The beloved 9-film Skywalker Saga of Star Wars has been reissued in three incredible trilogy sets, repackaging the previous discs of films and bonus features into charmingly minimalist digi packaging. While I can’t imagine there are many people left who haven’t yet picked up the films on Blu-ray, the saga is an essential part of any home entertainment collection and these sets offer an opportunity especially for those who just want to enjoy a particular trilogy rather than the entire saga.
Of course, the usual controversies remain – the original trilogy is made up of the special editions, which still brings a great number of fans distress. But the sheer quality of the transfers and the wealth of bonus features is enough to give these releases the utmost recommendation.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
See the first fateful steps in the journey of Anakin Skywalker. Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn rescue Queen Amidala, ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a child prodigy who is unusually strong in The Force.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Watch the seeds of Anakin Skywalker transformation take root. When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala, he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Discover the true power of the dark side. Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. The sinister Sith Lord seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy. Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the Evil Empire.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Discover the conflict between good and evil. The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo and Princess Leia are pursued by Imperials, while Luke trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke battles Darth Vader and learns the shocking truth of his past.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Experience the triumph of the force. The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A new threat to the galaxy rises. Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Explore the power of the force. The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks new mysteries of The Force. It’s “everything you could want and more from a Star Wars film” (Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press).
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Experience the riveting conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Join an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.