According to pretty much every media outlet, the complete saga will now be hitting September 16, 2011 which is a full week earlier than previously stated. Also, the item is not exclusive to Amazon, as some of you have asked-- pre-orders are open all over the place.
As we reported earlier today, the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray and its pre-order was officially announced at CES in Las Vegas. Here is the official press release and trailer from Lucasilm. 30 hours of special features and being able to choose between all, OT, or Prequels? Not bad.
After the first announcement in August, we now have a fuller idea of what's coming on Blu-Ray in September courtesy of a new official announcement. There will be three SKUs:
1. 9-disc, 6-movie collection (SRP $140, online as low as $90)
2. 3-disc, Original Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)
3. 3-disc, Prequel Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)
Attention Lucasphiles: George Lucas' first film, THX-1138, hit the Blu-Ray format next year. Star Wars will be coming to the format in 2011, but you can get this dystopian flick right now for about $20. This is the "special edition" which, like with Star Wars, has some new scenes, new effects, and a few edits. If you've never seen the movie before, it is absolutely worth watching. I suggest really late on a Saturday night before you go to bed, because it's a pretty disturbing film.
The deleted scene shown in today's tease for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the saga has already made the jump to YouTube. Want to see Darth Vader talking to Luke through the Force, or Luke building his lightsaber? Well, we found it. Click here to see it.