Hey! Buy Another Version of ‘Star Wars’ to Add to Your 30 Other Editions
It’s quite possibly the most iconic film series of all time, and as we all anxiously await the continuation of that epic galactic saga this December we can’t help but look at the shelves of Star Wars laserdiscs, VHS tapes, original version DVDs and Lucas-ized version of DVDs, the special editions, the Funko toys and the action heroes and think: It’s just not enough.
I mean look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? But wouldn’t you say your collection’s incomplete?
Now The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced they are releasing commemorative Blu-ray steelbooks of the “original”—a debatable term—six films on November 10th. They are of course limited time only. Each steelbook (is this a term we’re using now?) is ordained with character covers including rather CG looking versions of Yoda, Darth Maul, General Grievous (which no one was likely asking for, but OK), and more.
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.
On October 13, you can geek out even harder with Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which includes all six feature films on Blu-ray, along with three additional discs containing more than 40 hours of previously released extensive special features.
Now we just need one of you to watch every single format and version of the series, do a screen shot-by-shot analysis and put it into a tidy excel sheet on the Internet ranking them definitively. Yeah, we definitely NEED that. Get on it people. And check out the Steelbook Blu-ray packaging below.