Yes, the Star Wars saga is getting yet another re-release, so cue any jokes about the cow milking now…but let’s face it, they make money every time. Most recently we saw the launch of the digital versions of the films, but today brings word of new blu-ray releases. The big news this time around is that they’ll finally be sold individually rather than an entire set, so you’ll be able to pick up only one or two if you want, and they’ll be coming in glorious looking steelbooks. Check out the press release for more info.
As the galaxy prepares for the next generation of Star Wars, the six epic films will each release as commemorative Blu-ray steelbooks on November 10th. These highly collectible films will be available for a limited time only and can be pre-ordered beginning August 7th. In addition, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released in newly repackaged artwork on October 13th. The announcements were made today by The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Each film from the Saga is presented with new character packaging allowing fans to choose their favorite or collect all six for a limited time. Characters include: The Phantom Menace – Darth Maul; Attack of the Clones – Yoda; Revenge of the Sith – General Grievous; A New Hope – Darth Vader; The Empire Strikes Back – Imperial Stormtrooper; and Return of the Jedi – Emperor Palpatine.
In addition to the collectible steelbook packaging, each single disc Blu-ray includes existing audio commentary with George Lucas and the film crew as well as audio commentary from archival interviews with the cast and crew.
The newly repackaged Saga includes all six feature films on Blu-ray, along with three additional discs containing more than 40 hours of previously released extensive special features.
What do you guys think? Will you be picking up these collectible steelbooks, or are you fine with the set you already have? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!