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Films Vary. But 5 Stars For the DVD Set
August 1, 2017
The quality of the 6 films vary, and I'm not really a "Star Wars" fan. But if you are a fan of "Star Wars," then this is the DVD set you want. I'm not going to go into the content of the films. If you are on this webpage, you probably already know the stories. You probably already have your opinions of which of the 6 films you like, and which ones you watch grudgingly to complete the marathon.
The point of my review is that if you are a "Star Wars" fan, this is the DVD set you want. Why? (A) You get all 6 films in one package. (A) "The Phantom Menace" (B) "Attack of the Clones" (C) "Revenge of the Sith" (D) "A New Hope" (E) "The Empire Strikes Back" (F) "Return of the Jedi" ALSO, AND EQUALLY IMPORTANT, you are given both the re-edited AND the original and unaltered original theatrical trilogy. Whichever version you prefer, you get it in this DVD set.
Quick comparing of the popular orders. (A) "Numerical Order" 1,2,3,4,5,6 This is a good choice. This order presents the events in logical order and gives you a well written story. Darth Vader's childhood, troubled teenage years, his fall to the dark side, his rise to power, his redemption and finally his death. The main disadvantage is that you have to accept a 20 + year step back in special effect time between 3 and 4. (Although 4 is often hailed as the best.) So this may not be an issue for you.
(B) "Production Order" 4,5,6,1,2,3 Some people like this. It has its logic. Some people consider 4,5,6 the question films and 1,2,3 the answer films. Also, this leads to cinematic continuity. The main disadvantage here is that you end in the middle of the story. (Especially when the end of Part 3 makes it look like a whole new chapter is beginning.)
(C) "Machete Order" 4,5,1,2,3,6 This approach tries to keep cinematic continuity in tact while at the same time putting "Return of the Jedi" last. While I prefer 'Numerical Order,' this approach has a special advantage. You get to see the hero's journey in 4 and 5. Then you go back and see the villain's path in 1,2, and 3 before the final showdown in 6. The one disadvantage here is that you end up with a 6 hour flashback in the middle of "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
So whether you prefer the older original films (of 4, 5,and 6) or the edited newer versions, you will find what you want in this package. As I said, I'm not the biggest fan of "Star Wars." But knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 orders is probably the best idea. No one order is going to work for everyone. Numerical Order, Production Order, and Machete Order all work for different people.