As is the norm, the special features set doesn't look like a lot, but there's enough content here to satisfy any fan of the series. The usual commentary from Lucas and his crew is included. It's active, and there's nothing they don't discuss about the making of this epic. It's a nice roundtable discussion.
Within a Minute is the long, extensive documentary this time, showing audiences what it took to create the less-than-a-minute battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan. This is a nearly hour and a half look at a minute of film. It's a great insight into what it takes to bring these films to life.
It's All for Real is 11 minutes, focusing on the stunts. It looks at both the training Christensen and McGregor underwent for the final battle and the stunt doubles that took over at certain points. The Chosen One delves into Darth Vader lore, how he came to be, and who he really is. There's some great behind-the-scenes footage of Lucas coaching Christensen on set, and some nice personal thoughts on who Vader is.
There's an extensive amount of deleted scenes, some finished and some not. Each comes with an introduction on where it would have gone and why it's no longer there. Fifteen web documentaries are standard fare now for the prequel DVDs, each premiering on the internet and focusing on a specific portion of the process. They vary in length, and offer a better look at other sequences not shown in the main documentary.
Finally, it's down to a Battlefront II Xbox demo, a slew of trailers, and still shots. The stills gallery is well worth going through, the captions offering some needed humor and glimpses of deleted scenes. The entire presentation is par for prequel discs, but easily above a standard special edition. (****)
There's something funny about Star Wars fans. It will show through when sales numbers are released for this final chapter, just as if it did for the previous two. They complain, they whine, and they claim to hate these new entries, yet these always end up being the hottest selling discs for a solid month after release. Who are these people that claim to disown this prequel trilogy? Closet fans.