'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.

Three extra discs containing more than 30 hours of special features are also promised, with "never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes," sure to make fans' mouths water.

One question that hasn't been answered yet is which version of the original trilogy will be included on the discs, or if it will be more than one. There are the 1970s and '80s theatrical versions, the controversial 1997 "Special Editions," and the first 2004 DVD release, which tweaked the movies' visual effects even more.

No matter what version is released, there's little doubt that this will be one of the most popular Blu-Ray releases of the year, if not all time.

Will you buy "Star Wars" (perhaps for the second time or more) on Blu-Ray, or are you satisfied with the previous releases? Are you waiting to see if it will include the original versions? Share your view below.

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  1. Anthony

    I will buy the blu-ray set for the special features and deleted scenes as the deciding factor. I've seen the original versions, and I prefer the current versions better. The new version SFX blows away the originals hands down.

    January 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Barbie-profiled

    I like the Jedi's Power to use it in real-life!

    January 14, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. s

    Complete saga? That means the Clone wars and the 3 TV movies will be included?

    January 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob Inmo

    I will buy this in Blu Ray. Why? I own 5 of the 6 movies now – the original 3 on VHS, and Episodes 1 and 2 on DVD. My 5 and 9 year old watch these regularly, so they're starting to show their wear. We also have several on the DVR. I'm getting them to replace my current copies and clear up some space on the DVR.

    January 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. UFOclub1977

    People that joke about seeing 70's films on blu-ray because they are old amaze me with their ignorance. Star Wars was shot on 35mm film, projected on 35mm film and sometimes the print was even blown up to 70mm... That is at least as good, if not better than blu-ray's HD resolution. These new discs are basically the first time you will be able to see the films (or any other movie, no matter how old – like Gone With the Wind, or Wizard of Oz) at the type of resolution audiences saw them at on the big screen.

    But they've been showing these Star Wars films in HD on cable for a few years now. The actual HD masters are old news!

    A lot of you sure don't know what you're confidently joking about.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TJ

    I wish he would instead spend time writing Episodes 7,8 and 9 and create a continued Star Wars universe. Sorry, but you can only watch the old ones so much. A new delivery system will not make them any more entertaining in my opinion.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cate

    Should be interesting to see the special effects on blu-ray.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Milking it to Death

    For crying out loud for the money this guy has made off of Star Wars you would think he would come up with some better story's by now....

    January 10, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      That's the problem with [effectively] extending copyright forever...no new material.

      January 10, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. More Milk

    Milking the cow, I guess is the only thing Lucas can do this day in age. I don't blame him, because I would do the same.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mervyn

    This is great news, but a bit confusing, isn't the entire Saga to be re-released in 3D this year, so is the Blu-ray version gonna be that one?

    January 10, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jason Beiko

    Waiting to see which versions are included, hoping for all of them...

    January 10, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |

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