I know. That’s why I said “almost”. But, most of the visual effects were CGI except mainly the spaceship/control station scenes. The spaceship from the negotiations scene was defiantly an old school model explosion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd6sbCi4qgA). As was the scene near the end when Anakin Skywalker blew up the Control Ship and Yoda (before the release of the DVD) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFcWCpxynuA) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz8RgJ_9lwc). Also, the DVD releases for TPM aren’t particularly that bad compared to other home video releases. It’s much better then the VCD and possibly better then the VHS in some aspects. Though, the Laserdisc release will always be the better way to watch the original theatrical version of TPM.
Anyone own TPH on Video CD? I’m fondly interested in that topic particularly?
Might I add, TPM also has a lot of historically moments in terms of movie technology and home video. TPM was one of the first movies to be (almost) fully CGI, TPM introduced us to the first interactive CGI character, and TPM also introduced Star Wars to DVD.
I personally wouldn’t say I like the prequels more than OT, but they are definitely better then Disney’s trilogy.
Honestly, its not even the worst of the whole saga.
Anyone here interested in talking about anything about The Phantom Menace? Chat below
Mod Edit: Moth3r’s thread - ‘The Phantom Menace - general discussion thread’ may also be of some interest for talking TPM…
Isn’t the 4K Boxset from BestBuy?
I was just wondering if anyone knew what the cover was for the Hong Kong release of The Phantom Menace on DVD. Because I want to by the Hong Kong version of The Phantom Menace on VCD and when I found it on a website, it states that it is a DVD and it looks just like the VCD cover. If so, the website I found it on, doesn’t provide any photos for the inside or back so I’m unable to identify it. Unless Hong Kong doesn’t have a DVD release? But I don’t know. Please help!
Now that I’ve heard it, it defiantly sounds like the Emperor’s death from Return of the Jedi.
Thanks mate. So instead of releasing The Empire Strikes Back with Star Wars and Return of the Jedi in 1983, RSO decided to release it 3 years after. Meaning Germany may have stopped with their unique Red Label discs and went back to a standard disc. So, I guess there is no Red Label for The Empire Strikes Back:(.
Great, Thanks. I’ve red that apparently, that the Hong Kong of The Phantom Menace was an official release. I’m unaware if the legitimacy is mentioned by Nathan Butler but above, you mentioned that IIRC and TPM were official releases for VCD. The Hong Kong version of The Phantom Menace was distributed Deltamac? Is that official?
In 2000 Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace was official released on home video. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve documenting all the releases for The Phantom Menace. This is what have so far:
-Format:Fullscreen and widescreen
-Format:Fullscreen and Widescreen(Collector’s Edition)
Just a few days ago, I found out that in most regions of Asia and possibly Europe, there was a VCD release of The Phantom Menace. I already know that Hong Kong, Malaysia, and maybe Singapore and Turkey, had releases for The Phantom Menace. Now, I have several questions to ask about this as I have heard about many and all were different.
Q1: Was the VCD release of The Phantom Menace a bootleg, or an official release?
Q2: What other countries had the VCD release of The Phantom Menace.
Q3: I saw on a website that the Hong Kong release of The Phantom Menace on VCD came with 4 lobby cards
(similar to the Japan Laserdisc) but slightly different. Is this true and if so, did other country
releases have the same offer?
Q4: Apart from Ebay or Amazon, is there a website that sells VCDs. Like the Laserdisc database website but
Q5: I’ve also red that The Phantom Menace was released on SVCD. What is it, was it released on SVCD, and
where can you buy it?
Q6: Is there a designated box for The Phantom Menace VCD? I’ve seen several online and none come with a
Q7: Is there a particular way to identify which country it comes from?
Q8: Is it in Widescreen or Fullscreen?
Please let me know ASAP and if there is additional information that I have not mentioned, feel free to type in the chat below.
Wow, I just saw Bobson Dugnutt’s recreation of the human Jabba scene and boy its amazing compared to the Youtube listing.
In 1983, Star Wars and Return of the Jedi soundtracks were released on CD. There was a German release distributed by RSO of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi with a red disc (Red Label). However, The Empire Strikes Back has no Red Disc. I may be mistaken but does anyone know if there is one? As I’m collecting the Red Labels soundtracks for Star Wars.
Guys, could anyone help me find the Japanese laserdisc theatrical cut version of TPM? Seems to have vanished from the internet now.
Yeah defiantly, I agree
The 1997 VHS Special Edition release of The Empire Strikes Back with Luke screaming down the reactor shaft after he finds out the truth about his family. Is it just me, or does his scream sound like Marty McFly?
If you don’t have the 1997 VHS, you can view the scene that I’m talking about here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p9ozSFOMQY: 5 minuets and 14 seconds in.
OK. That makes more sense. Has someone cleaned up the scene and added into there own version of the original film in HD? Like I know there people out there who do these things.
I’ve also noticed that the whole movie was filmed darker. Where as the 1997 and even the 2004 release was enhanced to look brighter. I don’t know if this was because the Empire Strikes Back was considered to be a darker movie or was it just the technology?
Did they get access to the original films?
OK thanks. How could that have recreated the human Jabba scene on VHS if it had never been released?
So yesterday, I watched the 2006 Star Wars DVD release. Included was “supposedly” the original version of the film. However,I noticed that the human version of Jabba the Hutt was not included. Now was this scene included in the original release of the film or it was cut which explains why it isn’t there? This has really bugged me. Do you any of you know the answer?
Thanks CatBus! Was the fullscreen released in a collector’s tin like the widescreen?
Can you send photo’s in chat? So I can further explain what I’m trying to talk about?
The only reason I would want the film’s in a fullscreen format, is because I’m a collector. Otherwise no, widescreen is better. From my research yesterday, I can confirm that they have released a 2006 version on DVD in Fullscreen individually. Not in a trilogy set like the widescreen release in the collector’s tin or in 2008 with the slim case release.