Due to the immense interest in this Blu-ray release, on the day of the official announcement www.maythe4th.starwars.com crashed when millions of fans flocked online to get a taster of what’s to come. But ‘afraid be not now’ as Master Yoda might say, the site is now fully functional once more.
Alongside stunning box art and a disc-by-disc breakdown of the bonus content, it was also confirmed that visitors to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con convention will get an exclusive first look at some of the collection’s extensive special features.
The colossal nine-disc collection will feature over 40 hours of extra footage, including never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives. Discs 1-6 include each feature film accompanied by extensive audio commentary options and interviews with both cast and crew. Discs 7-9 are where the bonus features really take off. A plethora of deleted, extended and alternate scenes are included alongside features on the props, set designs and costume developments hosted by none other than C-3PO, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker himself. Documentaries examining the cultural impact of the films, the never-ending fan base, the spoofs, the special effects and additional insight into the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry are all laid out for audiences to enjoy.
We’ll continue to keep you posted on any further details, but for now a full breakdown of what to expect can be found here.