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STAR WARS SAGA AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 10

Star Wars Digital ThumbAs anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

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Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Announce

Star Wars Digital

The most iconic movie collection of all time

Becomes available for the first time

On Digital HD on April 10, 2015

Materials are currently available on  www.EPK.tvwww.image.net and YouTube link: http://youtu.be/HxUr8Z4iDpk

 

Now the Force will be with you – everywhere!

“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”

“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” commented Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “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 legendaryStar Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.”

With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually, viewers will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices anywhere – sunbathing at the beach, relaxing in their living room with friends, or waiting to board a flight to Endor (or elsewhere).   

Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightfulConversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. These are the droids you’re looking for:

 

BONUS

*Digital bonus offerings may vary 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 (20th Century Fox)

·       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.

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

9 Responses to “STAR WARS SAGA AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 10”


  1. Brian White

    I am so very excited for this!!!
    I have been waiting so long for this!
    My Apple TVs, Macs and iPad are all doing the happy dance this morning!!!!

  2. Brandon Peters

    Because Star Wars was meant to be seen on the smallest screens possible lol

  3. Brian White

    Like Yoda preaches size matters not. The best movies can be enjoyed anywhere. It’s the enjoyment factor that counts, not the screen size.

  4. Brian White

    And my one Mac setup has 55″ screen too. I don’t consider that a small screen do you? 🙂

  5. Brandon Peters

    No, but an iPhone and an iPad sure are.

  6. Brandon Peters

    I just find Star Wars a wonderful spectacle to look and awe at, an aspect that enhances the story and makes it stand out from the rest. And the smaller it gets, the less detail you see, the less the photography & set pieces work and the less “awe” and wonder there is to behold. Kids in the modern generation have awesome bigger TVs, surround systems and the Blu-ray format to present them with it in a way that should make both you and I jealous. I feel bad for the kid that’s never seen it before and checks it out for the first time via an inferior digital stream on his iPhone…and then doesn’t “get” what all the hub bub is about.

    I dunno, but can you imagine-

    “He told me enough, he told me you killed him”

    “No, I —

    –BUFFERING–

    –BUFFERING–

    –BUFFERING–

    “–ther! Search your feelings you know it to be true!”

    So yeah, I have an exaggeration as an example, but it COULD happen is the thing.

  7. Brandon Peters

    All in all, yes, Star Wars digital is inevitable and something that yes, should and is good to happen. But, I see it only as a nice “option” and not the optimal way to view it. I guess I’m more in the “Okay, there it is. That’s nice” as opposed to your cartwheels and Endor fireworks

  8. Brian White

    Well I would hope you would be doing it right with no buffering…having it downloaded to your device first. As far as Apple TV maybe it’s a misconception, but let me set the record straight. The Apple TV has an 8 GB HD on it so it buffers 1/4 the film on the disc drive instantly before it starts playing the program so there is no buffering as it is always reading off the HD (hard drive) and when you are done watching it wipes the HD.

    I feel bad for the kids who get to see Greedo shoot first or Vade yell Noooooo 🙂

    Haha!

    Nothing like the speeder bike chase in 5.1!

  9. Brian White

    What I do have a problem with is how EXPENSIVE these Digital HD movies are! It feels like you are being robbed having to shell out $60 give or take for the prequel trilogy. Haha.