Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Zavvi Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (3 Disc Edition includes Blu-ray) Customer Reviews

GBP 29.99

£29.99

Overall Rating : 2.49 / 5 (207 Reviews)

207 Reviews

  • 59 5 star reviews
  • 10 4 star reviews
  • 13 3 star reviews
  • 17 2 star reviews
  • 108 1 star reviews

Quantity:

( 0 item is in your basket items are in your basket )

Overall Rating : 2.49 / 5 (207 Reviews)

207 Reviews

  • 59 5 star reviews
  • 10 4 star reviews
  • 13 3 star reviews
  • 17 2 star reviews
  • 108 1 star reviews

Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of Zavvi.

The best film in the saga deserved a better steelbook...

3

As every Star Wars fan will be aware, The Empire Strikes Back has been repeatedly voted as the BEST film in the entire saga. After the happy ending of A New Hope, when good triumphs over evil and everyone celebrates, the baddies are out for payback! The resulting film is dark in places, harrowing and emotive, with our heroes on the run from a merciless Empire set to run the rebellion into the ground. But, you already knew that... Given that the film is so well known, I'm going to talk about the steelbook itself. Now, given most Star Wars fans have several copies of the films already, these 4K steelbook editions needed to be something special. All of the other films have amazing looking steelbooks, using the final theatrical posters for the artwork - clearly Zavvi had heard the criticism of the recently released episode 7/8/9 steelbook artwork. So why, in the name of the force, does the steelbook for The Empire Strikes back have such a lacklustre cover?! Yes, this was the cover of the soundtrack album at the time but, compared to the other steelbook artwork, this looks really half-assed! The theatrical poster for Empire was stunning, so why not use that? Really strange decision as it looks completely out of place with the others. Aside from that, the usual special features are included and those who picked up the blu-ray 6 film set will be familiar with those. To summarise, great film, the expected amazing sound and picture quality, lacklustre steelbook artwork.

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

Superb upscale

5

The upscale to 4k makes the movie so much more appealing.

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

Missed Opportunity

4

The quality is great, the 4K transfer is beautiful and to have this in a decent Steelbook. The only disappointment is the cover art which shows the teaser poster, rather than the theatrical poster (the other 8 films in the series all have the theatrical poster) How much control Zavvi had over the cover art remains to be seen but a great purchase nonetheless

Was this helpful?

Yes (1) No (0)
Report this review

The Very Best

5

Really delighted with the purchase. Steelbook is fantastic quality and it's arguably the greatest film of the Star Wars saga...

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

Steelbook exclusives

5

Amazing quality movie and sound zavvi exclusive steelbook first class, 40 year old movie brought bang up to date in glorious 4K , a collectors dream , thanks zavvi highly recommend to everyone

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 4K!

5

Since Disney pulled out of showing the 4k version in the cinema, his is the next best thing this year.... The picture quality is noticeably better than Disney+ version and the Dolby atmos sound is phenomenal, even in the opening scenes with the protocol droids, you can hear it whizz through space through different speakers for each shot. I understand everyone's frustration with choice of covers, but this was still a teaser poster for ESB...just not a classic character one. But if you line them all up, this one lands right in the middle of all 9 movies and after all it was the best, so it deserves to stand out!

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

Spoiler, chewbacca is Luke's father

5

Awesome steelbook. Love the cover art, despite most people's hatred for it. It is the original cinema poster.

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

could be better

3

when I heard they were doing 4K steelbooks of the original trilogy I had to have them, especially when they were going to use the film posters as the covers. The first one was amazing then when I saw the cover of the second one I got confused especially when I saw the cover of return of the Jedi , iit kind of ruined it but hey that's how they decided to play. The film itself looks good in 4K as did the sound, i just goes next time they do a trilogy they do it justice.

Was this helpful?

Yes (1) No (0)
Report this review

Empire strikes back 4k steelbook

5

Great steelbook great quality for an excellent film

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review

Retro Classic

5

Considered by many fas as the best in the Original Trilogy series, this new 4K BluRay edition offers an astounding presentation of luminous, high resolution Ultra-HD video, and room-shaking soundtrack. A keeper for anyone's collection!

Was this helpful?

Yes (0) No (0)
Report this review