Why NOT to Buy ‘Star Wars’ Digital Copies
The bonus content is light
Despite the horrid additions to the film, there were a few things I liked about the “Star Wars” Blu-ray collection. One thing in particular was the amount of quality bonus content. The Blu-ray featurettes were awesome as well as the making of and standard deleted scenes.
If you look through the list of the “9-hours” of bonus content that they’re advertising with this digital collection you’ll find some new content but a majority of it is redundant. Things that we’ve already seen and known get a little bit more dialogue added to them but overall there is nothing that wows us like previous releases. I know that they can pull from different “secret vaults” but much of the content is just regurgitated rhetoric.
You probably already own all of this content already
This is an overall message that seems to seep its way into many of the points above. The fact of the matter is, we’re not getting anything different from what we already own. There will be no major changes to the hi-def films as they are currently and therefore nothing worth buying based on film content.
If they released both versions of the films then I may even renounce my take on buying a digital collection, but unfortunately we’re paying for the portability of a product we already own. To me, the luxury of having my current collection in the cloud is not worth the money to me. I’ll just take my discs with me if I want to watch them.
Overall though, if you want to still buy it then buy it. “Star Wars” has been milking the cash cow for quite some time and I’ve bought my fair share of merchandise, I have the lightsaber collection to prove it. If you want to have your collection preserved in the cloud and the price seems fair to you then don’t let me stop you. I just know that I won’t be paying that price anytime soon…unless they give me something worth buying.