Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now available for pre-order on Blu-ray. It will be released in September for $140 U.S. (Though you can reserve it for $89 on Amazon right now. Thanks, Dustin!)
We knew it was coming this year, as creator George Lucas announced at Star Wars Celebration V this past summer in Orlando. But the date had not yet been revealed.
Flanked by a legion of Imperial stormtroopers on Thursday, Darth Vader himself joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment president Mike Dunn at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce the release, vowing “The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor.”
“The Star Wars Saga is the most anticipated Blu-ray collection since the launch of the high-def format,” Dunn said. “The epic franchise pioneered sound and visual presentation in theaters and is perfectly suited to do it again in the home, with a viewing experience only possible with Blu-ray.”
There will also be trilogy boxed sets of the prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith) and the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), each retailing for $70 U.S.
The release will include deleted scenes, including the often-discussed footage of Luke Skywalker building and testing his new green lightsaber before sending the droids to Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.