STAR WARS Saga Blu-Ray Re-Release Coming in Steelbox Packaging
Lucasfilm and Disney will be re-releasing the entire Star Wars saga on Blu-ray again, and this time they will be coming in steel box packaging. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to buy these movies on Blu-ray all over again. They will not be taking my money this time!
I’m also disappointed in the cover art they used. They went with character headshots, and Yoda is the only non-villain in the set. I would have much rather seen them use the classic poster art of the films that we all love. I’m not impressed. If you’re going to do Steelbox, do something awesome with it.
Here are the details:
As the galaxy prepares for the next generation of Star Wars, the six epic films will each release as commemorative Blu-ray steelbooks on November 10th. These highly collectible films will be available for a limited time only and can be pre-ordered beginning August 7th. In addition, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be released in newly repackaged artwork on October 13th. The announcements were made today by The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Each film from the Saga is presented with new character packaging allowing fans to choose their favorite or collect all six for a limited time. Characters include: The Phantom Menace – Darth Maul; Attack of the Clones – Yoda; Revenge of the Sith – General Grievous; A New Hope – Darth Vader; The Empire Strikes Back – Imperial Stormtrooper; and Return of the Jedi – Emperor Palpatine.
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.
The newly repackaged Saga includes all six feature films on Blu-ray, along with three additional discs containing more than 40 hours of previously released extensive special features.