Frequent readers of AATM know that I absolutely, unequivocally love Star Wars, but that I also derive great pleasure in mocking the craptastic prequel trilogy and George Lucas’ hungry wallet (made of rancor leather, no less) and equally ravenous ego that turned my childhood memories from monolithic Star Destroyers chasing the Millennium Falcon through asteroids, Luke’s hand getting whacked off by Darth Vader, and Lando Calrissian disco dancing with Ewoks, to petulant little midi-chlorian-filled brats asking strangers if they’re angels, supposed bad-ass Jedi warriors getting their man coots handed to them by mass-produced clone troopers, and Yoda, the greatest Jedi of all, running away from the Emperor in his little brown pajamas and retiring to go bat-shit crazy on Dagobah.
Yet, with all the anger I posses, like the little beeotch I am, I will buy the entire saga on Blu-ray when it hits stores this September for, if you pre-order on Amazon.com, roughly $89. For that price you get all six movies in hi-def, plus 30 hours of special features, including deleted and alternate scenes. If you dry-heave at the thought of buying the prequel trilogy, you will be able to buy each trilogy individually and those three-movie sets will run roughly $44 (on Amazon.com).
As I said before, I will buy this without even thinking. What about you? Will you save your cash, or will Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray grace your entertainment library come September 2011.