Star Wars Blu-Ray Specs & Features

Star Wars on Blu-Ray is available in three separate sets as follows:

  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films)
  • Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
  • Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy on Blu RayStar Wars: The Prequel Trilogy on Blu RayStar Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu Ray

Contents & Special Features of the 9-disc Complete Saga set:

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY is presented in widescreen with 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Special features include:

  • Disc OneStar 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 TwoStar 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 ThreeStar 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 FourStar 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 FiveStar 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 SixStar 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; concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more
  • Disc Eight – New! Star WarsArchives: Episode 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 Backin 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 Warsmovie 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 Backinto 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 Jediis 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 Billy 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 Wars1997 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.

 

Star Wars Blu-Ray Trailer

Here is the Official Trailer for the Blu-Ray Release, Enjoy ;)

Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray: Official Release Dates

North America: September 16th, 2011
International: September 12th, 2011

Star Wars is being released in 3 versions: The Complete Saga, The Original Trilogy, The Prequel Trilogy.

Next post will include list of features and what’s on each disc. Stay tuned!

Star Wars Blu-Ray Release Date

At the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo on April 17, 2010, Steve Sansweet said, “We have been at work for a couple of years working on – I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff – but a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures.” He also mentioned that, “We’re not ready to announce exactly when it’s coming out, but it won’t be in the too distant future.”

Star Wars Blu-Ray Release Date Announcement

On August 14, 2010, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars saga will be released as a Blu-ray box set in the fall of 2011. The set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films, along with extensive special features. Lucas stated that “There’s some really good material that will be included in there, more deleted scenes that you haven’t seen yet.” One of the deleted scenes will be an alternative introduction to Return of the Jedi. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, it was announced that the box sets will be released during September 2011. On May 4, 2011 (Star Wars Day), starwars.com announced that the Star Wars Blu-ray set, entitled Star Wars: The Complete Saga, release date will be September 12, 2011 internationally and on September 16, 2011 in North America.

Blu-Ray Release Date (U.S./Can.): Sept. 16th, 2011

Blu-Ray Release Date (Int’l): Sept. 12th, 2011

Stay tuned… soon to come: official trailers for the Blu-Ray release as well as content listings of the blu-ray package.

Star Wars Blu-Ray Coming Soon

With the upcoming release of the Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray I thought I would create a site to commemorate this historic occasion.

Star Wars is the most anticipated blu-ray release of all time and I’ll be with you as we wait for it’s official launch together.

Stay tuned for some reviews of the movies, details on what’s coming in the Star Wars Blu-Ray box set as well as which sets will be available.

 

In the mean time, if you just can’t wait and want to be one of the first to get your hands on it:

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