The Star Wars saga will finally get a release in high-definition as all six movies come to Blu-Ray in a box set due for release next Fall reports StarWars.com.
The set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films along with extensive special features including never before deleted scenes. While the picture is being digitally presented in the highest quality, the press release doesn’t reveal what version(s) of the original trilogy we’ll be seeing – original cut, special editions, or special editions with even more alterations.
The announcement took place in Orlando over the weekend during an interview with George Lucas at a convention where one of the deleted scenes from “Return of the Jedi” was screened. Not unsurprisingly a bootleg of that scene has already leaked online.
Update: Lucas tells New York Times that the original versions of the films will NOT be making it to Blu-ray, only the 1997 Special Edition versions.
Why? Because “the quality of the original is not very good. You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally. it’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”