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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)


This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the "Definitive Edition" Laserdisc box set of the original Star Wars films. A different commentary track is available on the DVD release of the Star Wars trilogy.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/director George Lucas, special effects cameramen Ken Ralston and Dennis Muren, and production designer Ralph McQuarrie Rating:5.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by ratethatcommentary on April 25th, 2004:Find all reviews by ratethatcommentary
This is one of the more useless commentary tracks I've ever heard. The content isn't bad; there are some interesting details in here. But there's just so little of it. I doubt there's more than 15 minutes of talking on this commentary track during the entire 2 hour movie.

The comments are all taken from interviews and other sources, and edited together. They discuss, among other things, how certain special effects were done, their reactions to seeing the movie for the first time, and the design of C3P0 and R2D2 and the death star.

This feels like the studio wanted to be able to say they had a commentary track on this disc for sales purposes, and threw something together from what they had. I would definitely not recommend seeking out this Laserdisc just for the commentary track.