2004 Original Trilogy Box Set on DVD




Release Date: September 21, 2004
Retail Price: $49.99
Special Features: Bonus Disc; Listed Below

This trilogy box set introduced many new changes (some detrimental) on top of the "Special Edition" changes made to the films in 1997. Many fans were unhappy over changes to the films' colour timing (particularily in Episode IV), resulting in altered lightsaber colours, red skies, blue snow, etc. Despite it's flaws, the set still sold incredibly well, simply because it was the first time the Original Trilogy was availible on DVD. Now out of print, this set has become more desirable due to the fantastic documentary "Empire of Dreams" and other material, exclusively availible on this set's Bonus Disc. This set was released in both Pan & Scan (left) and Anamorphic Widescreen (right) formats.

Each film was accompanied by a slip of paper containing art, as well as the respective film's chapter listing. The bonus disc came with an pamphlet outlining the supplemental material on the disc, as well as a chapter listing for the "Empire of Dreams" documentary.

Chapter Listing:

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

1. Opening Logos 11. Binary Sunset 21. Han Solo 31. Wookie Prisoner 41. Arrival on Yavin 4
2. A New Hope 12. Attack of the Sand People 22. Cornered By Greedo 32. Rescuing the Princess 42. Rebel Briefing
3. Imperial Boarding Party 13. Meeting Old Ben 23. Death Star Destination 33. Into the Garbage Chute 43. Han's Departure
4. Artoo's Mission 14. "Your Father's Lightsaber" 24. Jabba The Hutt 34. The Trash Compactor 44. Luke and Biggs
5. Vader Confronts the Princess 15. Leia's Message 25. The Millennium Falcon 35. The Walls Close In 45. Assault on the Death Star
6. Lost in the Desert 16. The Death Star 26. Alderaan's Fate 36. Deactivating the Tractor Beam 46. Trench Runs
7. Land of the Jawas 17. Torched Homestead 27. Lightsaber Training 37. Back to the Ship 47. "Use The Force, Luke"
8. Droids for Sale 18. Luke's Decision 28. "That's No Moon..." 38. Obi-Wan vs. Vader 48. A Hero's Welcome
9. In the Garage 19. Mos Eisley Spaceport 29. Secret Compartment 39. Tie Fighter Attack 49. Medal Ceremony
10. Lars Family Dinner 20. The Cantina 30. Planning the Escape 40. "They Let Us Go" 50. End Credits

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

1. Opening Logos 11. The Imperial Fleet 21. Crash Landing on Dagobah 31. There Is No Try 41. Luke Enters the Trap
2. The Empire Strikes Back 12. Preparing for Battle 22. Hunting the Falcon 32. Out With the Garbage 42. Confronting the Dark Lord
3. Ice Planet Hoth 13. First Transport Away 23. "Found Someone, You Have" 33. Seeing the Future 43. Lando's Second Surprise
4. The Rebel Base 14. Battle in the Snow 24. Interrupted Kiss 34. City in the Clouds 44. Lightsaber Duel
5. Escape from the Wampa 15. The Tide Turns 25. The Emperor's Message 35. Meeting Lando 45. Escape from Cloud City
6. Closing the Doors 16. Rebels in Retreat 26. Yoda's Hut 36. Leaving Dagobah 46. Vader's Revelation
7. Obi-Wan's Instructions 17. Escape Aboard the Falcon 27. "This Is No Cave" 37. Leia's Concerns 47. Falcon to the Rescue
8. Search Party 18. Leaving for Dagobah 28. Jedi Training 38. Imperial Surprise 48. The Empire Closes In
9. Luke's Recovery 19. The Empire in Pursuit 29. Failure at the Cave 39. The Deal Gets Worse 49. The Rebel Fleet
10. Imperial Probe Droid 20. Asteroid Field 30. Bounty Hunters 40. Carbon-Freeze 50. End Credits

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

1. Opening Logos 11. On the Sail Barge 21. Speeder Bike Chase 31. Back Door 41. A Jedi's Fury
2. Return of the Jedi 12. The Sarlaac Pit 22. Leia Meets Wicket 32. Luke and The Emperor 42. The Shield is Down
3. Vader's Unexpected Visit 13. The Emperor Arrives 23. Vader's Report 33. "It's A Trap!" 43. Force Lightening
4. Arrival at Jabba's Palace 14. Yoda's Twilight 24. An Ewok Trap 34. Ewok Attack 44. Vader's Redemption
5. A Message and a Gift 15. A Certain Point of View 25. The Golden God 35. Fully Operational 45. Into the Death Star
6. The Max Rebo Band 16. Rebel Briefing 26. Campfire Stories 36. The Battle Rages 46. Anakin Unmasked
7. The Price for Chewbacca 17. Lending the Falcon 27. Brother and Sister 37. The Dark Side Beckons 47. Death Star Destroyed
8. Free From the Carbonite 18. The Emperor's Instructions 28. Luke Surrenders 38. The Ewoks Turn the Tide 48. Funeral Pyre
9. Enter the Jedi 19. Flying Casual 29. Rebel Recon 39. Father vs. Son 49. Celebration
10. "Oh No! The Rancor!" 20. Arrival on Endor 30. The Alliance Fleet 40. Taking the Bunker 50. End Credits

Disc Contents:

Disc 1: A New Hope
- Feature film (Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 or Pan & Scan 1.33:1) (2:03)
- Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher
- DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content
- Sound: English Dolby 5.1 Surround EX, English Dolby 2.0 Surround, French Dolby 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby 2.0 Surround
- Subtitles: English

Disc 2: The Empire Strikes Back
- Feature film (Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 or Pan & Scan 1.33:1) (2:09)
- Commentary by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher
- DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content
- Sound: English Dolby 5.1 Surround EX, English Dolby 2.0 Surround, French Dolby 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby 2.0 Surround
- Subtitles: English

Disc 3: Return of the Jedi
- Feature film (Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 or Pan & Scan 1.33:1) (2:16)
- Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher
- DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content
- Sound: English Dolby 5.1 Surround EX, English Dolby 2.0 Surround, French Dolby 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby 2.0 Surround
- Subtitles: English

Disc 4: Bonus Material
- The Birth of the Lightsaber (0:16)
- The Characters of Star Wars (0:19)
- Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1) (2:31)
- The Force is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars (0:13)
- Star Wars: Episode III Behind-the-Scenes Preview - The Return of Darth Vader (0:09)
- Star Wars Battlefront Trailer
- Star Wars Battlefront Xbox Game Demo
- Star Wars: Episode III - Making the Game (0:06)
- Trailers and TV Spots
- Never-Before-Seen Production Photo Gallery
- Posters and Print Campaign
- Exclusive DVD-ROM Content

2005 Original Trilogy Box Set on DVD




Release Date: December 6, 2005
Retail Price: $39.99
Trailers/Extras: None

This release was simply a cheaper release of the films found in the
2004 Box Set. The Bonus Disc was removed from this set in order to make it more affordable to casual fans, who weren't concerned about the extras from the 2004 set. The contents of the three discs in this set are identical to the ones listed above.