Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I, II and III (Blu-ray)

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Triple bill containing Episodes I-III of the hugely popular 'Star Wars' series.

In 'Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace' (1999), Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jin (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) have come on a diplomatic mission to the planet Naboo, intending to open discussions between the planet's leaders and the heads of the Trade Federation. But when they are ambushed by Federation robots, they quickly realise that the negotiations are merely a cover for a hostile invasion organised by the evil Sith master. Hooking up with Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) and the Naboo Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Jedis manage to escape from Naboo and journey to the trade planet of Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets a young slave boy named Anakin (Jake Lloyd), whom he identifies as a potentially powerful Jedi.

In 'Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones' (2002), Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) disobeys the strictures of his Jedi training, embarking on a forbidden affair with Padme Amidala (Portman) while his teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi's (McGregor) investigation of assassination attempts against the Senator leads him to the distant planet of Kamino and into the middle of a separatist plot which brings the Galactic Republic to the very brink of civil war.

In 'Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' (2005), as the Clone Wars rage on, the rift between Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and the Jedi Council widens. Young Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker (Christensen), is caught in the middle, his allegiances torn. Seduced by promises of power and the temptations of the dark side, he pledges himself to the evil Darth Sidious and the Sith Order, becoming Darth Vader. Together, the Sith Lords set in motion a plot of revenge against the Jedi, in attempt to destroy them all. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) tries to turn his old Padawan learner back to the light side, leading to a climactic lightsaber battle that will shape the fate of the galaxy forever.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036046688
Department
Movies & TV
Released
12 Sep 2011
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Franchise
Star Wars
Region
Region B
Language
English
Secondary Languages
Spanish, Portuguese, Quebecois
Number of Discs
3
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Commentary: George Lucas (Director), Cast and Crew
Runtime
403 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Release Year
1999
Language
English
Alternate Title
Phantom Menace
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Computer Animation / Essential Cinema / Good Vs. Evil / Mythology / Outer Space / Science-Fiction / Space Opera / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$431.0 million
Official Website
http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/
Ratings
IMDb
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
53% 59%
Metacritic
51
Synopsis
The first of three prequels to George Lucas's celebrated STAR WARS films, EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE is set some 30 years before the original STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE in the era of the Republic. Naboo, a peaceful planet governed by the young but wise Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), is being threatened by the corrupt Trade Federation, puppets of an evil Sith lord and his terrifying apprentice, Darth Maul (Ray Park). Jedi knights Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor, performing an amazing vocal imitation of Alec Guinness, the older Obi-Wan) are called on to intervene in the trade disputes. Along the way, they acquire an apprentice of their own in the form of young prodigy Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), or as STAR WARS fans know him, the future Darth Vader. They also encounter Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best), a goofy, lizardlike creature who has been banished from his underwater world for clumsiness. When the Trade Federation launches an attack on Naboo, the queen and her allies must battle hordes of robot troopers while Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan face off against the sinister Darth Maul.

One of the most anticipated films of all time, THE PHANTOM MENACE sets the stage for the tumultuous events to come. Lucas fills the screen with detailed sci-fi creatures and locations, revealing the most creative and exquisite sets, costumes, and character designs to hit the screen since the original trilogy.
Notes
Theatrical release: May 19, 1999.
Poster
Poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Cast & Crew
Director
George Lucas
Star
Samuel L. Jackson / Liam Neeson / Ewan McGregor / Natalie Portman / Pernilla August / Kenny Baker / Ahmed Best / Brian Blessed / Ralph Brown / Silas Carson / Anthony Daniels / Oliver Ford Davies / Warwick Davis / Adrian Dunbar / Jake Lloyd / Ian McDiarmid / Frank Oz / Ray Park / Hugh Quarshie / Terence Stamp
Screenwriter
George Lucas
Composer
John Williams
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Producer
Rick McCallum
Special Effects
Industrial Light and Magic
Director of Photography
David Tattersall
Editor
Ben Burtt / Paul Martin Smith
Production Designer
Gavin Bocquet
Costume Designer
Trisha Biggar
Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew / Ben Howarth / Chris Newman
Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard
Set Designer
Peter Walpole
Special Effects Supervisor
Nick Dudman
Casting
Robin Gurland
Visual Effects Supervisor
John Knoll / Dennis Muren / Scott Squires
Sound Design
Ben Burtt
Animation Director
Rob Coleman
Design Consultant
Doug Chiang
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...An astonishing achievement in imaginative filmmaking....George Lucas and his collaborators have filled THE PHANTOM MENACE with wonderful visuals..."
Roger Ebert (17 May 1999, p.33)
New York Times
"...It sustains the gee-whiz spirit of the series and offers a swashbuckling extragalactic getaway..."
Janet Maslin (19 May 1999, p.E1)
Premiere
"...Thrilling pod race and gorgeous images..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Christopher Kelly (1 May 2000, p.96)
Sight and Sound
"...Impressive....A complex technical achievement..."
Ken Hollings (1 Jan 1970, p.34-5)
USA Today
"...A visual circus of stunning effects. Once again, it simply boils down to a fight between good and evil, and the hordes of STAR warriors wouldn't have it any other way..."
Susan Wloszczyna (21 May 1999, p.8E)

Movie

Title
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Release Year
2002
Language
English
Alternate Title
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Aliens / Coming Of Age / Essential Cinema / Good Vs. Evil / Love Story / Mythology / Romance / Series / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$307.9 million
Official Website
http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/
Ratings
IMDb
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
65% 57%
Metacritic
54
Synopsis
In the second installment of the Star Wars series, EPISODE II--ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is now a teenage Jedi apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Together they must protect Senator Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) from a militant group of political activists that is trying to assassinate her. This group is led by the evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). Among other troubles, Anakin faces some hard choices as he begins to fall for Padme, knowing this love is forbidden by the Jedi knights' creed. In addition, Anakin begins to show his rebellious attraction to the dark side--which will eventually conquer him, when he becomes the future Darth Vader.

The story is set 10 years after STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE, and there are appearances by some of PHANTOM's characters, including Jar Jar Binks. CLONES also brings back familiar faces from the original STAR WARS: the lovable droids R2D2 and C3PO, and Yoda, who plays a key role in this film. Lucas creates an impressive array of beautifully rendered alien planets and beings, sleek spaceships, and dazzling effects; he remains at the head of the class in terms of technical ability and visual imagination. The film's climactic final sequences show the magic with which CLONES' earns its place as part of the beloved STAR WARS series.
Notes
Theatrical Release Date: May 16, 2002 (Wide)
Poster
Poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Cast & Crew
Director
George Lucas
Star
Samuel L. Jackson / Ewan McGregor / Natalie Portman / Pernilla August / Kenny Baker / Ahmed Best / Silas Carson / Hayden Christensen / Anthony Daniels / Oliver Ford Davies / Christopher Lee / Ian McDiarmid / Temuera Morrison / Frank Oz / Jimmy Smits
Screenwriter
Jonathan Hales / George Lucas
Composer
John Williams
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Producer
Rick McCallum
Director of Photography
David Tattersall
Editor
Ben Burtt
Production Designer
Gavin Bocquet
Costume Designer
Trisha Biggar
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...[Portman] is as engaging and likable as her talent promises. Christensen giftedly captures the pouty bull-headedness of his character....[Yoda] exhibits polished expressiveness..."
Annlee Ellingson (1 Jul 2002, p.88)
Los Angeles Times
"...[The film has] an impressive parade of eye-catching splendors..."
Kenneth Turan (13 May 2002, p.C1)
Rolling Stone
"...CLONES is crammed with action, grand digital design and a dark side Lucas hasn't flaunted since 1980's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK..."
Peter Travers (6 Jun 2002, p.83)
USA Today
"...No screen fantasy-adventure in recent memory has the showmanship of CLONES' last 45 minutes..."
Mike Clark (15 May 2002, p.1D)
Variety
"...George Lucas has reached deep into the trove of his self-generated mythological world to produce a grand entertainment that offers a satisfying balance among the series' epic, narrative, technological and emotional qualities..."
Todd McCarthy (13 May 2002, p.23-6)

Movie

Title
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Release Year
2005
Running Time
142 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Battles / Fantasy / Fantasy Worlds / Science Fiction / Sequel / Series / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
The Force is with us in EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH, the final chapter of the six-part STAR WARS series, which began a long time ago (1977) in a galaxy far, far away... and is now complete in its cyclical perfection. This visually awe-striking kaleidoscope of interplanetary imagination features the unmatched digital animation and special effects of George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic. With pink and orange skies casting a golden sheen over magnificent landscapes through which space ships dart and light sabers flash, the spectacle of the film, while hypnotizing, is but a complement to the intense, crucial plot.

Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) remains the Jedi apprentice of master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Battling dark forces that threaten the Republic, the duo quickly eliminates enemy Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), and Anakin proves--as he states more than once--that his powers have doubled. An intimidating warrior with superior knowledge of the Force, Anakin becomes the pet of Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who is connected to the dark side. Meanwhile, Padme (Natalie Portman), the senator and former queen who is secretly married to Anakin, is pregnant, and Anakin is tortured by dreams of her dying in childbirth. With Obi-Wan on Utapau battling cyborg General Grievous (Matthew Wood), and Yoda (Frank Oz) joining the Wookiees of Kashyyyk, the sage warnings of the Jedi council (Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits) go unheard by Anakin. His moodiness and glowering are a clear precursor to his inevitable, terrifying metamorphosis into Darth Vader, the dark leader of the evil Empire who haunts the remainder of the series. John Williams's famous orchestral score with its thunderous marching themes adds more continuity, with refrains reminding viewers of STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE, in which Padme's children Luke and Leia take charge.
Notes
Theatrical Release: May 19, 2005

Breaking all previous records, STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH made over $158.5 million at the box office in the first four days after its theatrical release.
Cast & Crew
Director
George Lucas
Star
Samuel L. Jackson / Ewan McGregor / Natalie Portman / Kenny Baker / Ahmed Best / Silas Carson / Hayden Christensen / Anthony Daniels / Oliver Ford Davies / Christopher Lee / Peter Mayhew / Ian McDiarmid / Temuera Morrison / Frank Oz / Jimmy Smits
Screenwriter
George Lucas
Composer
John Williams
Executive Producer
George Lucas
Producer
Rick McCallum
Director of Photography
David Tattersall
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"REVENGE OF THE SITH unfolds with a fury of consequence....Pop storytelling done effortlessly, ushering the audience into the darkness and the light."
Owen Gleiberman (27 May 2005, 116-117)
Los Angeles Times
"[E]asily the best of the trio of STAR WARS prequels....It's not just in warfare that REVENGE's visuals excel. The film is frankly overwhelming in its ability to create a spectacular variety of alternate worlds."
Kenneth Turan (16 May 2005, p.E1)
New York Times
"This is by far the best film in the more recent trilogy, and also the best of the four episodes Mr. Lucas has directed. That's right it's better than STAR WARS."
A. O. Scott (16 May 2005, p.E1)
Premiere
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] brisk, visually ravishing epic..."
Glenn Kenny (1 Nov 2005, p.109)
Rolling Stone
Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "Lucas' grand dream transformed pop culture into pop art."
Peter Travers (1 Dec 2005, p.89)
Sight and Sound
"[With] rich, confident, detailed visuals..."
Kim Newman (1 Aug 2005, p.38)
Uncut
"It looks fantastic; a fully-formed universe, richly detailed down to a microcosmic level..."
Michael Bonner (1 Jul 2005, p.131)
USA Today
"The Force is definitely with it this time....[The film] fulfills the promise of the series and rises far above its two most recent predecessors. It's the darkest of the six-film opus, but it just may be the best of the lot."
Claudia Puig (16 May 2005, p.1D)