I’m a huge fan of George Lucas’ Star Wars saga. Well, I should say a huge fan of the original trilogy, but not the prequels. So, fans have been waiting for a Blu-ray release of the films for a while now. That wait is now over, as Lucas has announced a release for next year.
Lucas told The New York Times just why it’s we’ve waited soo long for a release:
“We’ve been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it.”
While you may be excited, but it may disappointed you to know that it’ll be the prequels and the SPECIAL EDITIONS (Greedo shoots first) in this release:
“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “It’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”
This pretty much kills all the anticipation I had when I heard the news. Will I buy them? I may buy Revenge of the Sith and Empire Strikes Back when they become available to purchase separately, but not any other. This is being done for fans to double dip, so Lucas can milk even more money from the series.