“Star Wars” fans — the wait is over.
Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilms Ltd. and 20th Century Fox announced tonight that beginning April 10, all six films in the “Star Wars” saga will be available on digital HD as “The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.” The series will be available as a complete packaged set or individually. Once purchased you can access the films across all your digital devices.
“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary ‘Star Wars artists’ – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE (varies by retailer):
STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures Legacy content includes The Beginning; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes. STAR WARS EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones Conversations: Sounds In Space Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed Legacy content includes From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and Films Are Not Released, They Escape; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes. STAR WARS EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers Legacy content includes documentaries Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes. STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A New Hope Conversations: Creating A Universe Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber Legacy content includes Anatomy Of A Dewback; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes. STAR WARS EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back Conversations: The Lost Interviews Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled Legacy content includes A Conversation With The Masters (2010); Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk; George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979; and George Lucas On The Force: 2010; plus six deleted scenes. STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi Conversations: The Effects Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt Legacy content includes Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi; Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; It Began TV Spot; Climactic Chapter TV Spot; plus five deleted scenes.
On the feature film front, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, is scheduled for theatrical release in December.