Yoda Goes CGI in 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' on Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM PDT by

George Lucas seems to be tinkering with his films yet again, though this time may be for the better.

As previously reported, 20th Century Fox official announced that all of George Lucas' 'Star Wars' movies are coming to Blu-ray on September 16.

There will be three different releases, with the major one being a mega 9-disc set 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' (including all six films) for a suggested list price of $139.99, as well as 'Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy' and 'Star Wars: Original Trilogy' -- 3-disc sets with a suggested list price of $69.99.

The folks over at TheHDRoom have reported that LucasFilm and ILM have made a few surprise "tweaks" to the 'Star Wars' films for their Blu-ray release, the main one being an all-CGI Yoda replacing the ugly (and downright creepy-looking) Muppet used in the first prequel.

The side-by-side comparison below shows new Yoda (left) and dirty old man Yoda (right):

You can find the latest specs for 'Star Wars: The Complete Saga,' 'Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy,' and 'Star Wars: Original Trilogy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 16.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-ray)
Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Star Wars: Original Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Tags: George Lucas, 20th Century Fox (all tags)