At this year’s Star Wars Celebration V, George Lucas himself was on hand to announce that the entire Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray in Fall 2011. Here’s what you can expect from the box set:
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.
In an interview with The New York Times, Lucas said that the first three original Star Wars films (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi) included in the Blu-ray box set will be the re-released special edition versions of the films that were digitally restored a number of years back. To release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray would be too costly, Lucas explained. Feeling down about this last bit of news? Well I have just the thing to cheer you up again. Sitting after the break is a “missing lightsaber scene” from Return of the Jedi!
The press release (also after the break) does not specify price, a hard release date, and if movies will be available to purchase individually on Blu-ray.