You knew it was coming someday, but now the release of the entire Star Wars saga to Blu-ray is official via Baron Papanoida at the Celebration V event in Orlando, Florida. Host Jon Stewart asked the Baron fan submitted questions, and aside from how big are Aayla Secura’s hoots, the question of Star Wars to Blu-ray was the most frequent. B-Pappy says it will hit stores at a yet-to-be-announced date in Fall 2011.
The set will have all six movies and a buttload of special features, including many deleted scenes Star Wars fans have only heard rumored. One such scene from Return of the Jedi was introduced by a bloated and wrinkly Mark Hamill, that of Luke Skywalker building his green lightsaber and stashing it in R2-D2 before he heads out to lay waste to Jabba the Hutt’s stronghold and fleet of rusty sailboats. For a full list of scenes you may or may not see on the Blu-ray versions of Star Wars, follow this link to Wookieepedia.
Obviously, despite my hatred for Lucas, I’m buying this set. Here’s a question: What do you think the retail price will be? Lord of the Rings was $79, I believe, so I can’t see this being priced less than $149. I better start saving my Republic credits so come 2011 I’m not getting fisted by Kit Fisto’s special force shocker he previously only used for Jedi Conehead.
PS – While you save your hard earned cash, enjoy this little clip from Robot Chicken. One of my favorite of their Star Wars spoofs.