May the Force be with you.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
— 35th Anniversary release —
From speculation of a Blu-ray release from a little over a year ago (2009 Comic Con rumours), George Lucas today has confirmed the following...
For the first time ever,
...the FORCE will be with you on Blu-ray!
Highly anticipated Complete STAR WARS™ Saga readied for High Definition Blu-ray debut...
San Francisco (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando Florida, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that the Complete STAR WARS Saga will come to Blu-ray Disc with a worldwide release in Fall 2011.
The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive special features – including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.
"Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home – in pristine high definition," said George Lucas, creator of the STAR WARS Saga. "The films have never looked or sounded better."
—> George Lucas on making STAR WARS:
"It helps to be nuts." (from Cnet.com - includes a Photo Gallery at the Orlando Star Wars V Celebration)
—> STAR WARS Fever invades Orlando (Photo Gallery #2) (from Cnet.com)
—> STAR WARS Films Coming to Blu-ray Next Year (from NYTimes.com - with more information from George Lucas)
—> View Rare STAR WARS Production Photos (Awesome! - from UniqueScoop)
About STAR WARS CELEBRATION V
Featuring celebrities, costumes, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and much, much more, Star Wars Celebration V is THE official Lucasfilm convention - and the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy! Taking place in Orlando, FL from August 12-15, Star Wars Celebration V commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
STAR WARS Original Trilogy VHS Trailer (1:24)
STAR WARS Trilogy Special Edition 1997 Trailer (2:09)
STAR WARS Episode IV REVISITED Trailer (1:57)
STAR WARS Theme Song by John Williams (2:12)
The Original Classic Trilogy
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox present the eagerly awaited STAR WARS TRILOGY for the ultimate home entertainment format.
Continue the Star Wars saga where Episodes III: Revenge Of The Sith leaves off. Now, nineteen years after Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side and transforms into evil Darth Vader, his son Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle against the evil Empire. Follow the story as the heroes Luke and Leia and an unforgettable cast of characters, including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, lead the Rebellion to bring balance back to the force.
Episode IV: A New Hope
The Jedi Knights have been exterminated and the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist. A small group of Rebels have dared to fight back by stealing the secret plans to the Empire's mightiest weapon, the Death Star battle station. The Emperor's most trusted servant, Darth Vader, must find the plans, and locate the hidden Rebel base. Princess Leia, a captive Rebel leader, sends out a distress signal that is intercepted by a simple farm boy, Luke Skywalker. Seizing his destiny, Luke takes up the challenge to rescue the princess and help the Rebellion overthrow the Empire, along with such unforgettable allies as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cocky Han Solo, the loyal Chewbacca, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Three years later Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. It is a dark time for the Rebellion. After a devastating attack on their ice base on the frozen planet of Hoth, the Rebels are scattered by Imperial pursuit. Luke Skywalker seeks out the mysterious Jedi Master Yoda in the swaps of Dagobah, while Han Solo and Princess Leia outrun the Imperial fleet to the beautiful Cloud City of Bespin. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, the evil Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap. And in the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a now-terrible truth about the Skywalker legacy.
Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi
In the spectacular conclusion of the epic saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo by infiltrating the wretched stronghold of Jabba the Hutt, the galaxy's most loathsome gangster. Reunited, the Rebels team up with tribes of Ewoks to combat the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor. Meanwhile, the Emperor and Darth Vader conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, and young Skywalker is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi within his father. The Galactic Civil War culminates in the ultimate showdown, as the rebel forces gather to attack the seemingly defenseless and incomplete second Death Star in the battle that will determine the fate of the galaxy.