'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' Synopsis

In Star Wars: Episode I, Darth Vader is a hopeful nine-year-old boy named Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi is a brash young Jedi Knight. The first chapter of the Star Wars saga follows Anakin's journey as he pursues his dreams and confronts his deepest fears in the midst of a galaxy in turmoil.

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  1. Mm61675

    I love Jar Jar!

    2 years agoby @mm61675Flag

  2. PointMan528491

    Totally screwed up the greatness of the Star Wars saga.

    3 years agoby @PointMan528491Flag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman I'd be excited for those IF I knew Lucas was actually going to make these conversions worth-while.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @SpaceCowboy That's the reason why I held off buying the blu-ray set, As much of a die-hard fan I am, I resist to buy the blu-rays after I heard about the terrible sound quality of Ep. I-II (which there wasn't any sound problems in theater) and how the OT movies were changed again; but the fact that all those bonus features are so tempting for me to get it; I must stick with my Original trilogy box set from 2008 which you can't find in stores anymore (or they're either over a hundred dollars on Amazon) and we all know that their is going to be a 3D blu-ray release for Star Wars' 40th anniversary in 2017.

    @narrator@ROFLitschristian The one movies i'm looking forward to seeing in 3D are Revenge of the Sith, (opening battle scene and the Mustafar duel) The Empire Strikes Back (Battle of Hoth in 3D!) and as much as i don't like ROTJ I can't wait to see those Speeder Bikes racing at me in 3D!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    @SpaceCowboy Haha. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Fans Still Thinking the 3D Will Work

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. the Narrator

    @SpaceCowboy, I've heard similar things from Star Wars: Blu-Ray owners. Bummer that he changed so much, and removed some of the things that made the series so potent. Like the Greedo shoots first bullsh*t.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  7. SpaceCowboy

    @ROFLitschristian Star Wars: Episode IV - No Hope in 3D

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  8. SpaceCowboy

    @narrator The thing about Star Wars on Blu-ray is that it has loads of extras, in sight you might already know of if your a Star Wars fanatic, but now this information is in video form. The quality is superb as expected, but the one downside is not the edits exclusive to the Blu-ray (rough messes, but tolerable and practically treasure to behold if you lighten your frustration), it is the restoration of the wrong films. I mean the old theatrical cuts of the original trilogy with the fuzzy effects by today's standards. On Blu-ray, the dated mentality may not look so well, but it's still worth a transfer. As a collector and Star Wars enthusiast the Blu-ray is worth the purchase but doesn't have all the meat it needs. I cannot and will not allow myself to dispose of my DVDs. I must hoard the original trilogy as it was shown in the cinemas. Lucas didn't help preserve the franchise. He rewrote its history.

    Sorry. Felt like ranting :P

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    @narrator I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you. We were all so psyched for the big battle between Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and Maul. Not a single thing popped out. If this is the route their taking it, then there's no hope.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. the Narrator

    @SpaceCowboy, yeah. But it'll give the 3D time to develop and hopefully the converters will improve upon the feedback off of this film. Until then, there's always blu-ray (which I still haven't f*cking bought yet). Tsk tsk.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. SpaceCowboy

    @ghostman But thank goodness no unnecessary edits were made to Empire. It'll be worth the wait. You'll see. Even if the 3D is horrible just to have the movie on the big screen again is a godsend.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  12. SpaceCowboy

    @narrator Dang... that's a 2-year wait right there.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  13. the Narrator

    If anything @ROFLitschristian, @ghostman, @SpaceCowboy, I'll wait 'till Revenge of the Sith. The battle of Mustafar will kick-ass in 3D by the time the conversions done, guaranteed.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian I just can wait to see The Empire Strikes Back in 3D even though that's 4 years away :'(

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Ehh, nothing to persuade me to see Episode II... although I will. :P

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  16. Ghostman

    @SpaceCowboy@ROFLitschristian I dunno bout you guys, but I saw lots of depth; although some scenes did seem flat, but that didn't bother me.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  17. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Gotta disagree, a lot. What @SpaceCowboy's heard is right. SC, at anytime in the film you can take your glasses off and 85% of the screen is still sharp as Blu-Ray. They could've done so much more. It's like my friend Fravel said, "It's great for a nostalgic feel, but the 3D does little to it." They could have done the stars, the confetti, the figgin alien points right at you and NOTHING! Definitely not worth $13 bucks, or staying up till 3 am. Space, save your money. This one gets a D-.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  18. SpaceCowboy

    @ghostman I heard the 3D does little for the movie. It's mostly flat. And from what you've seen it sure sounds like the Blu-ray edit of the film is now showing on the big screen. Which, I hate to admit, was one of the better changes Lucas made for the Blu-ray restoration. (Mainly for Yoda. As part of the prequel trilogy he's meant to be CG'd)

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  19. Ghostman

    Alright everybody, went to see this last night, all showings were sold-out so I had to see the 11pm show after I finished watching The Woman in Black; here's the DL (down-low)

    The 3D is fantastically great looking for a 3D conversion, the best scenes in 3D are obviously the Pod Race and the final lightsaber dual with Darth Maul worked perfectly. Seeing CGI Yoda for the first time was a sight for sore eyes (from the terrible puppet Yoda back in 99') and the picture/sound quality was amazing! There are some new footage shown in this 3D re-release, you get a few more b-roll shots of Tattooine and the pod race sequence is 4 minutes longer with several shots added. JarJar Binks dialogue has been shortened, but his presence is still annoying. Overall, much better experience on the big screen and the 3D is worth it. If you want a nostalgic feeling, go see this in theaters....again :)

    @ROFLitschristian@stoned@corey@moviegeek@dan1@diaigma@forrestgump1@insertusernamehere@ejk1@daveactor7@mattbierwagen@narrator@bawnian-dexeus@jakn@moviemaniac66@Zak-Lee-Ferguson@slysnide@jayaottley@brian@kguy@moviefreak97@bryanyentz@ChiRep-1@SherlockHolmes2009@skywise@thedude-abides@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx@SpaceCowboy

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  20. Avian

    This is going to be awesome, cannot wait for Friday!

    3 years agoby @avian005Flag

  21. Sean

    @bawnian-dexeus I see you have too much time on your hands lol .

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @themoviefanatic

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    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Sean

    @corey No, i said i saw it in 2D, and really enjoyed it. So i gave the 3D version of it 5 star, because i like 3D and i know that i would like this movie in 3D.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic How did you see it in 3D??

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  25. Sean

    @ghostman I liked it 2D and i like 3D, so i know will really like it 3D.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  26. Ghostman

    @corey You hear that? 5 stars becuz it's in 3D and @themoviefanatic knows he will love this movie in 3D! Sean, did you not like this when it was in 2D?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  27. Sean

    @corey
    I've seen this movie before, but in 2D and really enjoyed it. So, i gave the 3D version it 5 stars because i like 3D, and i know i would like this movie in 3D.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  28. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic AND YOU GAVE THIS MOVIE 5 STARS?! ARE ON YOU ON CRACK?!

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  29. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Thanks Sherlock, lol

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  30. Ghostman

    @moviegeek@corey it's funnier seeing how they list it as a 2012 release that's not even out yet and they still have the original 1999 box office earnings...I wonder if they'll update that after it's released in 3D.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

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