||08-23-2011 04:20 AM
Originally Posted by ObiTrentKenobi
That 84 minutes could have been better used for...
A. "From Star Wars to Jedi" Documentary
B. Skywalker Ranch Tour
C. Skywalker Ranch Archive Tour (they had clips of a documentary on starwars.com a couple years ago showing all the collectables, retro prints, toys etc)
D. TV Spots (toy/Coca-Cola/clothing commercials from the original and prequel trilogies)
E. Video of a possum trying to use a toilet :rolleyes:
F. "Empire of Dreams" IN HD
G. A retrospect of changes made to the films throughout the years (a collage of scenes -stills even- of enhancements and scene changes from theatrical to 2011) Where it shows original, and progresses through the changes
H. "The Stars of Star Wars" (2000)
Agreed. I'm sorry. I love documentaries made by fans, such as the various docs for Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St., and American Werewolf in London released over the past few years. There's one for Jaws too. But I like them for their information on the films, not the fans themselves. In fact, when Halloween: 25 Years of Terror turns its attention to the fans, it's quite embarrassing. I expect nothing different from this documentary.
It would have been interesting to have seen a new HD documentary on all of the films, with some new interviews about the prequels in retrospect.
Perhaps something on the Expanded Universe and the various spinoffs over the years, such as two Clone Wars cartoons, the Droid and Ewok cartoons and movies, and dare I say The Holiday Special.
Maybe something detailing the many variations of the original Star Wars as it progressed from the early drafts to shooting script.
And I love the idea of the Changes featurette. Imagine seeing vintage footage of Beru's original voice. The original Star Wars changed various times from the mono, stereo, and 70mm versions. Not to mention, the opening crawl changed a couple years after its initial release.
As a companion piece to the Blu Ray set, might I suggest purchasing the coffee table books The Making of the Star Wars and The Making of Empire Strikes Back. Excellent in their detail of the process of making the first two Star Wars films. So expansive, that no documentary could hold all of that information.