I just got an email from eBay that Star Wars is being released on Blu-Ray next week. I was certainly excited. I’ve seen it in HD on TV and it looked pretty cool. It’s actually sort of funny watching it in HD because you can tell how fake everything is.
Anyway, eBay has the Complete Collection for $89.99. I went to Amazon and found it for $79.99. That’s a good price for 6 blu-ray discs.
Then I came across all the negative reviews for the collection. 2 out of 5 stars. Wow. I usually don’t touch something that low on Amazon. I was surprised.
I like Star Wars. They’re great movies. But I’m not an extreme fanatic so I wasn’t up to snuff on some of the changes Lucas Film has made to these movies. Some of these changes were on the DVDs they released in 2004 so you can see how behind I am… but maybe you are to.
Apparently the studio has added some new special effects and even some extra scenes. This has made certain Star War aficionados very, very angry to say the least. Here a couple quotes from 1 star reviews I read:
“Seriously a sad day for Star Wars fans the world over!!! I always believed in the phrase, ‘don’t fix what ain’t broken’”
“this release not only fails utterly to preserve a major artifact of our cinematic heritage, it goes further in that its producer has made it clear that he will never allow that seminal work to be accurately preserved”
Me personally, not a big deal. I think I’d still pick up the full set. I wouldn’t remember enough to tell if a new scene was added… I don’t think… I don’t know… well, I guess I’d have to watch it to be sure.
What do you think? How do you feel about this? Did you blow a gasket when you learned what crazy George Lucas did to this classic series? Or will you pick up the blu-ray set anyway?
Tell us below…