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If you've never seen any of the Star Wars movies, you should. It's a piece of America itself. The movies are timeless and are a classic tale of good vs evil, the oppressed full of hope attempting to change their future with nothing to lose. I saw Star Wars as a kid in 1977 at the theater with my parents and I've loved the movies ever since. My nephew is now the same age I was when I saw the original movies and he loves them too. VHS format is a great way to go if you don't want to invest a lot of money and you still have a working VCR. This trilogy also has interviews with George Lucas the creator of Star Wars.
One interesting note is that the movies were not released in order. George started with A New Hope #4 then released #5 and #6. Then in 1999 #1 The Phantom Menace was released and due to order it becomes a prequel. Then #2 and #3 are released. Amazingly each of these movies are stand alone meaning you could watch them without seeing the others and still enjoy a good movie.
To me the only factor that doesn't work in releasing #4 first was that due to advancements in cinematography they look older than #1,2,3 and less advanced when in reality they would be the most current. I thought it would have been interesting if George could have filmed the first three, waited about 5 years and then filmed 4,5,6 then release them in the same order he did. I know budgets don't really allow for that, but it could have been interesting.
If you can't stand older movies and prefer the graphic advances of newer movies then start with Episode #1 (1999) and watch them in order.
If you would have asked me 10 years ago what I thought of the Trilogy being on tape...my answer would have been totally different. I would have said that I absolutly loved it. That is why I own several versions of each episode to date. I especially like my version (boxed set) that had an interview with Lucas by Leonard Malta at the beginning of each movie. It was really nice to be able to "get into the head" of the creator of this wonderful genre.
Although the movies were mastered or at least remastered in a digital format...it still looses something in the translation to tape. That is why I now have the complet collection on DVD. So much more "information" can be put onto one disk. Not only the deleted scenes, making of's etc...but also just the digital (coding) information that makes the playback of an even higher quality. George et al have done a superior job in all media formats...and as technology advances, I am sure that they will continue to expand our viewing enjoyment of the Star Wars Trilogy (and beyond) experience.
Anyone who loves Star Wars will like this Special Edition VHS set. It contains Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. This set also contains new footage, enhanced sound and effects. Plus behind the scenes footage on the making of the Special Edition, including an interview wth George Lucas. All are excellent viewing. I highly recommend this set to all Star Wars fans.