George Lucas Announces Star Wars On Blu-Ray
Attention, Star Wars fans: George Lucas made some pretty thrilling announcements at the recent Star Wars Celebration V, the official convention for anything and everything Star Wars-related.
Next year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the first-ever Star Wars installment, Episode IV: A New Hope. According to Lucas, 2011 will also see a special milestone for the legendary films: in the fall, all six Star Wars films will make their Blu-ray disc debut.
But wait, that’s not all! Mashable reports that the box set will include the Special Edition remastered version of the original trilogy. In regards to the new high-definition release, Engadget posted a press release revealing that the new discs will feature documentaries, interviews, outtakes, deleted scenes and other exclusive footage.
If the thought of waiting so long for one of the holiest grails in all of nerd-dom drives you nuts, we’re sorry to report that you can’t even find a taste of what to expect on the internet. A new, deleted scene from Return of the Jedi that was recently readily available on YouTube has since been removed. Seems as though LucasFilms is simply too strong a force (see what we did there?) to reckon with. Sorry, jedis.
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