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I’m looking into expanding my home video collection of SW by including the DVD/Blu-rays, but first, I have a few questions about them, so there’s no confusion when purchasing them.

  1. For the 2004 DVD Set, the fullscreen editions were released in a gold color, and the widescreen editions were released in a silver color. For the 2006 Limited Edition Set, what was the official box art for it? I ask because I see different box art and DVD covers for this one.

  2. Were the official PT DVDs released as a box set?

  3. For the 2011 “The Complete Saga” Blu-ray Set, there’s one set that looks like this,

And another that looks like this

What’s the difference between the two release-wise?

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Tantive3+1 said:

  1. For the 2004 DVD Set, the fullscreen editions were released in a gold color, and the widescreen editions were released in a silver color. For the 2006 Limited Edition Set, what was the official box art for it? I ask because I see different box art and DVD covers for this one.

The original release of the GOUT had gold colored headers, with the box art being photoshopped recreations of theatrical posters. There was a second release in 2008 that was a whole trilogy box set, with Luke and Vader fighting over a blue background on the cover, so that might explain the confusion.

  1. Were the official PT DVDs released as a box set?

Yes, to accompany the GOUT box set released in 2008. The cover had a matching design to the OT cover, with Anakin and Obi-Wan fighting over a red background. There were no changes from the individual releases though.

  1. For the 2011 “The Complete Saga” Blu-ray Set, there’s one set that looks like this,

And another that looks like this

What’s the difference between the two release-wise?

The first one was the initial release of that version, done in 2011. The second one was a rerelease done to promote The Force Awakens in 2015. However, there are no differences in actual content.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX

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StarkillerAG said:

Tantive3+1 said:

  1. For the 2004 DVD Set, the fullscreen editions were released in a gold color, and the widescreen editions were released in a silver color. For the 2006 Limited Edition Set, what was the official box art for it? I ask because I see different box art and DVD covers for this one.

The original release of the GOUT had gold colored headers, with the box art being photoshopped recreations of theatrical posters.

Is this it?

StarkillerAG said:

There was a second release in 2008 that was a whole trilogy box set, with Luke and Vader fighting over a blue background on the cover, so that might explain the confusion.

  1. Were the official PT DVDs released as a box set?

Yes, to accompany the GOUT box set released in 2008. The cover had a matching design to the OT cover, with Anakin and Obi-Wan fighting over a red background. There were no changes from the individual releases though.

Is this it?

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Tantive3+1 said:

StarkillerAG said:

Tantive3+1 said:

  1. For the 2004 DVD Set, the fullscreen editions were released in a gold color, and the widescreen editions were released in a silver color. For the 2006 Limited Edition Set, what was the official box art for it? I ask because I see different box art and DVD covers for this one.

The original release of the GOUT had gold colored headers, with the box art being photoshopped recreations of theatrical posters. There was a second release in 2008 that was a whole trilogy box set, with Luke and Vader fighting over a blue background on the cover, so that might explain the confusion.

  1. Were the official PT DVDs released as a box set?

Yes, to accompany the GOUT box set released in 2008. The cover had a matching design to the OT cover, with Anakin and Obi-Wan fighting over a red background. There were no changes from the individual releases though.

Is this it?

Yeah, those are the ones.

Also, is this the initial box set release for the GOUT?

No, that’s an alternate cover for the 2004 set, I think. The GOUTs were only released individually at first, and didn’t get a box set until the 2008 sets.

But we can’t turn back. Fear is their greatest defense. I doubt if the actual security there is any greater than it was on Aquilae or Sullust. And what there is is most likely directed towards a large-scale assault.

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Servii said:
The GOUTs were only released individually at first and didn’t get a box set until the 2008 sets.

Since you put it that way, I noticed one set of covers for the GOUT has a banner that says: Exclusive Bonus Material! Includes 1977/1980/1983 Theatrical Version Available For Limited Time Only!

And another set with a banner that says: Limited Time Only Includes The Digitally Remastered Movie Plus The Original Theatrical Version

Is the former the initial release and the other a re-release that came out before the 2008 set?

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Tantive3+1 said:

I’m looking into expanding my home video collection of SW by including the DVD/Blu-rays, but first, I have a few questions about them, so there’s no confusion when purchasing them.

  1. For the 2011 “The Complete Saga” Blu-ray Set, there’s one set that looks like this,

And another that looks like this

What’s the difference between the two release-wise?

To make it easier the only differences are the packaging. The discs are completely the same. First one released in 2011 is the Digisleeve, and the 2015, still 20th Century FOX, is a slipbox with the discs housed in a 9-Disc Viva Elite case. The 2015 release is a space saver while the 2011 release would take up more room on a shelf. Both have the booklet.
I have the 2015 release of the 2011 Blu-ray disc versions. Didn’t want the initial bulky packaging even though it has beautiful production artwork for the Digisleeves. That, and the 2015 release is less expensive compared to the 2011 release.
Digisleeve is where the disc is in a sleeve or nook instead of on a hub.

Tantive3+1 said:

Last question, does the 2020 UHD Blu-ray Box Set include these extras?

TFA
The Scavenger & the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

TLJ
Meet the Porgs

TROS
A Final Alliance

IDGAF about the Sequel Trilogy BUT, here’s what DVDCompare.net lists for the “SKYWALKER SAGA”. I don’t know how to embed links in text on this style of forum so it’ll be the url.
http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=36744#4
http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=46003#4
http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=53267#2

Appears the last featurette/bonus/extra seems to be a Target Exclusive on DVD, and not entirely sure if there’s a separate release with it. I’ve absolutely no clue if the latter is in the so-called Saga set. I’ll ask a forum I’m on.

Zero DNR needed regarding restorations, etc… Subtitles please for fan projects.