Posted Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The third season of the hit Cartoon Network animated series is headed to high-definition this fall.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers/LucasFilm will be bringing 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Three' to Blu-ray on October 18.
"In our third season, we told stories we couldn't have imagined when we first started making the show," says Supervising Director Dave Filoni. "George expects the best, every week, so we keep raising the bar. Everything's gotten better. This series is for everyone that's ever wondered what went on during this period, and we're exploring it all. Sorcery, the Force and even Darth Maul's origins. We are doing things that just wouldn't have been possible before, and the animation is up to the challenge of bringing the layered Star Wars galaxy to life. And it looks spectacular in high-definition."
The 3-disc Blu-ray set will feature 1080p video, a DTS 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Creating Kamino, Hutts and the Underworld, Witches and Monsters, Secrets of Mortis, and Chewbacca Returns.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray is - The Jedi Temple Archives: An extensive database exploring special effects footage, early concept art, 3D character and object turnarounds, early animation and more than 30 deleted/extended scenes. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $59.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season Three' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 18.
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