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:
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.
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.