Sadly, this news concerning the latest Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars Saga isn’t the news we’ve all been waiting for. Nope, this isn’t the day that original, unaltered films are announced for a home video release. However, today it was announced that all of the Star Wars films will be reissued in Blu-Ray steelbooks, which have become a hot collector’s item for Blu-Ray enthusiasts.
Now, there’s no new special features or anything of the sort. The main attraction here is the all new packaging. But this also marks the first time that any of the Star Wars films will be available as a standalone purchase on Blu-Ray, so you can be rather selective in the titles that you choose. The Complete Saga in all its new packaging will be released on October 13th, 2015, and the individual Star Wars steelbooks will be available on November 10th, 2015.
From the press release:
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.