‘Star Wars’ on Blu-ray Coming Fall 2011

George Lucas himself announced the news at Star Wars Celebration V.
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‘Star Wars’ on Blu-ray Coming Fall 2011

All six Star Wars films are coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011 Filmmaker George Lucas announced at Star Wars Celebration V that all of the Star Wars films were finally being released on Blu-ray in the Fall of 2011, according to IGN UK.

"I wish I could say it's coming out this year, but it's coming out next year," Lucas told the crowd at the San Francisco event.

The filmmaker also talked about what kinds of bonus features would be included on the new BD discs.

"They'll be different kinds of additional material," adding, "I think you've seen enough behind the scenes [material] for a lifetime. There's some really good material that will be included in there, [including] more deleted scenes that you haven't seen yet."

He also indicated that these new deleted scenes won't be edited into the actual films, being kept separate on the special features. LucasFilm also just issued an official press release announcing these new Blu-rays, which you can read below.

Today at Star Wars Celebration V, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that the complete Star Wars Saga will come to Blu-ray Disc with a worldwide release in Fall 2011. The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive special features - including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.

"Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home - in pristine high definition," said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. "The films have never looked or sounded better."

About Star Wars Celebration V

Featuring celebrities, costumes, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and much, much more, Star Wars Celebration V is THE official Lucasfilm convention - and the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy! Taking place in Orlando, FL from August 12-15, Star Wars Celebration V commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on this new Star Wars Blu-ray set, which will include Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, as soon as we have more information.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released May 25th, 1977.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released May 25th, 1983.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released May 19th, 1999.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was released May 16th, 2002.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was released May 19th, 2005.

Sources: LucasFilm, IGN UK

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  • MasterKyleKatarn • 4 years ago

    This is just more money making bull**** and a gimmick. I just want Star Wars: Episode VII,VIII,IX and the,"Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy." Just make the final trilogy. George promised 9 films of the Skywalker family not just about Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. George in 1980 and 1983 with Rolling Stones Magazine,"There essentially 9 films in total or 3 trilogies." He mentioned something similar to Time magazine in 1980 too. F*** 3D conversion. F*** Star Wars: The Clone Wars kiddy, bull****. It's time to make Episode 7,8,9. End the saga and properly and bring,"Balance of the Force" in Episode IX by Luke Skywalker. 9 films, 3 trilogies, or,"Trilogy of Trilogies in total. Show the Yuuzhan Vong wars.

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    • brian • 5 years ago

      @moviegeek that doesn't mean dumb down the pristine technology of HD, that means get better CGI, studios! Don't support sh*tty movies with sh*tty CGI. Plain and simple. Blu-ray rules!

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      • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

        Fuuuucking whatever.

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        • billyboy • 5 years ago

          I'll wait for the 3D versions. Then the holographic and virtual reality versions.

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          • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

            EPIC!

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            • Fry-3000 • 5 years ago

              bout time

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              • moviegeek • 5 years ago

                I don't like Blu-Ray. It makes movies look almost like they were shot with a home video camera. It works on some movies like Avatar and Lord of the Rings. It doesn't for movies without a ton of CGI. I would watch the newest 3 Star Wars on Blu-Ray. Not the original 3.

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                • girishman • 5 years ago

                  I agree with @incmob if it's done right and they put the effort into the sound and picture, then year I would watch it :)

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                  • emmytt • 5 years ago

                    @superman81 that would be cool if we saw more of Darth Vaders attack on the Jedi temple

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                    • superman81 • 5 years ago

                      Finally........the greatest film series of all time has come........to Blu-Ray!!! (my Rock impersonation)

                      im glad they arent adding alot of behind the scenes stuff and im looking forward to the extra deleted scenes. Maybe we can get some extra Vader footage from Ep.3 Revenge of the Sith

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                      • diaigma • 5 years ago

                        I'm fine with my DVDs for now, thanks.

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                        • avian005 • 5 years ago

                          @ejk1

                          LMAO'd

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                          • incmob • 5 years ago

                            LMAO @ejk1.... nice! luckily though i am sure spielberg would definately have some say over that... although he did allow the whole tarzan swinging LeBeouf with monkeys in KOTCS :(

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                            • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                              I would at least like the original ending of Return of the Jedi added, but since Lucas has such a man-crush on Hayden Christensen, I highly doubt we'll ever see the original. So, I guess that means I'm stuck with the special editions. Fine, whatever Lucas. Just don't add five minutes to the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark where we see Karen Allen giving birth to a baby with Shia LeBeouf's face.

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                              • incmob • 5 years ago

                                first off, most of the double dipping is done by 20th century fox, i agree Buriblazing that i am tired of buying multiple sets, in fact i didnt even bother with the last repackage of the old and new trilogies, and did not even bother with lord of the rings on blu ray, because i am patient enough for the extended versions. But... if this is done right, and is remastered as they say with optimum sound and picture, then it will be a great treat for alot of star wars fans, especially seeing the old trilogy in 1080p. I am seriously looking forward to this, it is about time something came out about it too.

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                                • emmytt • 5 years ago

                                  defiantly buying those on Blue Ray

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                                  • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                                    This is a must have.

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                                    • slikk66 • 5 years ago

                                      HOW HARD IS THAT TO UNDERSTAND

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                                      • slikk66 • 5 years ago

                                        I JUST WANT THE ORIGINAL F*CKING VERSION AS IT WAS IN 1977, F*CK!

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                                        • avian005 • 5 years ago

                                          Yes! This will be the best Blu-ray set to buy next year! Along with Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 3 as well.

                                          @Buriblazing

                                          Oh no...someone trying to make money, the horror. Also, learn to spell, be mature, and stop being an idiot. Thank you, good bye!

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