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Old 09-27-04, 01:11 PM
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What Order to Watch The Star Wars DVD's?

I have just bought Episode 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 of the Star Wars trilogy. I watched 4,5,6 when I was young and don't remember the movies. I am asking this forum in what order should someone watch Star Wars movies.

Option 1: Episode 4,5,6 and then 1, 2

Option 2: Episode 1,2 and then 4,5,6

Option 3: Wait for Episode 3 to arrive on DVD and then
Episode 1,2,3,4,5,6

What do you guys suggest?
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Old 09-27-04, 01:21 PM
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The ONLY way...option 1
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Old 09-27-04, 01:22 PM
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Old 09-27-04, 01:27 PM
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The ONLY way...option 1
Strong agreement.
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I recommend option 2. I'm doing this myself and have just finished I, II, and IV. I found that viewing them in this order makes IV an even more powerful experience; specifically, any scene with Obi-Wan just feels like it has been intensified by an order of magnitude.

Of course, I'm possibly the only person who likes episode I more than II...

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Definitely Option 1. The prequels assume you've already seen the originals. Plus, there's no way you wanna make TPM the first SW flick you watch during a 5 or 6 movie marathon. Unless of course you're trying to get the worst one out of the way first.
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The option that involves posting this in the Star Wars Forum
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the only way it makes any sense to me is 5, 2, 1, 6, 4. i would suggest going that way and see for yourself, but i doubt you will find a better sequence...really gives the entire story perspective and a richness that other orders seem to squander.
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Hey you stole my sequence...

Maybe you could watch it in order of how good they are?

5, 4, 2, 6, 1
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watch them anyway you gosh darn please.
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Old 09-27-04, 02:08 PM
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Toss the dvds up in the air and play them in the sequence they land. The Force has spoken!
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Old 09-27-04, 02:10 PM
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The True Order:

1, 6, Ewok Adventure, 5, 2, Holiday Special, 4, 3, Ewoks: The Battle For Endor.

Accept no substitutes.







(Or you could just go with Option 1.)
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Old 09-28-04, 08:43 AM
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I'm actually waiting for 3 before I watch 4,5,6... haven't seen them since the sp editions in the theaters. That way I don't spoil the originals for my kids. I already have purchased them...tempting but I can wait
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Re: What Order to Watch The Star Wars DVD's?

Originally posted by djflex
I have just bought Episode 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 of the Star Wars trilogy. I watched 4,5,6 when I was young and don't remember the movies. I am asking this forum in what order should someone watch Star Wars movies.

Option 1: Episode 4,5,6 and then 1, 2

Option 2: Episode 1,2 and then 4,5,6

Option 3: Wait for Episode 3 to arrive on DVD and then
Episode 1,2,3,4,5,6

What do you guys suggest?
You forgot Option 4: Wait for Episode 3 to arrive on DVD and then
Episode 4,5,6,1,2,3
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sorry to sound so lame, but.....

which one is Episode 3....


can someone list the order these things were released in the Theater!including the names.

thanks-

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Originally posted by tommy28
sorry to sound so lame, but.....

which one is Episode 3....


can someone list the order these things were released in the Theater!including the names.

thanks-
1977: ANH

1980: ESB

1983: ROTJ

1999: Phantom Manace

2002: AOTC

2005: ep III (Revenge of the Sith)
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4, 5, 6. Burn 1, 2.
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For anybody who hasn't seen them (all three of you), I would also go along with 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. Any other way would spoil the big revelation in ESB.
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Id go with 4,5,6, then 1,2 until Revenge of the Sith comes out. Then I'd watch them 1,2,3,4,5,6. because if you watch them in chronological order now there will be a big gap in between.
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why burn 1,2? I actually thought AOTC was awesome. Maybe even better than IV.
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Originally posted by Class316
why burn 1,2? I actually thought AOTC was awesome. Maybe even better than IV.
AOTC wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be. I thought it was pretty decent, even if it was missing that *something* that made the originals great.

Better than IV? No

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even if it was missing that *something* that made the originals great.
Characters you actually like?

II aint that bad, except for the pacing in the middle of the movie.
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Old 10-06-04, 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by Rivero
4, 5, 6. Burn 1, 2.
I would have said IV, V, VI, and don't bother with I and II but hey, burning I and II works too
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Originally posted by MJKTool
Characters you actually like?

II aint that bad, except for the pacing in the middle of the movie.
if they had anyone in the prequels that even came CLOSE to harrison ford, they might've had something.

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Old 10-06-04, 01:57 PM
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As ambivilent as I am towards the prequels, what I'll probably do is watch 1 and 2 on opening day, then go to the theater to see 3 and then go home and watch 4, 5 and 6.

Next year when the DVD comes out I'm throwing a big party and watching them all back to back.
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