Genre: Action

Director: George Lucas

Stars: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

*** 1⁄2

Can there possibly be any justification for buying George Lucas’ creaking space opera yet again?

Yes and no. If you really want the very best sight and sound available for home systems, you need this Blu-ray package, which includes not only the sainted original trilogy that began in 1977, but also the damned prequel one that began in 1999.

If you’re happy with what you already have on regular DVD, then save your money.

 

The extras are bountiful, including scratchy (and brief) deleted and extended scenes from the original trilogy, which began with Star Wars in ’77. (It’s now called Star Wars: Episode 4 — A New Hope under Lucas’ loopy renaming system.)

If it all makes you chuckle, you might enjoy one of the real highlights of this package: 90 minutes of the many pop-cult parodies of Star Wars, ranging from The Simpsons to “Weird Al” Yankovic to Saturday Night Live.

Expect to be asked to buy these all over again, after Lucas rolls them all out on 3D. Bleh.

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