Saturday, 11 April 2015

Really.. you're charging how much?

After the last post all about How much is to much That can be read here How much is TO MUCH??? And not going to see The Empire Strikes Back at the Secret Cinema, i was looking forward to the release of the Star Wars The Digital Collection. The idea of Star Wars on the go is great. On a long train ride or standing in line at a con i can just whip out the tablet or phone and start watching... Great idea, we would all agree and i normally use all the ultraviolet digital codes that come with some Blu-Ray movies. So having the stuff on the go is great and they are free so all the better. And then comes the Star Wars movies. Now i have these film on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray and multiple copies on each format. So getting the movies again was not a big deal what was a deal breaker was the price.... 
£59.99 on Amazon, Google Play store and Itunes. 
Or £9.99 per movie with A New Hope being £11.99. Don't know why that one is more expensive. I paid £59.99 for the Blu-Ray boxset a few years ago and i am not going to pay that much for a digital copy. If it was half that or so. Say £30-35 i probably wouldn't of said anything and just brought them but at a penny off £60 I can not justify the cost. 
And i was really looking forward to this weekend, i had it all planned. I was going to get the Digital Collection and watch them in the Machete Order... Something i have wanted to do for a while now. And i had a Box from hlj.com full of the new Star Wars models from Bandai turn up a few days before. I was going to spend two days going through the movies while making the models. Something i have not done in a very long time.  And the Machete Order is very interesting. I came across it a little while ago on the net and then on a rerun of The Big Bang Theory. You Watch Episodes 4,5,2,3 and finally 6. And you drop Episode 1 altogether. It means that the prequels become a flashback and no big reviles are given away. Also nothing is really lost by not watching Episode 1 as it does not really impact anything as the characters are reintroduced in Episode 2. And Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn don't appear in any of the other movies. A real pity as they were the best things in Episode 1.
Now this hasn't really effected much I can still watch the movies in the Machete Order but i will just have to use the disc instead of the digital copies. Though i think i will be watching the Adywan Star Wars A New Hope Revisited. This is an incredible fan edit of the movie and is the special edition we should of gotten in 1997 and on DVD and Blu-Ray. 
You can read more here  Star Wars Revisited News 
Adywan is currently working on The Empire Strikes Back Revisited and that is looking even better than A New Hope Revisited. 
Let me know If you picked up the Star Wars The Digital Collection and if it was worth the £59.99 in the comments below.