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The films were mastered using MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.35:1 in 50GB Blu ray discs. There are a total of 9 discs, including lots and lots of supplements.



Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (blu ray) film released 1999
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of The Clones (blu ray) film released 2002
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith (blu ray) film released 2005


Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (blu ray) film released 1977
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (blu ray) film released 1980
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (blu ray) film released 1983



The Prequel Trilogy was all newly mastered directly from the original digital files. Therefore, edge-enhancement and color-timing issues that plagued the previous Episode I DVD presentation are no longer an issue.

In Episode I, Yoda is now all digital. But, the Phantom Menace proves to be the least satisfying of the bunch. Colour reproduction is absolutely resplendent and it's finally free from the heavy edge enhancement. However, while film grain and fine detailing are both present, the film also seems to have been subjected to some noise reduction resulting in a slighter softer look that the rest of the saga.

Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith have no such problems. Shot entirely digitally, they both boast an astonishing clarity, vibrancy and detailing, like the colour reproduction and detail in the grassy field during Anakin and Padmé's picnic in Chapter of 21 (Episode II: Attack Of The Clones) or the fine textures in the Wookiee fur in Chapter 17 (Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith).

Episode III is on a whole different picture quality plane of existence. This is the outright stunner of the prequels, with a degree of clarity and color that is simply brilliant, and approaches Avatar in quality. The picture is much crisper and more detailed, CGI and live-action material alike. The filtering has been abandoned in favor of an exceptionally resolved picture. See the fabric of General Grievous' cape, the clean lines of the nascent Darth Vader's shiny new helmet, the wrinkles on Yoda's weathered face and Count Dooku's eyebrow hairs, individually visible.

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (4/5)
Episode II: The Attack Of The Clones (4.5/5)
Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (5/5)



The 1080p/AVC-encoded transfers of the three "classic" Star Wars films are simply amazing. Grain is visible and better yet, the prints are absolutely pristine, without a single white speck of debris. There is increased clarity. Also, there is actually more of the image on-screen now. In the previous DVD edition, the producers magnified the picture slightly, thus cropping part of the picture on all sides. The reproduction of fine details was simply magnificent: like the first great close-up of R2 in all his worn-in glory in A New Hope, the level of detail inside the Millennium Falcon, the mottled facial texture of the Yoda puppet in The Empire Strikes Back, and the almost palpable ripples of Jabba's skin in Return Of The Jedi.

The changes made by George Lucas in the 1997 "Special Editions" and most of the additional changes from the 2004 re-release are here in the new Blu ray films, whether you like or approve of it or not. New additional changes include that In Return Of The Jedi, Wicket now blinks and has more expressive CGI eyes. For years, fans have complained that in the shot of the Wampa attacking Luke's Tauntaun, you could see part of the puppeteer's arm because the costume didn't extend quite far enough. Now it is corrected. As Darth Vader grabs the Emperor to throw him over the railing, he now lets out a goofy cry of "NOOOOO," a mirroring of the scene in Revenge of the Sith when he's first reborn as a dark Sith lord. Colour is more stable now and better balanced. Remember how the lightsabers' hues sometimes shifted? Now it is purely cold white.

Episode IV: A New Hope (5/5)
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (5/5)
Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (5/5)


As in my recent review of the Lord Of The Rings Extended Editions (blu ray), the audio in this set does not need to be reviewed separately, because these lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 surround tracks are all perfect. Williams' cues are some of the most recognizable and hummable in the known universe, and they sound spectacular here, from the lilting and quiet heartswelling of Leia's theme to the all-out, brash militancy of Vader's unstoppable death march. All of the music is grand, filling every channel, with distinct placement of the instruments in the soundspace. Rich, dynamic, and full!

The Supervising Sound Editor on the Blu-rays for Skywalker Sound, Matthew Wood, did a simply fantastic job in remastering to lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1. For those wondering why 6.1 and not 7.1, Matt said in a recent interview that 6.1 was chosen because it builds nicely on the 5.1 EX mixing work that was done for the Prequel films.

What makes these new 6.1 tracks so wonderful is how precisely and expressively they're mixed. Sound design and score achieve an ideal balance, each forceful and clean without drowning the other out. And the action sequences, like lasers criss- crossing the soundfield, and spaceships swooshing in every direction. Massive explosions that send concentric arcs of debris spreading out from front to back. The thunderous LFE roar of an Imperial Star Destroyer drifting overhead. Even in the quieter moments there's ambience in the rears; the bleat of a tauntaun on Hoth, pouring rain before the Obi- Wan/Jango Fett fight in Clone Wars, dialogue is always easy to understand.

The prequels are awash with sonic thrills, be it TPM's Pod race (Ch 20-22), the asteroid chase and Jango Fett's seismic bombs in Attack of the Clones (Ch 28) or Revenge of the Sith's opening battle over Coruscant (Ch 3). Each offers a staggering amount of audio information (every engine, thruster, laser blast and explosion in unique to each vehicle/weapon) all moved around the soundfield with incredible precision.

Overall, Matthew Wood did a masterful job, and the resultant audio is in one word: perfect. (5/5)

In summary, Star Wars The Complete Saga (blu ray) is a must-own. Watching these beloved movies in such pristine video and audio form is simply very satisfying and I also felt very gratified. Another great news is that when I first preordered this box set on January 11, 2011, the price was $99.99. Recently, the price dropped to $79.99. Thank you, Amazon. May the Force be with you for more future discounts.

According to press release by 20th-Century Fox, Star Wars The Complete Saga is now "the bestselling catalog Blu-ray Disc of all time with worldwide sales totaling one million units, including 515,000 units sold in North America in its first week alone. This represents $84 million in worldwide consumer spending including $38 million in North America - unprecedented for a nine-disc Blu-ray collection at a premium price." Very highly recommended.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon November 2, 2014
As I continue to upgrade some of my favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror films from DVD to Blu-ray, this is one set I had to have.

Yes, I had every DVD Version available including Episodes IV, V, VI with the original Theatrical releases on them. They were in a letterbox format with black bars all around the films and when zoomed in to fill the screen on a widescreen TV, looked terrible.

By buying this Blu-ray box set, the 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga', I wanted to see George Lucas' final version of the six movies. This time around I decided to view the films, not by release date, but by Episodes I-VI. Forget the fact that some of the films have been edited from the DVD releases in the past. Forget the fact that the original Episodes IV-VI picture quality and CGI lacks slightly in comparison to the prequels, Episodes I-III, and that the prequels do have some 'spoilers'.

I don't have to get into reviews of the individual films here, as that has been done already.

My conclusion, I really liked this Blu-ray release. I really liked viewing the Episodes in numerical order. I really liked the Bonus Discs. And, I was impressed with this set so much that I sold my DVD releases regardless if I don't have every version or edit of the films.
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Star Wars on took a lot less time than Star Wars on DVD! And in special features and deleted scenes alone, it was well worth the wait. You can't do a box set like this without the bonus of unseen footage. The good news is, The Complete Saga is loaded with unseen special features and deleted scenes. In fact, the Tosche Station scene is worth the purchase alone. It's that great.

Will this be the last time we buy Star Wars? Heck, no! When 3D comes out, everybody will be having the same discussion all over again! Will Greedo still shoot first? Well, in my mind I have long accepted that Han shot first. Only in some weird Lucasverse is there a way that Greedo could shoot and miss at that range. At that range, I'm sorry, Han is toasted smuggler stew.

However about 5 years ago or so, Lucas did an official DVD reissue of the Original Trilogy, which I went out and bought on day 1. It was satisfying, it looked better than my old VHS copy, but it wasn't cleaned up nice like the special editions were. Which, in my opinion, is fine. It looks good and it's as close to your childhood memories as you'll ever get. After all, we didn't have 1080p TV tubes.

Accepting that a blu-ray version of the original Original Trilogy will never happen, I am very satisfied with my blu-ray of the Complete Saga.

The sound is awesome, very deep, and annoying my neighbor.

The video is perfect, I realize there are probably some colour changes here and there but I'm not about to do an A/B test and find them. I don't care, it's sharp and bright and clear and even Phantom Menace looks good!

Content wise, you know what? Hell I'm actually enjoying Phantom Menace. I'm lost in that moment in 1999 or whatever it was, when we sat there watching it the first time, trying to figure out who the new baddies were and checking out all the cool designs, which all stand up today. Except Jar Jar. Take him out and the movie's not half bad at all.

And on down the line, I'm not going to review the films. If you haven't seen them, there are lots of good reviews right here to read. I think you should just see them though.

Bonus featues: I wanted to watch the deleted scenes and there is good news and bad news. The bad news is, I hate how the deleted scenes are organized. You have to click the movie you want, click the planet you want, and then pick deleted scenes from the features. You can't just go to a menu called "Deleted Scenes". Anyways, these were mostly great although some action scenes were just animatics. And, I don't think these deleted scenes overlap at all with the scenes provided on previous DVD editions. For example there was no Greedo scene in the episode I deleted scenes. That goes for the special features in general...I don't think there are many that overlap at all with the ones you already have.

Highlights: As mentioned the Tosche Station scene which has all the soul of old Star Wars along with finally tying up the Biggs storyline. Also welcome was the attack on the droid control ship from Episode II -- previously only available to subsribers to Lucasfilm's Hyperspace service.

There's also an hour and a half (!) of spoofs from all over the place, including the Simpsons, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, SNL (including that hilarious Kevin-Spacey-as-Christopher-Walken-as-Han-Solo one), Colbert, That 70's Show, and many more. Most of these, I have never seen.

This is exactly what anybody who had reasonable expectations wanted.

5 stars!
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on May 26, 2016
Excellente série de films. Beau coffret.

Les menus sont tous sensiblement pareils. Ça crée un produit harmonisé.

Oui, les films datent de la révision de 2011. Ils sont modifiés par rapport aux originaux. Mais personnellement, je trouve qu'ils ont été améliorés.
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on October 16, 2011
Even though I know they'll be another greater and better box set in future, this set is awesome! Beautiful case and includes all six movies. Great buy.
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on October 3, 2011
what can I say, it's a great movie on Blueray.

This is a must have for all you Star Wars fans :)

I watched some of it, and the changes done are not that bad as some have portrait them ... I'm glad I go this collection and at a good price too.

The delivery was fast as well, and packaging was adequate.
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on October 17, 2011
While I'm not going to comment on the "minor changes" that were made in this box set (as I've only watched The Phantom Menace thus far). The Audio/Visuals sound/look AMAZING! Blu-ray is definitely how this was meant to be enjoyed.
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on February 6, 2014
Yes, the cardboard flip holders take a bit of struggling to pull out a disc, but the discs are OK and the additional material discs have some great content for the fanatic buff. I found the material interesting... If one can find this collection at a good price, it is worthy of the shelf space and the occasional popcorn night.

I purchased through amazon from a private reseller business in Quebec. Great service, and they took a beating on the shipping to honor their sale via amazon. I would consider a purchase from them again.
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on October 10, 2011
These DVDs are totally awsome!!! A great addition to the previous movies releases!! A number of bonus DVDs add to the experience, and the "making of" additions are fantastic!!
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on December 30, 2015
Everything started well with this product. Ordering and delivery was excellent! No complaints there. Then I played the movies
The first three played without a problem but the next three was another story. I kept getting either disc not compatible or no disc. Sometimes it started to play then it would freeze. I almost sent the whole thing back. I tried everything I could and eventually the last three played. I haven't tried the bonus discs as yet.
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