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February 10, 2004 12:50pm (Darth Spork)

It sure has been awhile since the last update... At anyrate it has finally been anounced. Episodes 4-6 will be coming to DVD September 21, 2004. Thats right we do not have to wait untill Lucas is done with Episode 3. On a bad note the press release from the official site was rather bleak in details. Basicly we are getting a 4 disk set like the Indiana Jones set, with the 3 movie DVD's and a disk of extra features. The moives will also have DD 5.1EX, but alas no DTS. On a bad note they press release did not mention if we are getting the original version of the film, the SE's or some new hacked up version, I guess we will have to wait and see. I shall try to post any new info as it becomes avaible.

February 12, 2003 1:15am (Darth Spork)

Well it sure has been awhile since my last update, but working 6 day weeks for the last few months, and not really having any news to report sort of does that to you.... Anyway the big news it that Lucas has said that there will be no release of the orignal Star Wars movies on DVD, instead he will release only the SE's (you know the one where Gredo shoots first). This is indeed bad news, unless you sell bootlegs, in which case this is good news because your sales will probally grow 2-3 fold, if not more. So where does this leave fans? You can let Mr Lucas know how pissed off you are by signing this petition to get the Original Trilogy on DVD. Remember the last petition? I got us Star Wars fans Episode 1 on DVD before 2005, so lets get everybody to sign this in the hopes that Mr Lucas will come to his senses and release the original moives on DVD before the next ice age.

October 9, 2002 4:15 pm (Darth Spork)

First Episode 2 DVD reviews

Yeah just when you thought you would never see another update on this site, one just pops up. Todays update covers the reviews of the Episode 2 DVD that will be hitting stores on November 12.

The Digital Bits Review
DVD File's Review

I am sure that more reviews will be poping up soon (that is if they havn't already), I shall try to post links if I have the time. Untill then eh!

September 11, 2002 3:38 pm (Darth Spork)

Zowie! An Update

OK eh its been awhile since my last update... Anyway the official release date for Episode 2 on DVD is November 12, which is also the same date as the Lord of the Rings extended 4 disc DVD. People should note that Episode 2 will be in both Pan & Scan as well as wide screen, so make sure to get the wide screen version (the P&S version has cut off about 45% of the video image you saw in the theaters.
Fun Link: Episdoe 2 Attack of the Clones (Widescreen) DVD Review

July 17, 2002 1:48 pm (Darth Spork)

Belated update

Yes it has been too long since my last update.. Anyway the good news is that Episode 2: Attack of the Clones should be hitting DVD on November 26 of this year. The Digital Bits has some speculation on what features it might have. No official release date has been set, but something official should be announced soon, so keep your ear open.

February 8, 2002 2:48 am (Darth Spork)

Still alive!

Yep I am still kicking :) There has been jack for DVD news latley, though I hope to hear more on an Episode 2 DVD release the closer we get to the film's release this spring. The current rumors still state that we will see episode 2 on DVD this fall, but nothing has been said about the orignal trigoly.

Forum fun!

Star Wars on D-VHS?

Star Wars episode 2 DVD

Star Wars: The Poll Menace Star Wars: The Poll Menace

Star Wars 25th Anniversary Next Year

December 6, 2001 12:38 pm (Darth Spork)

Yet another update.

Well its been awhile since the last update, but haveing about 3 days off in the last month and a half will do that to you. Anyway on to the the latest rumors! It seams that Lucas will be releasing Episode 2 and 3 like any other new release so expect to see Episode 2 sometime in the fall of 2002 and Episode 3 in the fall of 2005. The orignal trigloy should be out sometime after Lucas is done with Episode 2 and 3, so maybe 2005 or 2006. The latest rumors is that Lucas will be going back and revamping Episodes 4-6 to make them fit better with episodes 1-3.

George Lucas talks about Star Wars DVDs on Dark Horizons
Star Wars Episode II DVD: Nov. 2002??

Thumb Wars DVD Review (from DVD Review)

Thumb Wars DVD Review (from DVDFile)

Thumb Wars DVD Review (from The Digital Bits)

Reason why Star Wars delayed til 2006? Purists won't like it!

September 11, 2001 10:58 pm (Darth Spork)

The Reviews are in!

I would have liked to do the update sooner, but unless you have been hiding under a rock you can understand why. Its too bad such bad news has to come today, with those nut-jobs crashing the airplanes and killing all those people, I was kind of hoping to hear about the Episode 1 DVD release on CNN today... Anyway I have compiled a list of reviews for everybody to read, I should get more information up sometime tomorrow.

And the reviews are:

The Digital Bits

DVD Review

DVD Angle

DVD File


DVD Sewer




DVD Shrine



September 10, 2001 2:34 pm (Darth Spork)

Quick Update

Well it seams that most of the DVD web sites will be be having reviews up of the Episode 1 DVD either later tonight or early tomorrow (and me with a day off tomorrow!). So keep some time open in your schedule for all the reading fun ahead ;) I do sooo hope that the DVD meets everybody's expectations. In the mean time here is something to get you all worked up: Previously Unreleased , and TPM reviews mere hours away... So see ya all back soon, and bring your reading glasses.

September 8, 2001 2:34 pm (Darth Spork)

Lot of news upcoming!

Howdy once again Star Wars fans! It seems that the guys at Lucasfilm are having a big press conference this weekend at Skywalker Ranch to show off the new Episode 1 DVD. So expect this Monday for there to be a whole lot of news and stuff about the whole shin-dig. The folks over at AREA DVD have some screen shots up of some of the menus of the Episode 1 DVD. More news to keep you going: Use the Force: DVD . And I am sure what will be the first of lots and lots of Episode 1 DVD reviews... Ep i dvd review online!!!

Forum Stuff:

Nine Star Wars Episode One DVD-Menu-Screenshots online
Star Wars Dvd Box Set For Christmas?
What! Episode I is not in DTS???
Lucas's view on OAR!!

August 30, 2001 12:50am (Darth Spork)

Zowie! An update!

Well I have been really really busy with my new job the last while, hense no updates. But with my new job I should be able to upgrade all my speakers before October 16th ;), though upgrading my receiver to something that will do DD EX will have to wait till the end of the year. Now on with some news and stuff...

It seams that not only will Episode 1 hit DVD Oct 16th, but Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle will too. You can grab the full info at Yahoo, at $9.99 SRP how can you go wrong? You can now also grab some Star Wars on DVD because the Star Wars episode from the Muppet Show in now avaiable on DVD. You can grab more infomation from Muppet Central. An update for those of you waiting for Hardware Wars to hit DVD... it looks like it will be delayed untill May 2002, just in time for Episode 2 to hit theaters. For more information grab this thread Hardware Wars on DVD : a status report .

Now if you can't wait for the DVD to arrive make sure to get a copy of the Star Wars Insider #56. It will have infor mation on the upcoming DVD release. The offical Star War site has more information on the issue.

Forum Threads:

Star Wars- The Definitive DVD set
Potential new petition ..... Phantom Menace (w/ DTS).....
Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle DVD release date announced
What would you do if StarWars Ep. 1 was P&S?
EPII trailor on EPI dvd?
Star Wars Episode I Dvd Covers, Menu Shot & More...

July 17, 2001 10:45pm(Grissem)

COOL!!! DVD Commercial UPDATE!!

I finally had the chance to download and view the Episode 1 DVD commercial and I all I can say is.... I CAN'T WAIT!!!

BUT THAT IS NOT THE BEST PART! If any "Star Wars DVD Waiting Page" vistor views the commercial than they should notice that the 5th quote at the very beginning of the commercial is FROM OUR WEBSITE!!!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?! They took a quote of the time counter we have along with the name of our website. THAT IS SOOOOO AWESOME!!!! Click Here to see the picture from the commercial.

If you haven't seen the commercial yet, go download it now at TheForce.Net.

July 14, 2001 2:45pm(Grissem)

DVD Commercial!!!

In what was first reported at TheForce.Net, the wait is over for a commercial for Episode 1. "The awesome Episode I DVD commercial that comes with the French DVD magazine Les Années Laser. Available in both MPG and DivX formats, the commerical runs 3 minutes & 10 seconds."

The commercial is available for downloading at TheForce.Netin both MPG and DivX formats.

June 20, 2001 12:17am (Darth Spork)

More DVD updates!

First up the Offical Star Wars.com press release has been updated with the sugested retail prices of the DVD. Its going to set ya back $29.98 in the U.S. and $41.98 in Canada.

The other big news story running comes from the folks at DVD File. They have an Interview with Jim Ward. This is a must read for Star Wars fans, Jim answers why there is no DTS track, and when we may see the rest of the Star Wars movies on DVD. And as you may have guessed without calling a psychic hot-line the answer to when we may see more Star Wars on DVD is... "no plans for the foreseeable future for the original trilogy". Big suprise eh?

Yahoo! News has a press release Here that is worth taking a peek at I also have a new poll up on the left side, so make sure to vote!

More forum Madness!:

Phantom Menace or Godfather Collection??

Star Wars:Episode 1 on DVD Oct 16!

**The One and Only STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE Thread**

June 19, 2001 10:48pm (Grissem)

DVD news partly disappointing...

In what was suppose to the biggest day in DVD history, one minor disappointment came about when the features of TPM were announced.

Over the last few years, home audio technology has risen to a new peak. Within the later stages of laserdisc, we were given the advancement of the audio market with the introduction of Dolby Digital (commonly referred to as AC3 in the early days). When DVD was brought to the market in 1995/96 the potential of surround sound was huge. DVD continued the laserdisc association with Dolby to bring DD to DVD discs and electronic companies began investing serious money into DD decoders. In 1997/98 DTS Technologies began selling their decoders to electronic companies hoping to dawn a new era. Their arguement was that their technology allowed to for less compression on the audio track thus giving a much richer sound. What sounds like it is a good idea, unfortunatly most video studios did not agree since it took up much more space on the discs.

BUT with the recent introduction of DTS-ES, which adds a center rear channel, the debate has been resparked. With movies like "The Haunting" and "Gladiator" released in DTS-ES, it allows the user to realize that this is ultimately the next true step in home theatre. DTS Technologies now has something that truely rivals Dolby with their DD.

Here is where my BIG problem comes into to play with the announcment of TPM on DVD. As you probably have guessed fron my rant, THERE IS NO DTS-ES track let alone a DTS track. Here we have what is easily going to be the best sounding DVD on the market come its release and all we will be able to listen to it is in Dobly Digital. What a big piss off. The really funny thing is that TPM was actually released in theatres with the ES sound track yet all we get a toned down DD track! Think about it... you are watching the pod race... Sebulba is leading as you hear Anakin come in from behind and take the lead. With the rear center channel, this effect would be overwhelming as you would truely hear Anakin shift from left to right, right to left, then overtake the lead... you would hear one beautiful movement without any breaks in sound. Think how crucial the front center channel is and then imagine adding that in the rear just for rear effects. WOW. Now that is technology that was released to the home user LAST YEAR (although most people can't afford it till later this year) and George decided not to use the best possible sound available???? Man... what a waste. Don't get me wrong, I will still truly enjoy the Dolby Digital track but I will be wondering all throughout the movie how great a DTS-ES track would have been!

Thanks for listening to my rant... I am sure eventually I will be able to overcome this... it will just take some time... I hope George proves me wrong in my thoughts by having a really really really kick ass DD track... Here's hopin!

Anyone with comments or disagreements are always welcome to email me. Peace Out!

June 19, 2001 10:38am (Darth Spork)

Its offical folks! Episode 1 comes to stores October 16th

Star Wars.com announced today that Episode 1 The Phantom Menace will be coming to DVD on October 16th 2001.

The Features of the 2 disk release are:

  • The Phantom Menace, mastered by THX for superior sound and picture quality, presented in Anamorphic Widescreen and Dolby 5.1 Surround EX (English), Dolby 2.0 Surround (English and Spanish), and Dolby 2.0 Surround (French, for Canadian release)
  • Audio commentary by Writer-Director George Lucas; Producer Rick McCallum; Co-Editor and Sound Designer Ben Burtt; Visual Effects Supervisors Scott Squires, John Knoll and Dennis Muren; and Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman, offering personal insights into the making of the film
  • Seven never-before-seen deleted scenes with full visual effects completed just for the DVD release
  • "The Beginning" -- an all-new hour-long documentary culled from over 600 hours of footage offering unprecedented access inside Lucasfilm and ILM during the making of Episode I
  • Multi-angle storyboard to animatic to finished film feature, that lets you flip through the various phases of development of key action sequences
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring The Phantom Menace's storyline, designs, costumes, visual effects and fight scenes
  • The popular "Duel of the Fates" music video that debuted in 1999
  • All 12 parts of the Lynne's Diaries, the web documentaries that first appeared here at starwars.com
  • Galleries of theatrical posters, print campaign, and never-before-scene production photos
  • Downloaded by millions from starwars.com, the original theatrical teaser and launch trailers, plus seven TV spots including the "tone poems"

You can grap the offical press release at The Offical Star Wars Site It inclues the above DVD information and photo of the DVD case. One thing that is not in the realease is any information on when we may see Episodes 4-6 on DVD. At least I have no reason to stop runing the site any time soon, now if I only made some money off this site.... Look for a new poll later today when I get back from work.

Forum Talk on the DVD release:

Star Wars TPM Specs & Cover Art @ DVDFILE

Reuter's reports Star Wars TPM to bow 10/16

The Official Phantom Menance DVD Thread


June 15, 2001 12:23am (Darth Spork)

Upcoming annoucement?? Pictures of the DVD??

The Digital Bits Rumor Mill is alive with good rumors. Namley that Fox will be doing an offical announcement of Episode 1 coming to DVD nwxt week. I can only hope they also tell us the status of the rest of the Star Wars movies, and when they might be coming to DVD.

The Digital Bits Rumor Mill also has the rumored content posted that may apear on the DVD. It was orignally posted on the site DVD on the Web.it and translated by the folks at The Force.net. Anyway you can grap the info here:

Disc One - the film in anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX sound, THX-certified, audio commentary by director George Lucas and various members of the production team, weblink to StarWars.com

Disc Two - the film's teaser and theatrical trailers, the Duel of the Fates music video, 9 TV spots, production still gallery, "making of" documentary, multiple production featurettes (on the special effects, costumes, set decoration and art direction, screenwriting and lightsaber duel choreography), multi-angle "animatic" footage (for introduction, pod race 2nd lap and underwater Gungan city scenes), 7 fully post-produced deleted scenes (pod race "starting grid" sequence, complete pod race "2nd lap" sequence, "waterfall" sequence, Coruscant "aero-taxi" sequence, "sunrise before the podrace", "Anakin and Greedo" and "farewell to Jira") and more.

TATOOINE ! Have pictures of the upcoming Epiosde 1 DVD. You can grab them here and here. Now the big questions is: are they fancy fan made covers or the real deal?

Forum Stuff

When Star Wars comes out on DVD, where do you think they'll place the Leia change?
SW:EP1 - Oct 16
Next Big announcement from Lucas Film and more..
Phantom Menace on DVD???
Episode I DVD & DTS 24/96 ????
Star Wars LD's
Star Wars DVD Boxset
Upcoming Phantom Menace DVD
The Godfather / Star Wars: TPM Confirmed In October!
Episode One dvd in xxx 6.1 ES: fill in the blanks
What's happening with the Star Wars Trilogy DVDs?
The Phantom Menace DVD

June 13, 2001 4:01pm (Darth Spork)

New Site Look!

Well I been a wee bit busy updating the look of the site. It is now frames free, and should load a wee bit better. Hopfully it will work on something other than IE 5.5..... If you do encounter any error on the site drop me a line.

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