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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D – Review

When the complete star Wars Blu-ray collection was released last year, it created a huge stir. There was fever pitch excitement from some at the chance to see Star Wars in high-def, and outcry from others over the changes the bearded one had made, once again, to the films. The sets sold massively, though, and it was clear there were still Star Wars fans with money left to spend.

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Is George Lucas Right To Retire From Blockbusters?

The George Lucas produced WWII flick Red Tails is released in the US this weekend. Because of this, he has been doing the press rounds. As you might expect, those who have spoken to him are just as, if not more, keen to ask about the future of Star Wars, Indiana Jones etc. Several bits and pieces have come out of this, but the most significant revelation came in an interview Lucas did for the New York Times. Apparently, after the struggles Lucas has had getting Red Tails made over the past several years, as well as the fan backlash to his recent Star Wars activities, the beardy filmmaker has decided to retire from making blockbusters. Continue reading

10 Completely Made Up Star Wars Facts

It’s Star Wars week here on Fluent in Film, mainly because the entire Star Wars movie series was released on Blu-ray this week here in the UK, partly because there seems to be very little else happening this week. I wanted to share with you some fun facts about the original Star Wars trilogy, but I really couldn’t be bothered to do the research required. So instead, I’ve made up some! Please feel free to share your own in the comments. Continue reading

Star Wars – 10 Great Prequel Moments, or How I Learnt To Stop Sulking And Love The Prequels

Annoying characters, clunky dialogue, wooden acting. No, I’m not talking about the Star Wars prequels, I’m talking about the original trilogy. If you haven’t been hiding under a rock, you’ll be aware that the complete Star Wars collection was released on Blu-ray in the UK this week. The common consensus, myself included, has been that the prequels are awful, and an affront to the iconic original trilogy. Obviously, we were all disappointed when the belated prequels came along and did not live up to our expectations, but upon revisiting the films, i have discovered something. Continue reading

Does Star Wars Deserve One More Shot?

***PLEASE NOTE – This article was originally published when the Star Wars Blu-ray sets were announced. I am reposting it to coincide with the release of the Blu-ray box sets this week. For the record, I have held firm and not bought them. At least, not so far…*** Continue reading

Does Star Wars Deserve One More Shot?

It was announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that both the original Star Wars trilogy, and the three prequels were to be released on Blu-Ray for the first time in September. You can buy both trilogies in separate box sets, or all six in one. There are hours of extra footage, and it is available to pre-order now. The news has been received with great excitement. Within literally hours of the announcement, the sets had reached the top of amazon.co.uk’s DVD chart. Are we really STILL this excited about Star Wars, even with George Lucas’ constant tinkering, and the disappointment of the prequel movies? I’ve been as big a fan as anyone of the original movies, but i find myself asking myself, do i really want to invest in them on a new format one more time? Continue reading