‘Star Wars’ on Blu-ray Coming Fall 2011

George Lucas himself announced the news at Star Wars Celebration V.
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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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