New Blu-ray and DVD covers for the Star Wars films mess up the color of Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. The popular fantasy series started by George Lucas in 1977 is ongoing, with the final film in the Skywalker Saga slated to hit theaters this December. Before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters however, many people will likely rewatch all of the movies in the Star Wars franchise.
Star Wars first came to VHS back in 1982, but it was only as a rental. A few years later when more people had access to VCRs, the film was rereleased for the consumer market. Since then there have been several rereleases of the Star Wars movies, most of which change small elements of the film. Whether it be an upgraded audio track or the addition of CGI, Lucas would constantly make changes to the films and call them "special editions." The 2011 Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga took this to the extreme, with more alterations to the Star Wars films than ever before. Now, it looks like fans will get a chance to once again collect a new set of Star Wars DVDs and Blu-rays, but one of the covers has a small mistake.
First reported by SuperHeroHype, the box art for the new set of Star Wars Blu-rays and DVDs has been released, but on the cover for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Anakin has a red lightsaber instead of a blue one. As fans may remember, Anakin never wielded a red lightsaber until he decapitated Count Dooku at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. As for the actual movies themselves, there aren't reported to be anything extra on either format, with the only real difference being that the Blu-rays will include a digital copy of the movie. All 10 of the new Blu-ray covers for the Star Wars films can be seen below:
While fans will be able to repurchase the same films with different covers, some will likely save up for a Blu-ray collection that has the unaltered versions of the original trilogy. Fans have been requesting this for years since some of the changes in the rereleases are painfully obvious. That being said, as of right now, there are no plans for Disney to rerelease the unaltered cuts of Star Wars.
Even though many people will enjoy seeing the new box art for the Star Wars films, Anakin wielding a red lightsaber on the Attack of the Clones cover is one of those mistakes that just can't be unseen. A similar mistake happened when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was first released, with the TIE Fighters' lasers being the wrong color. Even with this error, it probably won't stop collectors from buying these new Star Wars Blu-rays just to have the new box art.
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