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Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars™ with your whole family – when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 12 internationally and on September 16 in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.

Special Features:

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY is presented in widescreen with 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Special features include:

  • DISC ONE – STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC TWO – STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC THREE – STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC FOUR – STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC FIVE – STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC SIX – STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • DISC SEVEN – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES I-III
    • Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more
  • DISC EIGHT – NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES IV-VI
    • Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more
  • DISC NINE – THE STAR WARS DOCUMENTARIES
    • NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) – Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures...these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.
    • NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) – George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time.
    • NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) – The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more — and don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!
    • The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) – Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
    • The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!
    • Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) – Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.
    • Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) – See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.
    • Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) – Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.

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Aug 14 10 3:20 PM

I was really praying these wouldn't be lame movie-only BR's, ala Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I'm so amped after reading that.


My inner geek is just very excited to see this

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Aug 15 10 5:59 AM

SinnerP wrote:
^ Looks like you found it...

I just hope we get to choose OG or Special Edition for IV, V & VI.

You won't.

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Plus about 500 more 's.


Mr. Lucas said the versions of the first three “Star Wars” films – “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” – included in the Blu-ray boxed set will be the special-edition releases that were shown theatrically in 1997 and digitally restored for a 2004 standard-definition DVD boxed set.

Perhaps bracing for the reactions of fans who decried some of the changes made to the special-edition films – like, say, an exchange of gunfire between Han Solo and a certain green-skinned bounty hunter – Mr. Lucas said that to release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray was “kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good.”

“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “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.”


Very upsetting to me, I waited a few years for this to come out, I wait and not buy the theatrical cuts on DVD, hoping to have a nice compact set for BR, but no, Lucas can never go all out on a home-release. Of course he has to hold back. If he really wanted to treat the fans, he'd include the theatrical cuts. Who cares. Don't even have to upgrade them and restore them, screw the restoration process, a lot of special features on BR's are 480 definition, but no, we have to be stuck with our DVD theatrical cuts.


Link to the article: http://artsbeat.blogs.nyt...ng-to-blu-ray-next-year/


Still very excited about the BR though!

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Aug 15 10 11:33 AM

JapanAir21 wrote:

Very upsetting to me, I waited a few years for this to come out, I wait and not buy the theatrical cuts on DVD, hoping to have a nice compact set for BR, but no, Lucas can never go all out on a home-release. Of course he has to hold back. If he really wanted to treat the fans, he'd include the theatrical cuts. Who cares. Don't even have to upgrade them and restore them, screw the restoration process, a lot of special features on BR's are 480 definition, but no, we have to be stuck with our DVD theatrical cuts.

Link to the article: http://artsbeat.blogs.nyt...ng-to-blu-ray-next-year/

Still very excited about the BR though!

Argh damn.  Oh well.  

It was a damn shame they didn't do a proper restoration in the first place.  My DVD set that included the OG version was in 4:3 letterbox, which was very disappointing.  At least I still have my laserdiscs... Definitive Collection 

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Jan 6 11 3:45 PM

New updates...


The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever -- the Star Wars Saga -- emerges from light speed this September 2011. For the first time, all six of George Lucas' epic films (Episodes I-VI) are united in one complete set. Fans worldwide are able to pre-order now with online retailers.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Star Wars in three distinct sets to meet the needs of every Star Wars fan:

  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films)
  • Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
  • Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and theStar Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.

Flanked by a legion of his finest Imperial stormtroopers, Darth Vader himself joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to announce the release, vowing "The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor."

"The Star Wars Saga is the most anticipated Blu-ray collection since the launch of the high-def format," Dunn said. "The epic franchise pioneered sound and visual presentation in theaters and is perfectly suited to do it again in the home, with a viewing experience only possible with Blu-ray."

"With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete Saga from start to finish," said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing, Online, Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. "And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible."

"The Star Wars franchise has been the most anticipated Blu-ray release by Amazon's customers," said Bill Carr, Vice President of Music and Video at Amazon.com. "We think that Star Wars will be incredibly popular with our customers, and we expect pre-orders to be very strong."

Pre-order Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets at Amazon.com today!

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Jan 6 11 3:54 PM

JapanAir21 wrote:
SinnerP wrote:
^ Looks like you found it...

I just hope we get to choose OG or Special Edition for IV, V & VI.

You won't.

.

Plus about 500 more 's.


Mr. Lucas said the versions of the first three “Star Wars” films – “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” – included in the Blu-ray boxed set will be the special-edition releases that were shown theatrically in 1997 and digitally restored for a 2004 standard-definition DVD boxed set.

Perhaps bracing for the reactions of fans who decried some of the changes made to the special-edition films – like, say, an exchange of gunfire between Han Solo and a certain green-skinned bounty hunter – Mr. Lucas said that to release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray was “kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good.”

“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “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.”


Very upsetting to me, I waited a few years for this to come out, I wait and not buy the theatrical cuts on DVD, hoping to have a nice compact set for BR, but no, Lucas can never go all out on a home-release. Of course he has to hold back. If he really wanted to treat the fans, he'd include the theatrical cuts. Who cares. Don't even have to upgrade them and restore them, screw the restoration process, a lot of special features on BR's are 480 definition, but no, we have to be stuck with our DVD theatrical cuts.


Link to the article: http://artsbeat.blogs.nyt...ng-to-blu-ray-next-year/


Still very excited about the BR though!

This is why i've always been LOTR>star wars. Lucas acts like he doesn't make enough cake to restore his own original movies for his fans. Peter Jackson on the other hand came out with 1 extended 4 hour cut of each lotr movie and called it a day. I don't at all feel satisfied with the BR set. Since i know that with the new trilogy Lucas shot even more scenes and will probably give it the same treatment as the old ones, by then a whole new standard of viewing movies on a disc better than BR will be invented, i mean you guys do realize he's also re-releasing the entire trilogy in 3D right
ima be atleast 40 before i even decide to cop a star wars movie

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Jan 6 11 4:37 PM

It's up on Amazon for pre-order for 90 bucks.

It'll go lower eventually, but that's a great day-one price for a 9-disc set.

10 bucks a disc ain't bad at all.

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Jan 7 11 1:13 AM

As a Star Wars fan, I really should get the 6-movie pack, but will probably end up just watching the original trilogy... hmmm. Still, its a good deal.

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