
I've not heard the set in surround, but 2 speakers or a good pair of headphones should be enough to showcase the quality of the audio. Just my opinion though.