Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray)

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray)

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray) Customer Reviews

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Overall Rating : 4.83 / 5 (125 Reviews)

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Overall Rating : 4.83 / 5 (125 Reviews)

125 Reviews

  • 109 5 star reviews
  • 13 4 star reviews
  • 2 3 star reviews
  • 0 2 star reviews
  • 1 1 star reviews

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A New Hope

5

Nice glossy steelbook with original artwork, can’t wait to get the rest of the steelbooks

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Awesome steelbook

5

Finally a steelbook with the original classic artwork. That’s how a movie like this should be treated. It’s a beautiful addition to my collection. Well done!

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Iconic Movie, Iconic Case

5

Unlike previous Star Wars steelbooks, this one’s appearance has been perfectly tailored to the collectors’ market. Rather than commission new artwork, one of the movie’s original posters has been repurposed for the front cover, instantly evoking that electric, pre-special edition sense of nostalgia that many of us still associate with the original Star Wars. Just as pleasingly, the iconic Obi-Wan / Darth Vader duel forms the centrefold behind the set’s three discs (one 4K, two Blu-ray), while an equally redolent shot of C-3PO and Artoo in the Tantive IV’s gleaming white corridors brings up the rear. The 4K disc boasts a Dolby ATMOS soundtrack, but as a result there is not enough room for either of the pre-existing audio commentaries on it. These are included within the set, fortunately, but they are buried on the movie’s Blu-ray disc which you’d otherwise be unlikely to touch. The biggest let-down with this release is its premeditated failure to be the definitive edition of what an alarming number of people now call “A New Hope”. Indeed, the extras package here has more in common with the vapid 2015 digital release than either of the movie’s big 21st-century physical releases, which is especially disappointing given how high-end a release this is. Whilst the set does import some of the bonus material from the 2011 Blu-ray release, and even presents it in a slightly more digestible manner, the infinitely better bonus material from the 2004 DVD release is nowhere to be seen. The omission of the flagship Empire of Dreams documentary is unforgiveable, as this is crying out for an HD or even 4K physical release, and leaving out The Characters of Star Wars; The Birth of Lightsaber; and The Force is with Them is scarcely more palatable. Even the more entertaining special features from 2011 have fallen by the wayside – the likes of Star Wars Spoofs and even the contemporary Making of Star Wars TV special from 1977 failed to make the cut this time around, whereas all the watch-once fillers like the pointlessly pictured-framed Lucasfilm Archives and even Anatomy of a Dewback made the grade. The inclusion of the latter is particularly infuriating as it only highlights the fact that the original cut of the film is both missing from this set and unlikely to be released commercially in the foreseeable future – if ever. Fortunately the priceless sixteen minutes’ worth of deleted scenes originally released in 2011 have been carried over, along with the much less welcome 2015 featurettes Conversations: Creating a Universe and Discoveries from Inside: Weapons and the First Lightsaber together with some nicely restored contemporary trailers. Yet despite the crippling flaws in its extras package and the inevitable exclusion of the original Star Wars cut, this release delivers full-force in the two areas that I needed it to, providing me with the highest-quality version of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope [Fifth Special Edition] available and an absolutely staggering beautifully steelbook to house it in. Most people’s physical media collections may be dwindling, but targeted releases of this calibre should ensure that in time steelbooks become the movie connoisseur’s answer to vinyl.

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Well Worth The Wait

5

Despite some confusion on it's delivery date, the first Star Wars entry made is done justice by 4K UHD with all elements looking & sounding superb. It is a shame that this is still the '97 special edition that's been given the upgrade & not the superior theatrical versions, but for now, this does more than tick the boxes. Spotless delivery on the steelbook - immaculate & scratch-free, unlike 'Empire' & 'Jedi' sadly. Let's hope it doesn't arise on future releases as there are quite a few more to go for us collectors ....

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Zero quality control

1

Zero quality control with the Star Wars steelbooks. You're more likely to have a copy with scratches or other damage than not.

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Could they make it any better?

5

No review of the movie is needed as you’ve all seen it. Could they have done better? Well only by releasing the original theatrical release as the special editions ( with the exception of Empire, SE are actually better ) are generally disliked but I don’t think we will see these from Disney until Mr Lucas passes on. Picture quality is superb, better than the Disney+ 4K. Lots and lots of extras, probably the most on any release of this movie to date. The steel book itself is a thing of beauty.

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the best I’ve ever seen and heard

5

I love the fact that they’ve used the original poster artwork for the steel book cover. On the 4K disc the picture quality is incredible. You can see everything in great detail, from C3PO’s gold body (which gets progressively dirtier and dented) to Princess Leia’s ivory white skin. The star fields aren’t twinkly stars but solid speckles of white on jet black. This version of Star Wars: A New Hope is the best I’ve ever seen and heard, my only gripe would be the fact that they’ve changed the Han/Greedo scene yet again! Please Disney, release the original theatrical versions in 4K!

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Spectacular

5

Steelbook 4K original trilogy Star Wars movie sounded great but far exceeded my already high expectations. Great job Zavvi.

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High quality, with lots of bonus features

5

So much content on the 3 discs that it is probably the definitive Star Wars Bluray. And the cover looks great on the steelbook

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new hope

5

STEELBOOK looks fantastic with original art work from original first film from this epic saga going for the last 40 years....one of the best steelbook edition to now...just GREAT THANKS ZAVVI

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