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Attack of the Clones arrives on DVD November 12

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phillip, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Got this from starwars.com...

    On November 12, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will begin the North American release of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones on DVD and VHS home video.

    The first major motion picture captured and created directly from the digital source and digitally mastered by THX, the Episode II DVD allows fans the chance to relive the adventure in the way Writer/Director George Lucas meant it to be seen, with spectacular digital clarity.

    Here's what the two-disc DVD set - available in both Anamorphic Widescreen (Aspect Ratio 2.35:1) and Fullscreen editions - will feature:

    - Attack of the Clones, mastered directly from the digital source by THX for superior sound and picture quality, presented in Dolby 5.1 Surround EX (English) and Dolby 2.0 Surround (English, Spanish and French)

    - Audio commentary by Writer-Director George Lucas; Producer Rick McCallum; Editor and Sound Designer Ben Burtt; Visual Effects Supervisors Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow; and Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman, offering personal insights into the making of the film.

    - Eight deleted scenes created for the DVD release, with introductions by George Lucas, Rick McCallum and Ben Burtt

    - "From Puppets to Pixels," an all-new, full-length documentary that tracks the revolution in digital character animation, featuring the creation of the digital Yoda, Dexter Jettster and more

    - "State of the Art: The Previsualization of Episode II," an all-new documentary featuring never-before-seen Animatics of Episode II

    - Ben Burtt and his team explain the process of creating the sound for Episode II in the all-new documentary "Films Are Not Released; They Escape"

    - Three behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring Episode II's storyline, action scenes and love story

    - All 12 parts of "Making Episode II," the web documentaries that first appeared here at starwars.com

    - The "Across the Stars" music video featuring John Williams

    - Downloaded by millions from starwars.com, the original theatrical teaser and launch trailers, plus 12 TV spots

    - Galleries of theatrical posters, print campaign from around the world, and never-before-seen production photos

    - An Episode II visual effects breakdown montage from Industrial Light & Magic

    - HoloNet News website

    - DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content

    Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Special Edition VHS includes six deleted scenes and a "Star Wars Connections" featurette hosted by R2-D2 and C-3PO, who explain the Star Wars story to new fans of the series.
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>- "From Puppets to Pixels," an all-new, full-length documentary that tracks the revolution in digital character animation, featuring the creation of the digital Yoda, Dexter Jettster and more<<<

    Now thats what I wanna see! In the Episode One dvd extras, for the first time I saw Oz puppeteer Yoda, exactly how he would one of his own Muppets.

    Anyways, the release date for Episode Two is quite startling...usually we have to wait years for Star Wars home releases. However, I suspect this may be due to Episode Two's less than astonishing following(While the better of the new films, it released far less hype and attention)
  3. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Yay! Episode 2 is coming out on DVD much faster than Episode 1. This time i don't have to waste my money on a VHS! Gooooo Lord Lucas! LOL!
  4. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules Well-Known Member

    Well, some of you know what I think about this Star Wars II business. I'll just keep quiet.

  5. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    That is good news.. I can't wait to add that to my collection.
    And I am happy I don't have to waste money on a VHS as well.
  6. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with VHS tapes? They are much cheeper than DVDS! I know they are better picture and all, but come on.....they aren't evil! LOL! Just ignore me......

    Sir Didymus
  7. grail

    grail Well-Known Member

    nothing is WRONG with VHS, it's just becoming less and less practical. apparantly this past quarter saw for the first time DVD players outselling VHS players, and the prices of the DVD's are falling all the time. even Circuit City has decided to stop carrying them altogether, as has Blockbuster. the HDTV standard is less than 10 years away, at which point VHS will become obsolete altogether. it's days are numbered...
  8. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    While VHS's are cheaper, they are more expensive to make. A VHS tape is full of wheels and gears and a whole lot of plastic. They are just not practical anymore, especially with the quality a DVD has to offer.

    But hey, i have no problem with all my VHS tapes. I just wish I had them all on DVD! LOL!
  9. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    With big movies like Star Wars the VHS is often the same price as the DVD.
  10. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Indeed! And some crazy Star Wars fans will buy both! LOL
  11. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    Some will buy multiple copies of both.
  12. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Not me, one is plenty! :)
  13. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    All we need is one. Unless they come out with a special special edition a few years later.
  14. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    They are going to have some sort of special edition! They'll release all 3 in a boxed set, or even all 6! Talk about ripping us off LOL! I'm still angry that they're doing that with Lord of the Rings too. grrrrrr LOL :)
  15. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    What will happen if they start doing that with muppet movies?
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ack, I cant even look at a vhs tape anymore...beyond obsolete...with the exception of tape trades and rarities, its dvd all the way. in fact, i believe a day is coming when we'll be able to vcdr(cdr) & dvd-r trade, replacing the old days of two vcrs and a blank vhs. Why, one of these days youll be able to trade a cdr/dvd-r with m@wdw, sex and violence, mv3d, heck even tinkerdee for say a sam and friends, santa cluas switch, and recent commercials.
  17. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Only if there was extra footage would I buy them. Otherwise my movies are good enough. :)
  18. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    I will keep that in mind :)
  19. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    I'm glad someone told Lucas to pull his head out and put this out before Christmas...although most of my friends already have it on DVD--frequent trips to Hong Kong and copyright violators, dontchaknow...

    I'll be happy to wait for the legal version. I just wish we'd see the original trilogy on DVD sometime before 2006, but doesn't sound like THAT one is going to happen--Lucas is going to wait until after Episode III, and then do some "tinkering" with the originals. Again. Ugh.

    I STILL can't handle Luke's scream when he jumps into the Cloud City shaft to escape Darth Vader....why why why why why was that necessary?

    Man, I'm a geek.

  20. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member



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