I watched The Phantom Menace BD just now. I thought the PQ was excellent in some parts, but inconsistent in others. The CGI is mostly very sharp & detailed, but in some scenes, live elements, actors in particular, are softer, making the CGI so obvious it becomes distracting. I thought Jar Jar Binks sticks out as an eyesore now even more than I ever remember.
AQ was superb. The Pod Race scene on loud volume, wow, what an insanely agressive soundtrack. Spectacular low end.
Originally Posted by JasonWard
CRS, I have a really important question for you. I have two friends that are hard of hearing. They want to buy the set but they want to know if the extras are subtitled. If they extras aren't, they don't want to buy the set with the extras.
I really appreciate your answer to this question.
I've got good news for you. Atleast on the North European set, all extras are subitled in English. I can't guarantee the same applies for the US set, but it won't surprise me if the disc contents are identical.
All commentaries (two for each movie) are subtitled in English as well as the other languages that have subtitles in the movie.
Interestingly, the commentaries actually each have two different English subtitle tracks, one track that subtitles the speech, and one track that identifies the various participants. Kind of odd they couldn't just combine the two (as the names are displayed on top of the screen) but that's how it is.
All three bonus discs have English subtitles.
Hope that helps! :)