UPDATE! Details on the Upcoming Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.

SW_realistic_landscapeFor a while, discussions regarding exactly when Disney will distribute the hexology of existing Star Wars movies through the digital format have popped up every now and then. Recently, we’ve found an answer quietly released on Vudu that states that digital releases could happen as soon as this week.



Vudu officially lists April 10 as the release date for the bundle, which includes all six movies and a plethora of bonus features, including deleted scenes from every movie and several “making of” featurettes. Interestingly, all Episodes but A New Hope are labeled as “Disney Movies Anywhere” – almost certainly due to the way that the contract about the rights to original movie are wrapped up with 20th Century Fox. However, the lack of word from Lucasfilm this close to the release of the collection is a bit suspicious. Perhaps we’ll get an official statement shortly before Celebration, or at Celebration in the event that this is delayed.


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Special thanks to Yakface for making this discovery.






We received more details about the upcoming digital release:


As you likely have heard, Disney is releasing all six of the iconic Star Wars films on digital platforms, including Google Play, for the first time ever on April 10. The epic space odyssey, which has delighted and captivated generations of fans, will go on pre-sale starting today, April 6.   

Google Play is offering fans a special opportunity to purchase all six films for $99 or individually at $19.99 each.  We’ll also be offering 72 pieces of bonus content (12 new to this release!) about the making of these iconic movies.



  • On April 10 at 12:01 AM ET / 9:01 PM PT (April 9), all six Star Wars films will be available for immediate purchase.

  • With Star Wars: Episodes I-VI available for purchase as a complete digital movie collection (link here) for $99 or individually for $19.99, fans will have the Rebel forces at their beck and call across their favorite devices no matter where they are.

  • Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film. (12 bonus features – attached to each film/ 72 across the bundle offering)

  • Fans can own the Star Wars saga on digital platforms to stream from the comfort of home or any device in time for the international “May the 4th Be With You” fan holiday.



Also here’s a complete list of the special features:






*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:

  • Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back (Documentary)- Design Director Doug Chiang provides a look at Star Wars conceptual drawings and models and reveals the lessons learned from George Lucas that helped him create some of cinema’s most lasting and iconic images.
  • Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures (Documentary)- Steve Gawley and Lorne Peterson discuss how they created miniscule and massive models that became classic pieces of the Star Wars universe, plus, how emerging technology altered the course of the Millennium Falcon and the art of “painting with 3D parts.”


Legacy Content:

  • “The Beginning”  (Feature-Length Documentary)-
  • From preproduction, principal photography and postproduction to the opening night of Episode I, this documentary gives an insider’s look into how one of the most anticipated movies ever was created.
  • The Podrace: Theatrical Edit- The original theatricial edit of the Episode I Podrace.
  • Bail Organa Of Alderaan (Deleted Scene)- Adrian Dunbar was cast as Bail Organa for this brief appearance in Episode I. After the role was cut, the role was recast in Episode II with Jimmy Smits as Bail.
  • Complete Podrace Grid Sequence (Deleted Scene)- The complete podrace grid sequence includes characters cut from the final version of Episode I.
  • Anakin’s Scuffle With Greedo (Deleted Scene)- Qui-Gon breaks up a fight between Anakin and Greedo.
  • Trash-Talking Droids (Deleted Scene)- As the Jedi arrive at the Naboo blockade, these trash-talking Trade Federation droids remark upon their presence.
  • Anakin’s Return (Deleted Scene)- After destroying the Droid Control Ship, young Anakin returns his “borrowed” Naboo starfighter to a group of incredulous pilots.
  • Battle On The Boarding Ramp (Deleted Scene)- Qui-Gon Jinn’s escape from Darth Maul on Tatooine was not as easy in this first iteration, which has the duel continue aboard the fleeing Naboo starship.
  • Extended Podrace Lap Two (Deleted Scene)- In the extended version of Lap Two of the podrace, watch salvage droids clean up a podracer wreck, Teemo get hit in the face with a bug and Tusken Raiders shooting at Jawas.
  • The Waterfall Sequence (Deleted Scene)- Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Jar Jar need to act fast when their inoperable bongo starts to go over a waterfall.








*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:


  • Conversations: Sounds In Space (Documentary)- Legendary sound mixers Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood meet at Skywalker Ranch to discuss how they came to work on the Star Wars films,     share the surprising sounds that made the movies roar to life and celebrate the franchise that defined their careers.
  • Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed (Documentary)- J.W. Rinzler and Laela French     look at some of the most iconic wardrobe pieces in cinema history and share anecdotal fun facts about the costumes of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Han Solo and other fascinating Star Wars characters.


Legacy Content:

  • “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II” (Feature-Length Documentary)- George Lucas and the creative team behind Episode II use digital technology in order to create new characters and re-imagine familiar faces.
  • State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II (Documentary)- George Lucas, Ben Burtt and artists from Industrial Light & Magic discuss the important role previsualization played in creating unforgettable action sequences from Episode II.
  • “Films Are Not Released, They Escape” (Documentary)- Editor-Sound Designer Ben Burtt and team discuss how sound recordings, ADR, Foley recording and musical elements seamlessly come together in Episode II.
  • Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage (Siggraph Reel)- In this reel of effects footage,     you’ll see how Industrial Light & Magic was able to create unforgettable characters and scenes from Episode II using a vast array of techniques.
  • Raid On The Droid Control Ship & Extended Arena Fight (Deleted Scene)- During the Geonosian arena battle, a team of Jedi led by Ki-Adi-Mundi and Plo Koon attempt to deactivate the Droid Control Ship, only to discover that these droids have been upgraded. Cut amid this story is additional action of Jedi battling in the arena.
  • Padmé’s Parents’ House (Deleted Scene)- Padmé’s parents question both Padmé and Anakin     about their daughter’s safety, while Padmé’s sister Sola asks her about her relationship with Anakin.
  • Dooku Interrogates Padmé (Deleted Scene)- Padmé requests the release of Obi-Wan from captivity, a request Count Dooku would consider if Naboo were to join the Separatists.
  • Anakin’s Nightmares (Deleted Scene)- En route to Naboo aboard a refugee freighter, Anakin     dreams about his mother in danger.
  • Jedi Temple Analysis Room (Deleted Scene)- Obi-Wan visits the Jedi Temple analysis room in     order to find out where the dart used to kill the bounty hunter Zam Wesell originated.
  • Obi-Wan & Mace – Jedi Landing Platform (Deleted Scene)- Obi-Wan and Mace Windu discuss     the removal of the Kamino system from the Jedi Archives and Obi-Wan’s concerns about Anakin.







*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:

  • Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers (Documentary)- J.W. Rinzler and Monica Chin-Perez enter the Archives to view original work prints for the 35mm hologram of Princess Leia, an early version of the Death Star explosion, a recently discovered blooper reel featuring actors’ flubs and more.

Legacy Content:

  • Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was (Documentary)- Jonathan Rinzler and Pablo Hidalgo, historians and writers for the Star Wars empire, reveal how iconic moments and stories from the Saga almost took very different paths – and discover original ideas behind classic characters and quotes.
  • “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III” (Feature-Length Documentary)- Producer Rick McCallum details the various teams of people and incredible effort involved in creating the epic lightsaber duel between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar.
  • The Journey Part 1 (Documentary)- From the final day of shooting to the international premiere of Episode III, the stars and the artists behind Star Wars comment on the conclusion of the saga.
  • The Journey Part 2 (Documentary)- The fascinating journey continues as the film’s cast and crew share their stories of Star Wars’ epic final chapter.
  • ILM Episode III Siggraph Reel (Reel)- In this reel of effects footage you’ll see examples of character and vehicle animation, digital face and head replacement, matte paintings, match-moving and set extensions, miniature environments, and more.
  • Yoda Communes With Qui-Gon (Deleted Scene)- In the script, Yoda makes contact with Qui-Gon Jinn from beyond the grave; Qui-Gon then teaches Yoda the secret of becoming one with the Force. This was cut early enough that Liam Neeson never recorded the dialogue, so only a temporary voiceover exists.
  • Grievous Slaughters A Jedi / Escape From The General (Deleted Scene)- While trying to locate the kidnapped Palpatine, Obi-Wan and Anakin find that Shaak Ti has been captured by General Grievous. After Grievous assassinates Shaak Ti, Obi-Wan and Anakin are forced to flee.
  • Seeds Of Rebellion (Padmé’s Apartment) Deleted Scene- Mon Mothma and Bail Organa discuss the formation of the Rebel Alliance. Padmé suggests that the Jedi be consulted in this matter, but the group decides to take action before involving the Jedi.
  • Exiled To Dagobah (Deleted Scene)- In a heartrending scene, an exiled Yoda arrives on Dagobah.
  • Anakin Kills Shaak Ti (Deleted Scene)- In the first cut of Episode III, Jedi Master Shaak Ti was killed by General Grievous aboard his flagship. In a later edit, Shaak Ti was to be killed by Anakin during the assault on the Jedi Temple. With her death scene cut twice, Shaak Ti was spared.
  • A Plot To Destroy The Jedi? (Deleted Scene)- Yoda, Mace and Obi-Wan discuss their concern over the Chancellor’s increasing powers as well as a plot aimed towards the Jedi.







*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:

  • Conversations: Creating A Universe (Documentary)- Longtime collaborators Roger Christian and Joe Johnston meet for the first time to discuss the impact that George Lucas had on their lives and share memories of building the Millennium Falcon and other iconic elements of the Star Wars universe.
  • Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber (Documentary)- J.W. Rinzler and Roger Christian open up the hallowed Archives at Skywalker Ranch to showcase classic props created for the Star Wars empire, including the most iconic piece of all…the Lightsaber – plus, the Archives’ latest discovery!


Legacy Content:

  • Anatomy Of A Dewback (Documentary)- George Lucas reveals how his team transformed the dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets in the movie’s original 1977 release to seemingly living creatures for the 1997 Special Edition.
  • Star Wars Launch Trailer (Trailer)- In 1977, audiences everywhere were given a further glimpse of a galaxy far, far away….
  • Tosche Station (Deleted Scene)- George Lucas originally felt it was essential to inject some humanity early on by introducing Luke Skywalker and his friends at the local hangout. As the movie was being edited, Lucas realized that he didn’t need the scene and that it slowed down the action.
  • Aunt Beru’s Blue Milk (Deleted Scene)- Even the blue milk briefly glimpsed during the homestead dinner scenes in Episode IV has developed a following among Star Wars fans. Here is a bit more of Aunt Beru’s famous beverage.
  • The Search For R2-D2 (Deleted Scene)- This footage includes a projected background to make the landspeeder appear to be moving. George Lucas found the finished visual unsatisfactory.
  • Cantina Rough Cut (Deleted Scene)- This version of the cantina sequence was assembled with footage from the initial England shoot. After additional photography in California, new aliens were inserted into the final cut. One notable omission is seen here in a cutaway of Han Solo with a local woman.
  • Old Woman On Tatooine (Deleted Scene)- As Luke rushes into the town of Anchorhead aboard his landspeeder, an elderly local urges him to drive safely.
  • Stormtrooper Search (Deleted Scene)- An alternate version of this scene of stormtroopers searching the Mos Eisley alleyways made it into the final film. Footage from this deleted take found its way into The Star Wars Holiday Special.
  • Darth Vader Widens The Search (Deleted Scene)- This footage of Darth Vader and an Imperial officer includes original production audio — so that is Dave Prowse’s voice coming from Darth Vader. This footage was redubbed and used in The Star Wars Holiday Special.
  • Alternate Biggs And Luke Reunion (Deleted Scene)- In the 1997 Special Edition of Star Wars, this footage was reinserted into the final cut with one important deletion — Red Leader’s passing reference to Anakin Skywalker remained on the cutting room floor.






*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:

  • Conversations: The Lost Interviews (Documentary)- Listen to never-before-heard interviews with the cast and crew of Star Wars: A New Hope accompanied by rare, behind-the-scenes footage and pictures. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and others reveal the thrills and challenges of their early days on set.
  • Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled (Documentary)- Esteemed artist and matte painter Harrison Ellenshaw discusses the nearly lost art of matte painting – an element crucial to the look of Star Wars and so many other classic films – plus, he shares a big find of pint-sized proportions from A New Hope.


Legacy Content:

  • A Conversation With The Masters (2010) (Documentary)- George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time.
  • Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk- Legend Dennis Muren describes the techniques he used to create the motion of the Imperial walkers during the Battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979 (Documentary)- In this 1979 interview, George Lucas talks about his views on editing as well as exploring specific editing techniques used in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • George Lucas On The Force: 2010 (Documentary)- George Lucas explores the greater meaning behind the Force, describing in full detail the contrast between the light side and the dark side of the Force.
  • Han And Leia: Extended Echo Base Argument (Deleted Scene)- Though “You could use a good kiss!” proved to be a strong and unforgettable exit line, this first argument between Han and Leia lasted longer.
  • Wampa Attacks (Deleted Scene)- The wampa threat was bigger in the script. After hints that the Rebels are not alone, a beast attacks. The Rebels then trap wampas in specially marked pens, which C-3PO uses to escape Imperial troopers. Unsatisfactory creature effects cut this subplot from the film.
  • Yoda’s Test (Deleted Scene)- As a test of Luke’s Jedi reflexes, Yoda floats a silver bar before the young apprentice. Luke ignites his blade and cuts the bar into pieces, an effect never completed.
  • Hiding In The Asteroid (Deleted Scene)- The Falcon hides inside an asteroid cave, and the lessening thumps of enemy bombardment (realized by simply shaking the camera) lead Han and Leia to believe the Imperials are moving on.
  • Alternate Han And Leia Kiss (Deleted Scene)- In this cut of Han and Leia’s first kiss, it’s important to note that their second kiss happens immediately thereafter, and is initiated by Leia, before the scene is interrupted by C-3PO.
  • Lobot’s Capture (Deleted Scene)- The fate of Lando’s aide is never revealed in the finished movie, but this footage makes it clear that his role in freeing the Rebel prisoners did not go unnoticed.






*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


New Bonus Content:

  • Conversations: The Effects (Documentary)- A team of legendary video effects artists celebrate the technological advances made possible by the Star Wars franchise and share stories, secrets and “happy accidents” from their groundbreaking work on the original films.
  • Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt (Documentary)- Ben Burtt invites you into his office at Skysound, a laboratory of artifacts used to create the unforgettable SFX of Star Wars. Discover the inspiration for the sounds of C-3PO, R2-D2, the Lightsaber and the ominous breathing of Darth Vader.


Legacy Content:


  • Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi (Documentary)- Go behind the scenes – and into the costumes – in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted by Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer- The teaser trailer for the originally titled Revenge of the Jedi.
  • Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer- The next epic chapter of the Star Wars saga continues with Return of the Jedi.
  • It Began TV Spot- The Saga lives on with Return of the Jedi.
  • Climactic Chapter TV Spot- Return of the Jedi, the climactic chapter of the Original Trilogy.
  • Vader’s Arrival And Reaching Out To Luke (Deleted Scene)- This sequence nearly made it all the way to the finished edit of the film, as it was scored with music and features completed visual effects. It would have introduced Luke Skywalker very early in the movie, as well as his new lightsaber.
  • Tatooine Sandstorm (Deleted Scene)- This was the first scene shot for Return of the Jedi, and also the first scene cut from the film. As it was never completed, the dialogue was never re-recorded.
  • Rebel Raid On The Bunker (Deleted Scene)- In the film, Han and his strike force encounter relatively little resistance in infiltrating the Imperial bunker. This incomplete sequence – without finished visual effects – has a longer gunfight, as well as Han’s reaction to being famously called “Rebel scum.”
  • Battle Of Endor: The Lost Rebels (Deleted Scene)- This footage includes Rebel pilots who never made the final cut, plus additional action featuring the Millennium Falcon’s support crew. Footage of General Madine as the Rebel leader was shot in case the puppet of Admiral Ackbar did not look convincing.
  • Jerjerrod’s Conflict (Deleted Scene)- Commander Jerjerrod originally had more screen time. He is seen risking the wrath of Vader, and having misgivings about targeting the Endor moon with the Death Star.



The digital downloads will be also available on Sony Playstation Store, XBOX Video, Google play, iTunes and more.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

137 thoughts on “UPDATE! Details on the Upcoming Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.

  • April 5, 2015 at 12:34 am


  • April 5, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I don’t care unless it’s this remastered original version of the film in 4k

    • April 5, 2015 at 12:46 am

      Truly Maggot.

      • April 5, 2015 at 6:21 am

        maggot doesn’t care about anything here unless it’s the original films, so that doesn’t surprise me at all.

        • April 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

          He has taste so.

    • April 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      I agree, we need to see this in 4K for it to really expand what we’ve already seen and paid for. I have the bluray set… except for the new bonus content there’s nothing really new here. Come on Disney.

  • April 5, 2015 at 12:50 am

    dont care

  • April 5, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Unless original version – NO SALE

    • April 5, 2015 at 1:42 am

      They’ve got trailers up and they’re certainly the ruined versions.

      • April 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm

        2011 version is the best version.

        • April 8, 2015 at 5:19 pm


  • April 5, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I’ll buy if it has the PT in 3D.

    • April 5, 2015 at 7:05 am

      An extra dimension to assault your eyes, violate common sense, and ruin Vader.

      • April 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

        Just the PT. The rest sucks anyway.

        • April 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

          That’s why they need to sell the trilogies separately, because there’s not a huge amount of crossover in terms of people liking both. You can get just the PT and I can get just the OT and we’ll all be happy.

          • April 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

            I like both. And the majority likes both.

          • April 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm

            what da…? usually people like the whole series…

          • April 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

            I’ve never heard of someone liking the PT.

          • April 8, 2015 at 2:25 am

            I do!! Thats one!!

        • April 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

          I don’t believe my eyes… I liked PT when I was a kid. But now as an adult I see the OT as the only true STAR WARS.

      • April 6, 2015 at 1:34 am

        I prefer 3D over using my brain

  • April 5, 2015 at 1:57 am

    What is this “Star Wars” you speak of?

    • April 5, 2015 at 2:59 am

      It’s a french movie about tiny bears in space. Their enemies wear clothes and helmets made of white plastic. At the end of the movie the tiny bears kill the plastic people by throwing sticks and stones at them. I enjoyed it very much and the bears are really cute.

      • April 5, 2015 at 3:54 am


        • April 5, 2015 at 6:26 am

          for those who believe that the OT is the definition of cinematic perfection, I direct your attention to the end credit song used in ROTJ: the ….. Ewok song???? Talk about an epic letdown to a great franchise. It’s like Lord of the Rings ending with the Loony Toons theme song.

          • April 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

            I like the song, I prefer the new John Williams music but still, for every one thing wrong with the OT there are 50 things wrong with the PT

          • April 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

            I think there should be 2 releases. One that is perfectly original with yub nub intact, for historical purposes if nothing else.. And one special edition with careful non-distracting updates like Star Wars Revisted, that includes the new end song, which is rather nice. I don’t want George’s special edition (any version of it), but I suppose they’d have to add that to the collection of they were released as one gigantic bundle.

          • April 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm

            Your a looney tune.

          • April 5, 2015 at 6:13 pm

            Yes you are correct. That song at the end of Jedi was lame as were the Ewoks. That was when Lucas started to lose it, or when people were scared to tell him his ideas sucked.

          • April 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm

            Never understood the fuss about Star Wars Movies – There hasn’t been a good one in 35 years – the last 4 have ranged from being a let down to being insultingly bad.

          • April 6, 2015 at 1:51 am

            I think most fans when they refer to the cinematic perfection of the OT really mean Star Wars, Empire, and just the good parts of ROTJ. 🙂

          • April 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

            Might I say? If you like only roughly 30% of a franchise, you’re not really a fan… something’s wrong around there…
            I think Ewoks are cute, and realized why everyone hated the prequels when switched language to english and heard anakin’s annoying voice. Watching Star Trek’s reboot I noticed Chris Pine would have suited better anakin’s role, definitely reminds me better of the clone wars animation series, wich I enjoyed, and had even a different tone for anakin’s voice. My suggestion is to learn italian and watch the prequels in italian.
            and to remember that star wars is not a tarkovskij drama, therefore there must be room for jokes and humour. I myself like the 80% of star wars, being the 10% anakin’s english voice and the fake-looking tauntauns in empire, and another 10% the new canon books and comics, that I still havent read, so I can’t decide whetever I like them or not. Personally, saying that only two movies and a half are good, seems to me like a 35% maximum, reminding that the franchise is not anymore just six movies. deal with the fact.

          • April 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

            Not everyone likes what you like. Deal with that fact.

            Speaking only for myself, I would say that I indeed am not a fan of the PT and will not even bother suffering it in conversation. It is anathema to me. But I did enjoy the Clone Wars and bits of the old EU here and there.

            But I like what I like and don’t what I don’t and I could care less if some one else considers me a “fan” or not as if that is some kind of mark of achievement and honor.

          • April 7, 2015 at 5:03 pm

            Whaaaaa…. you don’t like the clay-mation tauntauns in the Empire Strikes Back?!? That’s one of the things about Star Wars I most love… Especially when that one dies and falls over, it’s awesome!

          • April 6, 2015 at 6:47 pm

            Prequel trilogy is much better than Original trilogy.
            Original trilogy movies are outdated, 40 years old.

          • April 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm

            please, no. It’s like saying that we should blow up the piramids cause they’re 4000 years old.
            Prequels arent that bad, but OT still is the best sci-fi from both 70s and 80s

          • April 7, 2015 at 6:11 am

            The OT is outdated?!! That’s why Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back are the only 4 star films in the series. They have the best characters, dialog, script, and action, without being excessive in any one area. The Directors were excellent and strived for greatness. The acting was spot on and the fans loved the characters and cared if they lived or died. The PT has shown none of these traits. That’s why it is horrible to watch. Give US our OT on Blu-ray…Remastered, but otherwise unaltered!

          • April 8, 2015 at 1:26 am

            Why did you go watch the PT?

          • April 6, 2015 at 11:03 pm

            I miss the days when Jedi (a fun movie) was the weakest of the Star Wars films… Things got so much worse.

          • April 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm

            Nothing wrong with that song. It fit in with the quirkiness of Starwars before it became a fanboy obsession/nerdgasm of lightsaber fights and questionable CGI. To hell with viral ideas that somebody else thought up.

          • April 10, 2015 at 12:51 am

            Totally agree. Jedi and lightsabers or only interesting while they are mysterious, and not the driving force of the plot. I don’t know what they’re cooking up, but I’m dreading there being yet another generic sith threat. If there’s no humanity, who cares? Blast ‘im and be done with it. I don’t want Luke to go darkside, but I gotta admit, it would make things a hellava lot more interesting. I’d be hoping for his redemption the whole time, and even if it’s too close to the OT story, the payoff might be worth it…. meh, just thinking out loud.

      • April 6, 2015 at 1:11 am

        And bad guys that all share the same first name: Darth.

        • April 10, 2015 at 12:58 am

          Ugh, too true. I hate all the retconing in the PT. Obi-Wan calls Vader “Darth” at least once. Wish they didn’t turn it into a title. If I’m wrong, please show me. I know the word “sith” is in old drafts, but I don’t know about “darth” as a title for sith.

  • April 5, 2015 at 3:05 am

    More of an iTunes guy myself, Still cool seeing the saga getting a digital release

  • April 5, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I think I will defiantly buy this without a shadow of doubt. But not until about 2027 when the box set appears in a 7th hand bargain store for about £2 battered and covered in coffee stains. Hopefully the disc will be scratched in the right place this time and freeze screen on some hot cladly dressed leia moments.

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    This Jawa doesn’t give a shit.

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:31 am

    One of the most tiresome elements of living in capitalistic barbarism is the endless repacking of old shit.

    • April 5, 2015 at 6:27 am

      then why are you interested in Episode VII?

      It’s just “A New Hope 2”

      • April 5, 2015 at 6:57 am

        Oh, so you’ve seen it? No? Then shut up.

      • April 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

        Go and annoy someone else.

    • April 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      You are right capitalism can be tiresome at times. I`d much prefer a simpler and humble life. A life similar to yoda living in a brick s**t house in the middle of a massive forest, with only the animals as my friends.

      • April 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm

        With internet,
        swamp house, bad soup, but don’t forget the internet!

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Stupid Question:
    Do I have to PAY for this bundle? Or is Vudu one of those free websites?

    I’m not kidding, I seriously don’t know what Vudu is.

    • April 5, 2015 at 6:30 am

      Vudu is Walmart Hulu.
      So yes it costs money to download.
      What is Walmart streaming video?

  • April 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    I prefer my pretty Blu Ray box set(original trilogy of course)that I can display on my movie shelf. Physical media>>>>digital media

    • April 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      I like prequel trilogy more than Original. But I agree physical is always better than digital.

  • April 5, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Remastered original version with restored Luke/Biggs footage please. Disney you can make it happen.

    • April 5, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Will not happen, that would be another special edition.
      However in ten years there will be edit your own Master with add in effects software packages available to stream.
      Or in the meantime you could create your own with what’s on the self like Maya and Photoshop, gimp and what ever other million are available.
      I love the Biggs scene on anchor head as well.
      Also the character of Camie played by Koo Stark is very Kira Rey, so I don’t think Disney is going to touch it unless it is an Extra.

      • April 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm

        that scene sucks, its horrible.

        • April 11, 2015 at 5:06 am

          What did you horribly suck?

    • April 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm


    • April 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      That would me amazing!

    • April 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I Would second that!

  • April 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Never used Vudu. What is it? Cant’ be arsed looking it up.

    Surely most fans already have the film(s) on Dvd, Blu-ray, Vhs, Laserdisc, Adywan, illegal download etc etc etc. What’s all this fuss over this digital streaming malarkey?

    • April 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      good for people that want Star Wars on the go. Amazon Instant would be best bet imo

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    ITunes can’t be too far off. cool news.

  • April 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    No original Theatrical versions? No purchase. Can’t bait me with crappy film making.

    • April 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Look, I like the original theatrical release too, but that “crappy film-making” made me mildly chuckle, which is my equivalent to LOL.
      I’m sorry there’s just so many things that don’t make sense about your statement…

      But yeah, no theatrical release?! like, Disney has all the latest technology to NOT show us the version that’s already been made, because Lucas, seriously? Like he’s one guy! just put out the version that some idiots still want to watch! you know you’ll make money…

      • April 6, 2015 at 2:07 am

        Unless they’re holding out for a bit longer to release the real movies, I think this will strongly imply that it was a condition of Lucas’s sale.

    • April 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      2011. version of original trilogy is the best version.

  • April 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Looks like they pulled the link. A major problem I have with digital downloads is the compressed audio. As most have already stated, this would only be appealing if they were not the destroyed additions.

  • April 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    No original version of Shit In The Hat?

  • April 5, 2015 at 9:48 pm


  • April 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    pt is the best

    • April 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      I agree

  • April 5, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Who the heck is that behind Darth Maul?

    • April 5, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Poorly done Sheev Palpatine

    • April 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

      I think it is Palpatine.

  • April 5, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Do you people ever stop bitching?

    • April 6, 2015 at 1:20 am

      No, that’s what being a Star Wars fan MEANS. Go find yourself another hobby if you want nice people to talk to!

    • April 6, 2015 at 1:55 am

      What do you mean “you people”!?

      • April 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

        You annoying entitled nerds lol

  • April 6, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I’ve already got my digital versions thanks to Harmy’s Despecialized SW original trilogy.

  • April 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    We can only hope that with JJ having influence, the original trilogy will somehow be released. Everyone should be happy that JJ is a part of this, since he is a true star wars fan and is the ONLY one to stand up to George Lucas.

    I don’t think the villain in the new movies will be from any of the books. They may use those as inspiration, but it will be something different. If there is a good plot or story within one of these star wars books then it might be used to influence the character, but I doubt they pull anything directly from all of the crap I see online about expanded universe and whatever star wars books that are out there.

    • April 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      You clearly forgot old EU’s Thrawn. Still, I think we won’t see the true villain in this movie yet…

    • April 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I prefer 2011 version of original movies.

  • April 6, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Yoda looks like an ass clown in this poster

  • April 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    nah, prefer the bluray box set. (COMPLETE, idc if its remastered OT. might remind that that’s how Lucas wanted star wars to be in 1977, just couldnt manage to do anything about it at the time…)

    • April 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      That is why I like 2011 version of movies the best. 2011. version is a canon.

      • April 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

        That I mean! CG dewbacks forever!

    • April 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      “Lucas wanted star wars to be in 1977”

      Try not to choke on the Koolaid.

      • April 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm

        I’ve checked on the bluray… in an interview he says he wanted dewbacks to appear more real, therefore he added them later on.

        • April 8, 2015 at 1:03 am

          They don’t even look remotely real. They look like Sega Dreamcast quality graphics.

  • April 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    i have had a complete set of these in digital format since 2005….who doesnt???? You can get the full BLURAY BOX SET for 80 bucks…you would have to be a complete jackass to buy this.

    • April 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Or just more money to blow than you lol. Jealously leads to the dark side

  • April 7, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    The PT/SE fans ruined Star Wars. So sad they get pandered to. Your taste is bad and you should feel bad.

    • April 8, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Definition of douchebag

  • April 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    The Bonus stuff is the good stuff! The rest can be found on the internet…lol!

  • April 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    99$ for something you can’t touch in your hand? overpriced….

    • April 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      than don’t buy it… who’s forcing you to buy anything?

      • April 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm

        never thought of buying…

  • April 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    The problem with the OT / PT divide is this.
    The OT fans include people who are all-out fanatics AND casual movie-goers who can clearly see that they’re better than most the the stuff released at the time.

    However, the PT has the uber-fans covered, but casual movie-goers take one look at it and say “Meh”.

    The prequels definitely have some merit, but only that type that an uber-fan could appreciate.

    Just about any random dude off the street could walk in with no prior knowledge and enjoy A New Hope.

    I’ve only recently started enjoying Phantom Menace, but that’s mostly due to me reading various articles pointing out that the whole film is essentially ROTJedi’s negative twin. Lucas really outdid himself with the advanced-film-making story foreshadowing aspect. Unfortunately as a “Film” it’s not that great. I feel that PT is a thesis carefully hidden within a movie, whereas OT is a balls-out blockbuster with some Bhuddist-Liberation messages tacked onto the side for the sake of “having a point”.

    PT is definitely impressive in it’s own rite, just not in any way that we stupid movie watchers could understand…
    As for me, in terms of having a good time, Speeder-Bike followed by Wicket hitting on Leia just wins out.
    The scene where C3PO is worshipped and levitates and R2-D2 chases the one guy with a tazer was just gawdawful. But Wicket himself outside of the one scene is cool, I’d have a beer with him.
    IDK, I like my movies stupid and enjoyable. Ot wins with me.

    • April 8, 2015 at 1:34 am

      I’ve come to acknowledge that Lucas had an ambitious vision of the PT, but just didn’t really have the people around him that were willing or were allowed to help it to see it out. Almost as if he didn’t have complete confidence in it himself. There was everything there, just not done well enough to create any dramatic effect.

      OT is heavier on the drama, which is why ROTJ, otherwise a mediocre film, is still loved. The final confrontation is enough. Just like ROTS’s final confrontation was enough because it was what we really wanted to see.

      • April 8, 2015 at 3:29 am

        Agreed, I think that the ending of ROTJ with Luke and Anakin vs Vader and Sidious was so dramatic and well executed that no amount of Ewoks or burp-jokes in the 1st/2nd acts can keep me away. Also cough cough Millennium Falcon flying into the heart of the Death Star, like COME ON it just doesn’t get any cooler than that. Not sure if JJ will be able to emulate that with CG and Imax, but we’ll see.

        But yeah, Sidious’ argument for why Luke should be evil makes exactly ZERO sense, and Luke actually being swayed by said argument is laughable, EVEN THEN, it’s still just plain-out one of the best movie endings ever in the history of cinema.
        In fact I place it in front of TESB’s much-praised ending on the basis that [to quote Joss Whedon] TESB didn’t really HAVE an ending.
        For me Revenge o’da Sith just wasn’t awesome enough, it does have pretty good choreography and filming and all so I respect that some people enjoy it, I just didn’t personally. :

        As for the PT, mmm, Phantom had a better executed ending, Clones had a decent boss-fight but not much of a conclusion [it really is TESB’s reverse twin], ROTS had a more awesome ending [SPOILER! Yoda’s Spine is Made of Rubber – octo-centarian Jedi master survives two separate eighty-foot falls landed on his back, reports say he suffered minimal injuries],but not as awesome as ROTJ, so, I guess ROTS’ ending was more enjoyable, OH WAIT, except George Lucas opted to make Obiwan a hypocritical a##hole who DITCHES his best friend / future destroyer of a world to possibly the most painful experience out there because Obiwan’s squeamish, If I were Anakin I’d turn to the Dark Side if my bro pulled that on me, seriously, Kill or Save, “Walk Away Crying” is LITERALLY THE WORST THING Obiwan could have POSSIBLY DONE. “You were the CHOSEN ONE! *teardrop_voicebreak*” was way worse than all the NOOOOs Vader said put together.
        So on that basis I hate ROTS’ ending on principle, which leaves me with Phantom Menace, which was… so-so.
        I’m Done Talking

  • April 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I never thought you would have to be rich to be a Star Wars fan but it’s becoming clear that Disney is going to make sure that you do indeed have to be.

  • April 7, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    hopefully there will be another way of obtaining the bonus material if it truly is “never before seen”

    those prices are a bit steep. apparently Disney thinks SW shit money

    • April 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm


      apparently Disney thinks SW fans shit money

  • April 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    “Anakin Kills Shaak Ti (Deleted Scene)”

    Mmmmmh… I don’t think so! Lol.

  • April 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Disney Disney Disney..
    What you will do next to my Star Wars ?

  • April 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    There are a lot of bonus material in past release of DVD , BluRay. Could you recommend which one is most informative and interesting ?

  • April 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I hope iTunes sells them As a bundle. But I might be able to wait till they Inevitably go on sale in the future on a discount for a week or two

  • April 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Too bad there’s not a way to do a hybrid of the old and the updated OT. Didn’t mind some of the changes lucas made to the effects here and there. It’s when he changed what characters actually did and said that irked me the most like. Greedo shooting first. Darth Vader NOOOOOO!!! Idk.

    • April 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Nah it’s like David Gilmore or some guitarist saying. Awww the effect on that guitar track was all wrong. I better go back and re record it and re release it. Oh, I just destroyed a classic. Oh, now i think the song lyrics are a little off. We better redo that too. Oh I just further destroyed it. Or something like that.

      • April 8, 2015 at 5:02 am

        David Gilmour

    • April 8, 2015 at 3:21 am

      People have made fanedits combining the two. Could always make your own if you wanted, as no one will ever have the exact same preferences as you.

      • April 8, 2015 at 3:39 am

        The fan edits are good, also the PT is actually very enjoyable/bearable if you can find the fan edits with strategic cutting of scenes as well as Deleted Scenes slipped back in.
        The one that benefits most is Attack of the Clones, C3PO in Geonosis running around on a Battle-Droid body: GONE.
        Padme talking about her childhood: Added.
        AOTC is actually close to being pretty good without that damned slapstick and cheap tricks taking screen-time.
        I believe it’s called “Star Wars Episode II Special Edition”, on Youtube. They have it for Ep I and III as well.

  • April 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Or the really unnecessary changes like R2 behind a CO rock.

  • April 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I’ll stick with my CBS Fox video trilogy box set. What more could you want?

  • April 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I swore off buying any more versions. I sold like 4 versions on ebay not too long ago. I only need one copy of star wars.

  • April 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    New digital releases are fine, I suppose. The difference in visual quality from previous releases isn’t, to quote Leia, quite enough to get me excited. What I REALLY want is for the Star Wars films to make appearances on the big screen before Episode 7 opens! AT LEAST the original trilogy should be shown! For the sake of The Force, the original trilogy hasn’t been shown in theaters for 18 years!!! Shouldn’t a new generation of fans have an opportunity to see them the way they were meant to be seen before launching into a new trilogy?

    • April 8, 2015 at 1:17 am

      That would be amazing seeing as how they got the 4k 16 bit transfers, we could see colors that we would never have been able to see before (& more resolution for 4k capable projectors)

    • April 8, 2015 at 3:52 am

      The OT as it is now available has never been seen in theaters as far I know. Certainly not a wide scale release.

  • April 8, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Why is nobody talking about these freaking awesome deleted scenes?

    • April 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Many of them are already on earlier releases but there are a few I’ve never even heard of!

  • April 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    And now we are supposed to buy these digital versions too because mysteriously some new extras showed up?

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  • April 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    If they really just wanted to shut everyone up, they would release it like the alien anthology where you get 2 versions of each movie, the original and the directors cut. The fact that they haven’t done this to me implies it was probably part of the sale that the Blu-ray editions of all 6 movies stay cannon above all else.

    I still don’t really get all the hate for the special editions. Was it unnecessary? Most likely, but adding a little rock in front of R2-D2 is not going to affect my enjoyment of the films. Really the only 3 changes I didn’t like were han not shooting first, Vader’s “No” and the younger Anakin spirit at the end…but for every 1 bad change there are at least 2 GOOD changes. To me the emperor scene in Empire was almost unwatchable in hindsight with that weird monkey-eyed hologram that looked nothing like the the emperor in Return. The new version fixes it so we have the same actor in all 6 movies and it ties together nicely. Effects are cleaned up, EU and PT creatures & ships were added to create unity in the saga. It would be one thing if he cut a bunch of good stuff and added 30 minutes of terrible footage…but at the end of the day it is 99% the SAME MOVIE. Just my opinion of course- I can see why it bothered people, but to me it seems like a mountain of hate for a molehill of changes.

    • April 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Good point, the whole Ride up to Mos Eisley with a [bad] CG droids bumbling around and those weird cow-elephant things annoys the HELL out of me though. Seriously the scene is unwatchable. I’m as offended by this scene as other people are by Jar Jar’s silliness, Binks is all right cause at least he’s his own character, but making Mos Eisley a lame slapstick montage of swinging Jawas and Stuff punching other stuff just ticks me off.
      I once saw a bootleg copy of the original Theatrical Release, Mos Eisley was pretty low-key, and the Stormtroopers stuck out as something clearly invading the environment. In the new version the Stormtroopers blend in, it’s pretty bad when the locals are more offensive than the Dictators.
      But yeah, other than this one scene, the rest I can take. They finally corrected that blue-screen work with the Rancor so that the Rancor is a comparable brightness to Luke, which is nice. Also I don’t mind the new Ewok Celebration Music. [however I will reject Hayden Christensen’s cameo as not right to the DAY I DIE]
      Mm, yeah, Overall it sort of evens out. I still would personally have the Original Theatrical Cut but keep the up-to-date [e.i. consistent] color-grading on the Space-Interior / Star Destroyer – Star Destroyer to match eachother. And Ian McDiarmid, but other than that Star Wars really doesn’t need anything else.
      I mean, sure we got 2/3 good things with Special Edition. Lucas PAID EXTRA to give us the bad stuff.
      He actually would have saved money by just giving us 2/2 instead of 2/3. Of course that’s it right there. That CG droid hitting the other droid STAYS exactly because they already put in the investment. Damn.

  • April 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hey guys, I’m happy to tell you that we won the petition for the release of Episode 7 in Italy.
    If you remembered, it was postponed on January in favour of an italian movie.
    Well, now Star Wars 7 will open in all italian theatres on the 16th of December, two days before the International release.
    Thank you very much for helping us on the petition 🙂

    • April 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Cool, I couldn’t sign it due to lack of access availability, but still, good to hear you guys got out of that!

      – Dude in a hat [forgot to type name]

  • April 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I will be buying this collection as I have wanted it for sometime…but I have to say that a Blu Ray/DVD/Digital combo pack would have been ideal. They could have even done something amazing like have the Blu Ray (the canonical version) remain intact, while the DVD version contains the Special Editions from the 90’s, and the Digital Version contains the original trilogy as first seen in theaters (re-mastered of course). I would have thoroughly enjoyed a more ambitious product release such as this, but I understand the Blu Ray port to digital for canonical purposes. Part of me wonders if the Digital version will have even more changes on top of the Blu Ray. It’s more than likely a direct port from the Blu Ray content but it would be cool to see some minor changes like the restoration of Bullock as Boba Fett or something like that, which would substantiate rumors that the Fett in the OT is not the original Fett from the PT which may be portrayed in a spin-off film. Just a thought.

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