Star Wars Saga finally available on Blu-ray Disc next autumn

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Star Wars imageIts official‚Ķ a box set of all six Special Edition Star Wars films will arrive in full Blu-ray glory next autumn. At the Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando last week George Lucas said “Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home” adding: “The films have never looked or sounded better”.

Lucas set tongues wagging when he indicated that the Blu-ray box set would feature documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives, a specially created audio track and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.

Also confirmed for the Blu-ray box set is a long-lost deleted scene from Return of the Jedi which depicts Luke Skywalker assembling his new, green-bladed lightsaber prior to infiltrating Jabba the Hutt’s palace. After completing the Jedi weapon, Luke stashes it in R2-D2’s dome. What makes the deleted clip so remarkable is that it made it all the way to postproduction before it was cut, so it is a rare example of a deleted scene with completed visual effects and music.

Although the Blu-ray box set won’t be available until next autumn, for most Star Wars fans however simply being able to view the whole series in high definition will be enough to keep them going through the cold winter months ahead.

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