|# of Units:||7 CDs|
|Length:||6 hours, 30 minutes|
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This is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. I was never a fan of the film, but after hearing this dramatization, I'm looking forward to seeing the film series and reading other Star Wars stories.
I was afraid when I ordered this I wouldn't be able to take the cheese. But I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Sure, it's a little cheesy, but so was the movie. If you liked the movie, you'll probably enjoy this. Turning a 2 hour movie into 12 hours of a radio show naturally means you get a lot fuller story. I enjoyed this quite a lot.
The story is the familiar one from the movie with some additions. The only problem I had was that it included the original introduction and credits from each episode (2 per disc) so there was only about 40 minutes of story on a disc and there is a need to fast forward over the credits in the middle of each disk.
Fun listen. Great sound effects and characters. Like a longer version of the movie. Fun for the whole family. Great for a road trip.
When I was a kid I would diligently put my tape recorder beside my parents radio and record each week's episode of the original radio broadcasts. I think I wore out the tapes re-playing them. Star Wars was one of the reasons I signed up for Simply Audio Books. The radio play is even more campy than the movie, but for a fan that's OK. There's a lot more background in the radio play, and the first two episodes actually start a bit before the movie. This is tremendous fun. I uust with they had The Empire Strikes Back available...
Refreshingly good - after some of the truly dreadful Star Wars adaptations - this is well done - faithful to the story, but with little extras added that make it hang together better. Great production values. Very enjoyable.
It is a re-telling of the original movie. It has additional story lines that weren't in the movie. The new story lines decribe things that lead up to the beginning of the movie and supplements the story with added dialog that explains things that might have been assumed in the movie. I find the additional information makes the story more interesting. You need to get used to some different voices. Splitting the story into two shipments ruins the flow of the story.
This radio drama isn't just an audio version of the Star Wars movie we all know. The same story is told but instead of trying to describe all the visual sequences from the movie, the radio version tells the story by showing you the dialogue that might have been happening between the action scenes. So even if you've seen the Star Wars movie dozens of times, you get something new.
Lucas is the creator of Star Wars and director of New Hope