Star Wars Saga Blu-ray Release Date, Pricing & Package Deals

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Sometimes I think that getting fatter is all George Lucas’ pockets know how to do. Aside from the mountain of money he’s already made off the original Star Wars trilogy and prequel trilogy, The Clone Wars animated series is still going strong, Lucas is planning on releasing the entire Star Wars Saga in 3D come 2012 – but first, Star Wars is coming to Blu-ray this year.

In September 2011, Star Wars fans everywhere will have the chance to own the entire saga on Blu-ray, the finest home video format available, meaning that geeks like myself will be shelling out YET AGAIN for a multi-volume set to go along with my VHS, Laser Disc and DVD editions.

(Seriously though, George Lucas’ pockets are morbidly obese and only getting fatter. They need a personal trainer.)

Ah yes, I sense great picture and sound quality within this one!” Many fans are going to be dishing out for the Star Wars Blu-ray set based solely on the promise of  the best viewing experience possible – and although these Blu-rays are  going to hit the market virtually pre-sold (seriously, you can start buying them right now!), it’s still good to know what kind of offerings come with the release. Today we have a little more info on the Star Wars Blu-ray release to share.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

From the latest press release:

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THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

THE MOST ANTICIPATED BLU-RAY RELEASE IN THE GALAXY IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY

The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever – the Star Wars™ Saga – emerges from light speed this September 2011. For the first time, all six of George Lucas’ epic films (Episodes I-VI) are united in one complete set. Fans worldwide are able to pre-order now with online retailers.

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Star Wars in three distinct sets to meet the needs of every Star Wars fan:

  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films
  • Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
  • Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN.  Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.

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Star Wars Blu ray Star Wars Saga Blu ray Release Date, Pricing & Package Deals

So there you have it: September 2011, Three different purchase options, 30+ hours of extras and prices ranging from $69.99 – $179.99, depending on where you live and which package you want to buy. I’m just really glad that George Lucas’ pockets haven’t gotten SO voracious that they would force us to take all six films. Personally, I can by just the original trilogy on Blu-ray and be perfectly happy.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be here this fall, as stated: best put in your pre-orders now. Hopefully the Blu-rays and 30+ hours of extras will tide you over for the next year until you once again surrender your money to the jaws of Lucas’ pockets and go see the same saga you just purchased on Blu-ray in 3D at the theater.

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  1. At least I can get the OT on BD w/o those pesky prequels. Only problem is they’re the Special (crap) Editions.

    • But from the trailer that was released, the films look AMAZING in HD.

  2. Finally I’m totally gettin the complete STAR WARS saga on Blu-ray AWESOME

  3. psyched for this, I won’t be doing the 3-d releases, 3-d gives me migraines.

    • Here, Here, I happen to be one of those that polarization doesn’t work for. (no 3-D for me) All I get is a headache, never get to see the so called 3-D.

  4. I’ll be getting this for the special features and the special features only. Lucas needs to listen to the fans and release the original, unaltered versions of the films. Seriously, is there ANYONE out there who actually legitimately likes the “Special” Edition more than the originals?

    I don’t want Greedo to shoot first (or, since 2004, Greedo and Han to shoot at the exact same moment). I don’t want Greedo to shoot at all.

    I don’t want crappy CGI Jabba slowing down the pace and saying nothing Greedo didn’t already say.

    I don’t want Boba Fett’s voice redubbed by Temuera Morrison.

    I reaaally don’t want the song and dance number in Jabba’s palace.

    I reaaaaaaaaaallly don’t want Anakin’s ghost to be Hayden Christensen.

    And I DO want the original Ewok celebration song back.

    • Actually several of those things are quite good for continuity.

    • The Hayden ghost makes NO SENSE at all. If a young Anakin appeared to Luke, then a yound Obi-wan should have. Although, I did like how Boba Fett’s voice was dubbed over though. All the changes in ESB worked, but the others didn’t.

      • The scene with the Emperor in ESB is excellent.

        • Yeah, that was great. That scene actually helped that film and ROTJ. In the original version the Emperor in ESB and ROTJ look noticably different. But the special edition helped that out

          • Didn’t they use some weird combination of a monkey and an old woman to make the Emperor in the original cut of ESB?

            • I’m not sure about the monkey part, but I’m positive about it being a woman. I could just see a big difference in the character’s appearance in both films.

              • DrSam’s right, LM: Rick Baker’s wife (apparently) with chimpanzee eyes:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKtciRCVpFE

                Someone had been smoking a few that day…

                • i liked all the 6 episodes, especially the prequels because of the awesome saber fights. Ill puke if Lucas gives the old Star Wars IV (1979), the animation is awful compared to todays standards.

                  The world has moved on, Star Wars fans. I suggest you guys do the same. Hahaha. Sorry in advance.

      • nah, i think it was how they “died”
        obi-wan died old, anakin “died” young.

        • Anakin’s “death” in ROTS was just a metaphor. He didn’t really die until ROTJ. Acutally, remember he denied himself as Vader when he killed the Emperor, so he was Anakin one last brief moment.

      • nah, i think it was how they “died”
        obi-wan died old, anakin “died” young.

      • Of all the changes Lucas made the “Young Anakin” is the most unsettling. Along with the point you made my question is how does Luke even know that the person he is looking at is his father? He sees Yoda & Obi-Wan as he remembers them. At least that was what I thought. But what do I know?

      • Well, I agree the young Anakin makes no sense next to a young Obi-wan, but when I think about it long enough, I wonder if it’s because Anakin stopped being Anakin when he became Vader. So, if that’s the age Anakin “died” in a sense, then I wondered if some weird thing made that why he’s young Anakin as a ghost instead of old. But that’s the best explanation I can come up with! :/

    • “(or, since 2004, Greedo and Han to shoot at the exact same moment).”

      Dear God, did he redo it AGAIN??!?

    • The only good point in the special editions is that they fixed up things like the the transparency through the cockpit in the battle on Hoth. I wish they’d leave those obvious improvements in and take the rest out.

  5. George already has enough of my money. I will be passing on both the Blu-Rays and the 3D release. I have the original trilogy on both VHS (original versions) and DVD, plus I have the prequels on DVD. Totally not needed on BR. Actually, NONE of my DVD’s will ever be replaced with BR unless it’s damaged.

  6. This is the whole reason I shelled out for a Blu Ray player.
    The whole Saga set is only £69 and I have preordered it just now. 30 hours of extras? I’m there!

  7. why the hell is it $20 MORE Canadian?
    The Canadian dollar is worth more than the American greenback right now.

  8. you’re missing something here, like you i will only wanted to buy the original trilogy box, but here is the catch if you dont buy the 6 movies you wont get to see the 30+ hours of extras, so if your a fan youll have to pay for the big box…………… George Lucas! again! same ol’ same ol’

    • That’s our George for ya lol.

      • Gotta love him!

        • My wallet sure doesn’t lol.

        • No I don’t. He needs his fat jabba ass handed to him for the crap he is doling out and people are gobbling up like sycophants. When he puts out the orignal unedited trilogy then I will buy it. Till then he will never get another penny of my money. I supported his lying ass in the 70′s and 80′s, you all pay for the crap this time.

  9. Can’t wait. Defiantly buying the complete saga even though I don’t like the prequels all that much. Worth it though

  10. Probably safe to say Plinkett’s Red Letter Media PT reviews won’t be a part of those 30 hours…

    • Unfortunately.

  11. I will definitely be picking this up, but why so loooooong of a wait???

    • B/c Lucas wanted to see if BD would last. He did the same thing when DVD first came around. So we can expect about a few dozen BD versions of STAR WARS to come.

      • Very True. I wish I could make my own versions of the original ones. Ya know, only use the new stuff at good times. Example: I really liked the Sarlac’s mouth in the special edition. But I hated they took out ” yub nub”!!! I would leave the Empire special edition just the way it is. I actually liked everything they added in it. I would forget Jabba and Han’s scene in a New Hope, and Greedo would NOT shoot first!!!!!!!!

  12. How can people say that trailer looked “amazing”? LOL DID YOU NOT SEE THE CRAPPY SABERS CROSSED OVER THE EMPEROR’S FACE? DID YOU NOT SEE THE NUCELAR GREEN YODA? That’s the same errors that were in the 2004 edition and that’s currently on TV in HD. Why would anyone pay for the faulty re-releases of movies with all kinds of visual and audio problems?

    • B/c if you look at the picture quality in the trailer, then you’ll see why. It’s exactly what fans should be expecting from a BD release.

      • Keep excusing all the mistakes Lucas makes, it simply fuels his own bloated self image of himself. As long as you keep dropping money in his pocket he will continue to give you a flawed product and you will thank him for it.

        • Um, what? I’m not excusing anything. All I’m saying is the films look absolutely AMAZING in HD. I still go by the saying that “Blu-ray don’t make prequels great” attitude. Perhaps you should read my other comments on Lucas before shooting your mouth off.

  13. Sorry, if it’s “special (*cough* short bus)edition, then I don’t want it. Original or nothing.

  14. Greed, for a lack of a better word, is good. – Gordon Gecko

    George Lucas knows how to milk it.

    • The greed is strong in you. A powerful Sith you will become.

  15. I recently watched my Star Wars IV, New Hope Limited Edition Dvd. It contains the theatrical 1977 version and the remastered version. Letterbox before it was called widescreen. I found this gem used for $2.99 a few months ago,,,
    ^
    One thing that stood out besides the Greedo shooting first, was that adding the additional scenes ruined the overall soundtrack cues that make the original film flow.

    I didn’t notice this until watching the remastered and then the original back to back.

    Also,,,
    I really hated the Hayden ghost at the end of Jedi, what a kick in the face!

    I could totally see that happening if Tom Cruise was cast as Anaken, but Hayden was an unknown??? Wtfh!?

    Kick in the face!!!

  16. Heck yeah! I am excited to see if the actual BD’s are oversaturated or go back to the original color timing.

    I am also excited to see if they redid the CGI in Phantom Menace so that it does not look like it was rendered on a Commodore Amiga.

    Any word on whether the original edits would be part of the additional goodies.

  17. helll yh blue ray star wars is ftw

  18. I just like to watch the originals. I’m kind of concerned though. I’ve heard old movies don’t look as good in the new high definition Blu-rays. That would be sad. People don’t look like high definition. Not in real life anyway.

  19. Very glad that I can buy just the original trilogy. I don’t like the prequels at all. They were just terrible movies with no redeeming value. Look up the RedLetterMedia reviews for why the prequels shouldn’t be released on any format at all.

  20. IM BIG FAN OF THE STAR WARS MOVIES AND EXCITED THAT THE COMPLETE SAGA BLU RAY 1080P HD BOX SET EDITION 9 DISC EPISODE(I-VI) AND WITH 3 BONUS DISC 30+ HOURS OF EXTRAS WILL BE RELASES IN SEPTEMBER 20TH 2011 I’LL BE GETING THIS FOR SURE. IT WILL HAVE BETTER PICTURE QULITY THEN 2005-2008 ADYWAN VERISONS AND WILL BE THE MOST ANTICIPATED SEPTEMBER 2011 BOX SET MOVIE OF ALL TIME. ALSO WILL THE THE MUST BUY FOR ANY FAN OF THE SAGA.

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