‘Star Wars’ on Blu-ray Coming Fall 2011

George Lucas himself announced the news at Star Wars Celebration V.

All six Star Wars films are coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011
All six Star Wars films are coming to Blu-ray Fall 2011
Filmmaker George Lucas announced at Star Wars Celebration V that all of the Star Wars films were finally being released on Blu-ray in the Fall of 2011, according to IGN UK.

"I wish I could say it's coming out this year, but it's coming out next year," Lucas told the crowd at the San Francisco event.

The filmmaker also talked about what kinds of bonus features would be included on the new BD discs.

"They'll be different kinds of additional material," adding, "I think you've seen enough behind the scenes [material] for a lifetime. There's some really good material that will be included in there, [including] more deleted scenes that you haven't seen yet."

He also indicated that these new deleted scenes won't be edited into the actual films, being kept separate on the special features. LucasFilm also just issued an official press release announcing these new Blu-rays, which you can read below.

Today at Star Wars Celebration V, 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."

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.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on this new Star Wars Blu-ray set, which will include Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, as soon as we have more information.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released May 25th, 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker. The film is directed by Irvin Kershner.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released May 25th, 1983 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid. The film is directed by Richard Marquand.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released May 19th, 1999 and stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Oliver Ford Davies, Hugh Quarshie. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was released May 16th, 2002 and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was released May 19th, 2005 and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Sources: LucasFilm, IGN UK
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Comments (26)

  1. MasterKyleKatarn

    This is just more money making bull**** and a gimmick. I just want Star Wars: Episode VII,VIII,IX and the,"Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy." Just make the final trilogy. George promised 9 films of the Skywalker family not just about Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. George in 1980 and 1983 with Rolling Stones Magazine,"There essentially 9 films in total or 3 trilogies." He mentioned something similar to Time magazine in 1980 too. F*** 3D conversion. F*** Star Wars: The Clone Wars kiddy, bull****. It's time to make Episode 7,8,9. End the saga and properly and bring,"Balance of the Force" in Episode IX by Luke Skywalker. 9 films, 3 trilogies, or,"Trilogy of Trilogies in total. Show the Yuuzhan Vong wars.

    4 years agoby @MasterKyleKatarnFlag

  2. Brian

    @moviegeek that doesn't mean dumb down the pristine technology of HD, that means get better CGI, studios! Don't support sh*tty movies with sh*tty CGI. Plain and simple. Blu-ray rules!

    5 years agoby @brianFlag

  3. The Soylent Green Monkey

    Fuuuucking whatever.

    5 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag

  4. Billyboy

    I'll wait for the 3D versions. Then the holographic and virtual reality versions.

    5 years agoby @billyboyFlag

  5. Fry_3000

    bout time

    5 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  6. moviegeek

    I don't like Blu-Ray. It makes movies look almost like they were shot with a home video camera. It works on some movies like Avatar and Lord of the Rings. It doesn't for movies without a ton of CGI. I would watch the newest 3 Star Wars on Blu-Ray. Not the original 3.

    5 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  7. G Irish

    I agree with @incmob if it's done right and they put the effort into the sound and picture, then year I would watch it :)

    5 years agoby @girishmanFlag

  8. Emmytt

    @superman81 that would be cool if we saw more of Darth Vaders attack on the Jedi temple

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  9. Superman81

    Finally........the greatest film series of all time has come........to Blu-Ray!!! (my Rock impersonation)
    im glad they arent adding alot of behind the scenes stuff and im looking forward to the extra deleted scenes. Maybe we can get some extra Vader footage from Ep.3 Revenge of the Sith

    5 years agoby @superman81Flag

  10. Diaigma

    I'm fine with my DVDs for now, thanks.

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. Avian



    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

  12. incmob

    LMAO @ejk1.... nice! luckily though i am sure spielberg would definately have some say over that... although he did allow the whole tarzan swinging LeBeouf with monkeys in KOTCS :(

    5 years agoby @incmobFlag

  13. ejk1

    I would at least like the original ending of Return of the Jedi added, but since Lucas has such a man-crush on Hayden Christensen, I highly doubt we'll ever see the original. So, I guess that means I'm stuck with the special editions. Fine, whatever Lucas. Just don't add five minutes to the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark where we see Karen Allen giving birth to a baby with Shia LeBeouf's face.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. incmob

    first off, most of the double dipping is done by 20th century fox, i agree Buriblazing that i am tired of buying multiple sets, in fact i didnt even bother with the last repackage of the old and new trilogies, and did not even bother with lord of the rings on blu ray, because i am patient enough for the extended versions. But... if this is done right, and is remastered as they say with optimum sound and picture, then it will be a great treat for alot of star wars fans, especially seeing the old trilogy in 1080p. I am seriously looking forward to this, it is about time something came out about it too.

    5 years agoby @incmobFlag

  15. Emmytt

    defiantly buying those on Blue Ray

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  16. ed_wood

    This is a must have.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  17. Slikk66


    5 years agoby @slikk66Flag

  18. Slikk66


    5 years agoby @slikk66Flag

  19. Avian

    Yes! This will be the best Blu-ray set to buy next year! Along with Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 3 as well.

    Oh no...someone trying to make money, the horror. Also, learn to spell, be mature, and stop being an idiot. Thank you, good bye!

    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

  20. Buriblazing

    yeah I'll just wait for the single editions when they come out george lucas is a double dipping muther f@##@# no thanks greedy bastard.

    5 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  21. Time

    This is great. Finely both the extended Lord of the Rings and the entire star wars films on blu-ray during the same year. What could beater?

    5 years agoby @arringtonFlag

  22. LuxoIII

    This DEFINITELY makes up for the live-action show being put on hold! Only problem is that Lucas says, "I think you've seen enough behind the scenes [material] for a lifetime." when we really haven't seen nearly enough.

    5 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  23. K-Man

    Yeah but what he also said, which movieweb somehow didn't mention, is that they are the special editions ONLY.....yet again.

    So, yet again, George Lucas can go f*ck himself because I am not spending another dime on this series until it is the original versions that have been restored! Spread the word, DO NOT BUY THIS BLU RAY!!!!!

    5 years agoby @k-manFlag

  24. Goodbye

    Holy sh*t.Dude I cannot wait for this.

    5 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  25. Timmy

    Nice. can't wait to buy this set for the 15th time!

    5 years agoby @timmyFlag

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