Friday, January 7, 2011

News: STAR WARS on Blu-Ray in September

It was announced yesterday by 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm that the original three Star Wars films (and the three fake Star Wars films) will be released in high-definition on the Blu-Ray format in the U.S. in September.
George Lucas's sci-fi adventures will be released in three different box sets and are available to pre-order now. The 9-disc Star Wars: The Complete Saga includes all six films, Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy contains Episodes I-III on 3 discs and Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy has Episodes IV-VI across 3 discs.

The Complete Saga features 30 hours of extensive extras, including deleted and alternate scenes and a look into the Star Wars archive.

Fox Home Entertainment president Mike Dunn said: "The Star Wars saga is the most anticipated Blu-ray collection since the launch of the high-def format.

"The epic franchise pioneered sound and visual presentation in theatres and is perfectly suited to do it again in the home, with a viewing experience only possible with Blu-ray."

Lucasfilm vice president of marketing, online, distribution Doug Yates added: "With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete saga from start to finish."
 Presumably, these are the re-worked "Special Editions" of the original trilogy, and not the theatrical editions, which means that Greedo will shoot first in HD...

Pre-Order: Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]

•  Been busy with some deadline-tight comics work this week; sorry for the lack of posts. Have a number of articles in draft form (including a couple more End of the World posts), and will polish them up and get them online as soon as I can squeeze in the time. Stay tuned!


  1. Finally! It's been a few years since I bought the Star Wars movies all over again. I was starting to think Lucas didn't want my money anymore.

    Seriously, I'm really wondering what kind of extras this set will have...

  2. Are they seriously still using that terrible dvd artwork for the new releases? I would have thought that they could come up with something new and special.

    I'm interested in the 30 hrs of bonus stuff, especially the deleted scenes, but no theatrical cuts, no deal. Think I'll hold out for a future release that will be bound to come along in a few years.

  3. You rise still higher in my esteem for the use of the word 'fake', and in bold too.

  4. As far as Star Wars go's for me, there are 3 films Star Wars,The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, despite the Ewoks ! Hated the Special Edition's, loathed the 3 prequels. So if the original cuts aren't on the Blu-ray set then I won't be buying, and if I want to watch an alternative version that's way better than the Special Edition's I watch STAR WARS:REVISITED by Adywan !!

  5. Gosh, if you'd told the 13 year old me in 1977 that at some point I'd be completely bored by Star Wars news...

    Plus, that box artwork is absolutely hideous. How about a special, fat steelbook case with the original Hildebrandt bros. Star Wars poster artwork (with sympathetic graphic design) and all three films inside in both original and spec.ed formats for a reasonable price. Go on George, you can afford to let us have that, surely?

  6. I won't give ol' George a hard time about the prequels. They were his stories that he wanted to do, so they were his to make or break. I enjoyed them for what they were. If you don't want them, then they're offering the original trilogy on Blu-ray, without the prequels. That's fair enough.

    I just wish they could go back and CGI-out all of the Ewoks and drop in some Wookiees.

  7. I just wish I could buy the extras without any of the films !!!