Star Wars Films on Their Way to Blu-Ray

Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy

Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy

It may not be the most suprising news ever but according to IGN George Lucas’ team are officially working on giving the two STAR WARS trilogies the Blu-Ray treatment. At the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm ‘Director of Fan Relations’, updated the masses on the progress of the inevitable Blu-Ray releases:

“We have been at work for a couple of years working on—I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff—but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures”.

Although the ’sudden discovery’ of these new special features smacks of cash grabbing (I don’t believe for a second that these will be the last they uncover) it’s good to know the films are definitely on their way to HD glory.

There’s no official release date yet but The Digital Bits say they’ve got insider information that the disks will hit shelves in October 2011.

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Dennis Routledge Tizzard

Dennis Routledge Tizzard is a Film Studies graduate just starting out in the field of online film journalism. He maintains a blog for reviews of recent film releases, writes a weekly feature called 'The Art of Film Advertising' for The 405 and regularly contributes news articles and reviews for Cinefantastique Online.

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