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This afternoon at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, George Lucas appeared on stage with Original Trilogy stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to announce that the Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray. At an unspecified date next Fall (that’s 2011), you’ll be able to buy the six movies in the most comprehensive set ever.
To make buying the same movies again for the tenth time easier to swallow, Lucasfilm is sweetening the pot by adding “never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives” to the already extensive documentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, interviews, retrospectives, and more. And of course, Blu-ray will deliver all six films in the best possible visual and audio presentation available in current technology. Until those inevitable 3D versions come along, anyway.
Personally, I’d like to see a truly comprehensive Blu-ray set that includes the infamous Christmas Special and all other minutia from the history of the saga and its impact on pop culture. That would be a must-have.