Saturday’s news from Celebration V really hit home with George Lucas’ official announcement that all 6 Star Wars films will be making their way to Blu-ray next year. There was no release date or no price information, but who the hell cares. I can finally watch Star Wars again (since my boycott of DVD in 2007)! But more importantly… I can watch Star Wars on Blu-ray! I was hoping for an “ultra” special edition where George Lucas would go back one last time and fix all those endless mistakes again, but it looks like we will at least be getting the Special Editions and not the original versions…thank God! All 6 films will be packaged in a Blu-ray set with documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage (deleted scenes too) from the Lucasfilm archives.
One of those special features, a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi, premiered at the convention on Saturday. In it, Darth Vader is seen and so is Luke Skywalker as he puts the finishing touches on his new lightsaber before going to the palace of Jabba the Hutt.