The Star Wars saga
continues with Episode II Attack of the Clones. Anakin
Skywalker has grown into an accomplished Jedi apprentice, and he
faces his most difficult challenge yet as he must choose between
his Jedi duty and forbidden love.
I found that
enjoyed ATTACK OF THE CLONES more on video then I
did on the big screen. I thought the characters were a little
more interesting than the Episode I; the special effects
fit together better for some reason, and the story line was
apparent and captivating then Episode 1.
Anakin prepares his tool for
OF THE CLONES is an entertaining film, and it's sure to
do well more on video. This film is truly much more entertaining
than Episode I plus it fits better into the Star Wars
OF THE CLONES
appears in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on this
single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced
for 16X9 televisions. ATTACK OF THE CLONES
unquestionably surpassed the second-rate picture seen in on the
Phantom Menace DVD.
transfer of ATTACK OF THE CLONES was remarkable!
Sharpness was unblemished. The image looked crisp and detailed.
There were no sings of softness throughout the film
presentation. No concerns with jagged edges and no signs of edge
enhancement. Colors were vivid and lively, absolutely striking.
Black levels were deep and rich, while shadow detail appeared
dense but not overly deep.
Auditions for Michael Jackson's
new tour are underway.
OF THE CLONES
is presented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 EX sound mix. This was a
very active mix. All five channels received a workout while
spreading the surround effects widely. If your looking for DVD
to show off – this is it! Throughout the film effects appeared
from all over and the mix blended together in a terrifically
clean and realistic manner.
I can go on
and on about how well this DVD sounds, so I won’t, the end
result is that ATTACK OF THE CLONES presented a
magnificent auditory experience.
Yoda and the color green...
Disc One has the movie and
- Audio commentary by
George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo
Helman, John Knoll, and Ben Snow.
Disc Two is filled with huge amounts of features:
- 8 Deleted
Scenes created just for this release with introductions from
George Lucas, Rick McCallum, and Ben Burtt.
Witness the revolution in digital character animation in the full-length documentary, "From Puppets to Pixels: featuring
the creation of digital Yoda, Dexter, Jettster and more.
Exclusive Documentary, "State of the Art: The Pre-visualization
of Episode II."
Follow Ben Burtt and his team as they explain the process of
creating the sound for Episode II in the all-new documentary,
"Films are not Released; They Escape."
Three Featurettes explore Attack of the Clones storyline,
action scenes and love story.
Comprehensive award winning twelve part web documentary series.
"Across the Stars" music video featuring John Williams
Theatrical Teaser and Launch Trailer and twelve TV spots.
Theatrical Posters and Print Campaign from around the world.
"R2-D2: Beneath the Dome" mockumentary trailer.
Never Before Seen Production Photo Gallery with special caption
- Episode II Visual Effects breakdown montage.
DVD-ROM weblinks to exclusive Star Wars content.
Pray to the headless helmet and
be spared from turmoil around.
As I stated
before, the digital presentation of this film is unquestionably
terrific. We get a film that has no flaws and a film transfer
that constantly remained crisp and active through out the entire
presentation. The audio mix presented a remarkable affair and
DVD extras are abundant.
Overall, ATTACK OF THE CLONEScomes highly recommend
for all DVD enthusiasts and collectors alike.