Star Wars Blu-Ray set for release September 12 2011

Includes 40 hours of special features

star wars blu-ray boxset

From a galaxy far, far away - California to be exact - Lucasfilm have announced the long anticipated Star Wars Blu-ray boxset...

...all 9 discs of it. The force is strong with this one.

The set will contain digitally remastered versions of all 6 films, though not included is the original trilogy as it was pre-1997, when Lucas tinkered with it prior to the release of The Phantom Menace (Han Shot first, fact fans).

The special features run at 40 hours, including documentaries, behind-the-scenes, interviews and other goodies.

Special Features as follows:

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.

The Star Wars Saga will be released on Blu-ray September 12 2011. Pre-order Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]

BUY Star Warson DVD and Blu-ray: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episode IV-VI) [Blu-ray] | Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (Episode I-III) [Blu-ray]| Star Wars - The Original Trilogy [DVD] | Star Wars - Prequel Trilogy [DVD]| Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Season 1 [DVD] | Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Season 2 [DVD]

 

Is the force strong with this one? Or another limp entry? Let us know!

Comments

    • badblokebob

      May 4th 2011, 14:22

      A list of extras I read totted up at least 3.5 hours of new documentaries. No specific mention of a lot of stuff from the previous DVDs though. Maybe when the damn site actually works...

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    • Hadouken76

      May 4th 2011, 14:42

      So basically its the ruined version with a laughable Jabba the Hutt in episode 4, thanks George. Enjoy your throne of suck!

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    • joshfranks

      May 4th 2011, 14:53

      This is very disappointing. No one wants to see an even further tampered with version of the original films. We want to see the original trilogy, in its original form, with Han shooting first, in BluRay quality. They can do whatever they want with the prequels - could even result in improving them. Maybe they can digitally remove Jar Jar.

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 4th 2011, 15:01

      He'll re-release it in a matter of months with something else added. They need to revert back to the original song at the end of Jedi as well. I don't think there is anyone else on this planet that I respect less than George Lucas. He can stick his blu ray and everything else he does in the future right up his facking a*s. Bearded fat necked t**t.

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    • Ali1748

      May 4th 2011, 20:02

      When is this hack going to release the Indianna Jones trilogy on Blu Ray ?

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    • Indianabones

      May 4th 2011, 20:15

      Also I want fetts original cold voice back! Completely ruined fett for me!

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    • GarthMarenghi

      May 5th 2011, 2:20

      Glad to see that they're including the original behind-the-scenes documentaries for the classic trilogy that I remember so well from TV as a kid, but they've left one out. Jedi got two docs (or at least, two came out around the time the film did, I think); the second one is called 'From Star Wars To Jedi - The Making Of A Saga.' Any idea why it has been left out? Seems strange given this is supposed to be a complete set, but then, we aren't getting remastered versions of the original films either...

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    • jceaser

      May 7th 2011, 1:18

      Lucas will spend the rest of his existence on this overrated c**p.

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    • pbeargrz

      Jun 8th 2011, 5:38

      Weird Al Yankovich's "Yoda", a recap of Empire Strikes Back based on the song "Lola" by the Kinks (I think) is a whole hell of a lot better than the one he did for Menace. That one should be on blue ray.

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