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Star Wars Blu-Ray Information Unveiled

— by ADAM POYNTER —

With the “Star Wars” saga, the world and characters created by director George Lucas have captivated audiences for more than 30 years.

Ever since it was announced a few months ago that the complete six-movie saga would finally be released onto Blu-Ray Sept. 12 internationally and Sept. 16 in the United States, anticipation has been growing. Well, May 4 has become the unofficial Star Wars day — “May the 4th be with you” — and as of this morning, the official site http://maythe4th.starwars.com/ went live and we were told that “all would be revealed.”

Here is the catch, the site’s video feed is slowly unlocking more and more content, but you have to click a link to share the site on your various social networking sites (i.e. Facebook and Twitter). As the video feed is unlocked, more pictures, artwork and graphics are revealed. At the time of this article, the site said it was 70 percent unlocked.

These classic films on Blu-ray will be available to buy in three sets — The Original Trilogy, The Prequel Trilogy and The Complete Saga.

All three sets are available for preorder on www.amazon.com and as always you have the price guarantee; if the price drops at all between when you pre-ordered the set and its release date, then you receive a refund for the price difference.

Below we have all of the details listed for the full saga box set and all of its special features. It will include an unprecedented 40-plus hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.


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.

So will you re-buy the Blu-Rays even though you might already have the DVDs? Let us know what you think in the comment section.


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6 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Hal9000 #
    1

    If they want to convince fans to buy the Special Editions again they should at least offer special features equal to those on the DVD releases. These blu ray features are pretty weak.

  2. moviefan #
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    Some cool stuff but wish they woould add everything from the vaults for the set.

  3. H Solo #
    3

    I may complain, but it’s not like I won’t buy it.

  4. Andrea #
    4

    Wow, how can u guys complain? With more then forty hours of spec feats and you are still not satisfied? Isn’t that more then the Lord of the Rings special editions?

  5. Hal9000 #
    5

    Andrea: Most of these special features have already been released in past editions.

  6. Jackson #
    6

    I’m really on the fence about these. I love the movies but really don’t want the special editions.



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