It's coming, Star Wars fans. The question is: are you ready? For the
first time ever, the Star Wars saga in its entirety will be available on
Blu-ray, the highest resolution home film format yet. It's an
announcement that fans have been waiting for, but the painful part is
waiting from now until this time next year. That's right, this amazing
set won't actually be ready for sale until Fall 2011, so you won't be
placing it on the holiday wish list for 2010.
The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will include all six films, featuring the
"highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive
special features – including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes
moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from
the Lucasfilm archives." Lucasarts aren't divulging any extra details
beyond that. We will have to wait to find out if any special edition
sets are also made available, but knowing the franchise, we're certain
there will be. Of course, you could pick up an R2-D2 edition DROID 2
next month to tide you over, but we know it's going to be a long, long
year for fans waiting to see this on Blu-ray. What's next, Star Wars box
set in 3D? We wouldn't be shocked, actually.
For the First Time Ever, the Force Will Be with You on Blu-ray! Highly Anticipated Complete Star Wars™ Saga Readied for High Definition Blu-ray Debut
SAN FRANCISCO - (Business Wire) Today at Star Wars Celebration V, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that the complete Star Wars Saga will come to Blu-ray Disc with a worldwide release in Fall 2011. The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive special features – including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.
“Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home – in pristine high definition,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. “The films have never looked or sounded better.”
ABOUT STAR WARS CELEBRATION V
Featuring celebrities, costumes, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and much, much more, Star Wars Celebration V is THE official Lucasfilm convention - and the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy! Taking place in Orlando, FL from August 12-15, Star Wars Celebration V commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.