I have been waiting a long time to hear this news. And I swear this is the LAST time I will let George Lucas con me into buying his Star Wars Saga again.
This is the BluRay release trailer for the Star Wars Saga
Now before you get all your nerdrage boiling in your Darth Vader Underroos, the series will be presented in three different releases to appease the fanbase. But still people will complain.
Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)
So yes, Lucas will be releasing the Trilogies as their own release for those who do not want the Prequel Trilogy, or wish to buy them in installments. Granted, those buying it all at once will be rewarded with additional content on three other disks.
MSRP suggests Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN.
The only oversight I can see fanboys getting all Sandpeople about is the lack of the original un-Special Edition prints.
I honestly don’t see the need to have the original releases (maybe because I own them on Letterbox VHS and still watch my Special Editons) and on this I am fully on George Lucas’ side for not releasing them. In his opinion, he has improved his product, so why would he want to offer the previous versions? That would be admitting he failed to improve them, which is clearly not his opinion.
I know the purists will still pine for a copy of the originals and complain that Lucas could easily offer a copy in a collection like this, but I can see why he wouldn’t bother.
Despite Amazon taking pre-orders, an official date has not been announced.
Will you be buying the whole set?