Want to dine with George Lucas?
Emma Stone in Princess Leia headwear and SU2C Yoda tee shirt.
September 21st, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Want to dine with George Lucas?

If you're upset with George Lucas over his controversial audio tweaks in this month's Blu-ray release of the complete "Star Wars" saga, you may get the chance to talk it over with him at dinner - if you save your pennies.

In celebration of all six "Star Wars" episodes being available for the first time on Blu-ray - along with a whopping 40 hours of extra content - Lucasfilm has launched an initiative to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Through Friday September 23, you can bid on one-of-a-kind "Star Wars"-related goods on eBay - including dinner with Lucas. (Francis Ford Coppola, John Lasseter, Chris Columbus and Phillip Kaufman will be there, too!) Other items for bid include a "Star Wars" edition 2012 Volkswagen Passat and over 100 collectibles.

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Latest 'Star Wars' change enrages fans
September 2nd, 2011
02:52 PM ET

Latest 'Star Wars' change enrages fans

George Lucas is messing around with “Return of the Jedi,” and fans are not happy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has added audio to one Darth Vader scene for the movie’s September Blu-ray release.

In the climatic scene where Darth Vader tosses the evil Emperor Palpatine to his death, Lucas now has him shout “No!” where before, Vader was silent.

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Han Solo, Chewbacca settle feud on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
July 29th, 2011
11:01 AM ET

Han Solo, Chewbacca settle feud on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Two feuding costars you thought you’d never hear about - Harrison Ford and Chewbacca – addressed their “rift” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week.

Ford was plugging his new flick, “Cowboys & Aliens,” when a certain furry “Star Wars” co-star stopped by his dressing room to say hello. What ensued wouldn’t be out of place on a “Real Housewives” reunion special.

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'The Great Gatsby'
March 4th, 2011
12:59 PM ET

'Star Wars' 3-D arriving in theaters February 2012

George Lucas is taking the "Star Wars" movies into a whole new galaxy, re-releasing each of the fantasy films as a 3-D spectacular.

The first of the films, "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace," is expected to arrive in theaters on February 10, 2012, reports the L.A. Times. The plan is to roll out additional 3-D conversions of the remaining five flicks each year after that.

"Phantom Menace" isn't the only big 3-D blockbuster hitting screens in 2012. According to the L.A. Times, a 3-D conversion of James Cameron's "Titanic" will sail into theaters next April, with "Conan the Barbarian," "Fright Night" and "Adventures of Tintin" arriving later in the year.

Are you excited to see "Star Wars," and all those other movies, in 3-D?

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'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' comes to Blu-Ray
January 9th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' comes to Blu-Ray

You can have your Androids and your tablets... the number one thing that fans of "Star Wars" are really excited about coming out of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the announcement that the entire "Star Wars" saga – all six films – will be on Blu-Ray in September.

Darth Vader himself made the announcement at CES in Las Vegas on Thursday, saying, "The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor."

Devotees of the saga are rejoicing on Twitter that they will soon be able to see every moment of the films in high-definition with "the highest possible picture and audio presentation," according to the press release on Starwars.com.

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'Star Wars' films being re-released in 3-D
September 29th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

'Star Wars' films being re-released in 3-D

First George Lucas took us to a galaxy far, far away, and now he's journeying into another dimension: The filmmaker is re-releasing the entire "Star Wars" saga in 3-D.

Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that plans to bring Luke Sykwalker, Darth Vader, and R2D2 into the 3-D world have been in the works for years, though Lucas held off until enough 3-D screens were available in movie theaters to make it a major event.

Industrial Light & Magic is reportedly overseeing the 3-D conversion, and, according to a statement by visual effects supervisor John Knoll obtained by Deadline.com, "We will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."

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