The Force Will Now Be In Blu (heavy breathing sound)

Fans have been clamoring for it for years now and George Lucas is finally going to provide. The high definition version of all six Star Wars films will be coming to Blu-ray in the Fall of 2011. Fans can now officially rejoice.

The Star Wars Celebration Convention V took place in Florida this weekend and it was announced there complete with a full press release with all the information.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER,
THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU ON BLU-RAY!

Highly Anticipated Complete Star Wars™ Saga
Readied for High Definition Blu-ray Debut

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 14, 2010) – Today at Star Wars Celebration V, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that the complete Star Wars Saga will come to Blu-ray Disc with a worldwide release in Fall 2011. The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive special features – including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.

“Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home – in pristine high definition,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. “The films have never looked or sounded better.”

ABOUT STAR WARS CELEBRATION V

Featuring celebrities, costumes, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and much, much more, Star Wars Celebration V is THE official Lucasfilm convention – and the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy! Taking place in Orlando, FL from August 12-15, Star Wars Celebration V commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Sounds awesome right? But wait, there’s a catch.

The first three films in the original trilogy are going to be the “special edition” versions which were received so horribly by fans all around the world. Kind of confusing as to why they would do such a thing or why a choice was not at least offered. Oh well, take what you can get I guess.

That is until they release the original trilogy on Blu-ray forcing you buy more. (hint hint)

A clip was shown at the convention of a cut lightsaber scene from Return of the Jedi. Prepare to bask in the excitement of it all.

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