Displaying items by tag: The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace is the film that caused a generation gap in Star Wars fandom.” — W.R. Miller, author of The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook: Volume One 1971 to 1976

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Episode IThe Phantom Menace, the first entry in the long-awaited prequel trilogy to the original 1977-83 Star Wars trilogy.

Marking series creator George Lucas’s return to directing, The Phantom Menace opened twenty years ago this month, with some fans camping out for days (plural!) to experience a screening on opening day. And while the movie was an undeniable box-office smash, breaking numerous earnings and attendance records, there was a great disturbance in the Force as the film left a lot of moviegoers and critics underwhelmed and disappointed. [Read on here...]

Bits Latest Tweets

RT @BillHuntBits: New cover art for a couple more upcoming #4K #UltraHD titles. Street dates likely TBA December. @thedigitalbits #Blade #B…
RT @BillHuntBits: For fans of Back to the Future, here's a great little teaser of Universal's new #UltraHD release of the film. Be sure to…
The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – Serpico on #4K in Germany, plus Unhinged, Universal’s Psycho #UltraHD replacement update, a Back to the Future 4K video sample & RIP Kevin Burns thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…