Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by Angie Han
George Lucas‘ changes to the Star Wars Blu-ray set have drawn some ire as of late, but let’s be real — these things are still gonna sell like hotcakes. While Lucas’ alterations really will turn off some of his fans, it’s probably a safe bet that many more will shell out for them anyway, even if they’re grumbling as they do so. With that in mind, here are six ads for the Blu-ray that try to put you in a more positive state of mind about the updated releases.
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Most of us are aware that the entire Star Wars saga is going to be available on Blu-ray come September 16. We also know that the films on these discs will be the Special Editions, not the original versions, meaning Greedo still shoots first, Jabba still appears two films too early and a bunch of aliens still sing “Jedi Rocks.” However, with the films being updated for Blu-ray, The Digital Bits is reporting that several other, minor, changes have been made to the films creating yet another evolution of the saga. George Lucas‘ insistence to continually change these films directly results in the consumer’s proclivity to buying them, so is this really a surprise? Read about the good, and the bad, below. Read More »
Not that it ever really went away, but we’re about to get another big dose of Star Wars. Star Wars: The Complete Saga is coming to Blu-ray on September 16 and the marketing blitz will soon begin and continue right through the holidays. Then, once that’s over, the first (and maybe final) Star Wars 3D film will be ready to hit theaters when Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in 3D on February 10. Today brings news on both of those fronts. Yahoo has released a new trailer for the Blu-ray set and Bleeding Cool has the latest on the 3D conversion. Watch and read the updates after the jump. Read More »
Update: Cover art for the three sets have been added.
Lucasfilm’s impressive streak of disappointment continues today as they’ve officially announced the special features for the September 12 Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga. The nine-disc set, which features all six movies in the series, actually has a number of reportedly brand new features including individual archive discs dedicated to each trilogy and several new feature length documentaries. Sounds great, right? Well, the set also contains a lot of material from previous releases and is missing several great features from those same releases. Finally – not that we were expecting anything else, but dare to dream – the upcoming box contains strictly the special editions of the original trilogy. Read the full press release and list of special features after the jump. Read More »