If you've read my review of episode IV of this Limited Edition release, you will know I'm a big fan of Star Wars. The Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as the best of the original trilogy for its darker tone and downbeat ending. I can't view the subject objectively in any way as Star Wars had such a significant effect on me that choosing a favourite is a bit like picking which parent you love most. Well now I don't need to choose because we get to view all three original theatrical versions released for the first time as Limited Editions on September 12th. All three DVDs come as two-disc sets with the same 'Special Edition' version of the movie as released in 2004 on disc 1 and the 'original theatrical version' on the bonus disc.
The same audio tracks and commentaries accompany the special editions so the reason for buying these DVDs, then, is purely to own the original theatrical versions of the movies.
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