George Lucas has confirmed that all six films will be coming to Blu-ray in a boxed set in the fall of next year!
At Celebration V in Orlando, Lucas announced that the 'Star Wars Collection' is finally in the works for Blu-ray.
"Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home – in pristine high definition," said George Lucas. "The films have never looked or sounded better."
In an interview with the New York Times, Lucas states, "We've been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it." He further adds that the original three films will be the 1997 special edition versions, "You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally. It's a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version."
Specs and a release date have not been set yet, but supplements will include documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, retrospectives, never-before-seen LucasFilm archives material, and much more.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
You can find the latest specs for 'Star Wars Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under PENDING.
Special thanks to forum members Jack Lilburn and William McClelland for sending in the tip!
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
- Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray)