REVIEW: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: THE LOST MISSIONS Blu-ray!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions hits today on Blu-ray and DVD!

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Never Before Seen 16-Minute Documentary Covering All Six Seasons
Four additional story reels from “The Lost Missions” Season (Blu-ray only)
Release Date: 11/11/2014 (Direct Prebook: 9/16; Distributor Prebook: 9/30)
Ratings:TV-PG
Feature Run Time: Approx. 287 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages:English, French & Spanish
Subtitles:English, French & Spanish

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions has hit on Blu-ray. You can buy it now. I really think you should. First, I think as fans of the Clone War era, we need to let the powers that be know we want content set in this era and content with these characters from this series. You also should own this set because if you’re reading this, you probably own the last five sets and the feature film on Blu-ray too. I don’t feel like I need to convince you to watch this season as you’ve probably already watched it on Netflix. So why buy?

The fact of the matter is that watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions on Blu-ray is the best way to experience these important story arcs that really round out and top off the prequel era of the saga. The aspect ratio and bit-rate is enough reason alone for hardcore Star Wars fans to put this in their collections. But what about the extras?

The previous incarnations of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Blu-ray were released with “Jedi Temple Archives.” These extras gave us insight into character models, concept art, Easter eggs, and interesting video clips. Well, that’s not here on this set. They totally skimped on that. With the series axed and tons of concept art they could have shown us, we get nothing here. That really cool Darth Bane closer look you were hoping to get? Don’t count on it. It isn’t here.

So what do we get for extras? The story reels. The 4 part arc we recently saw on StarWars.com is available here. It is awesome that we get to watch it on the television instead of a website. I found it more immersive this way and after a few short moments, I might as well have been watching an episode of the show without the stunning visuals. The voice actors kick so much butt here that they make it work for the viewer. However, we just saw this on the website and that kind of took the wind out of the sails of this release for me.

The documentary is a must see for any fan of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Lucasfilm. I don’t want to ruin anything from it as it features some really heartwarming moments revolving around Lucasfilm’s version of “Festivus” for their holiday party. It also features some more heartbreaking moments like Joel Aaron’s photos of employees on their last day. The documentary is only 15 minutes long but it packs a punch. I honestly wish this documentary was an hour or more. But we have here is very powerful.

Experience Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions in the highest quality possible on Blu-ray. I can’t recommend the content enough. The extras they gave us are awesome. The set is seriously lacking in extra content however. This could be the last release see from the series for a very long time and it is disappointing we didn’t get a little more on the extras side of things.

Disney, if you’re listening, we will buy and want more Star Wars: The Clone Wars as soon as possible!

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