Saturday, September 10, 2011

Star Wars On Blu-Ray Episode 1:The Phantom Menace

Please note:
I will be looking at all 6 films, not reviewing them per say, or looking at what is coming out on the Bluray as every site seems to be doing that.
I will review each film on Bluray when I get the Saga in my hands.
On May 4th of this year Star Wars Website posted a trailer for what would become an Internet sensation, shutting down the site for a number of hours.

The Opening of the trailer shows a light saber coming across the screen and carving the Blu-Ray logo and coming towards us and then smashing the words into pieces.

This film debuted on May 23 1999 to an opening weekend of $64,810,970.
People were lining up for weeks to see this 4th installment of The "Star Wars" films.
George Lucas wrote and Directed this one, thus only being his 2nd film in the series that he would direct.
He would add a character to the series that would give him the most negative fan reaction since "Howard The Duck".
Jar Jar Binks had the most annoying personality out of any of the characters of any film series in along time.

The poster was quite exciting for us fans as it showed the shadow of a young Anikin Skywalker as Darth Vader.
My brother got a coffee at Starbucks and got this poster and gave it to me.(I still have it)
The story would tell the life of one Anikin Skywalker who is a very talented young boy that has a Podracer.
He is a slave in a shop where he has to work for the well being of him and his mother.He uses his Podracer to get out of being a slave and gets to go away with Qui Gon Jin(Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi(Ewan Mcgregor).With that they will go and rescue Queen Amidala(Natalie Portman)
The comic element is once again abound as Artoo and C3PO are there, but a new addition is the clumsy droids.
The movie for me only works on two reasons and that is the Podrace and the final dual between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jin & Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Other than that and the fact it is the first of the entire saga, it is the only reason it remains in my personal collection and will be added along with
The Blu-Ray on Sept 16 2011
Here is one of the added scenes to Episode 1-they changed Yoda from a puppet to a CGI character.

I hope you will join with me again tomorrow when I will have a look at
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

Thanks for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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