Star Wars Blu-ray Disc Features Breakdown and Cover Art

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Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Blu-ray
Star Wars Original Trilogy Blu-ray

It’s May the 4th (be with you), and so Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have released new information on the much-awaited Star Wars Blu-ray sets. Information is slowly trickling out, so we’ll be updating this page as more news comes out. Along with the new final cover art comes a full breakdown of the 9 discs, as well as info that they are THX Certified discs and that the audio tracks will be 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. All three Blu-ray sets: The Original Trilogy, The Prequel Trilogy and the Complete Set will be released on September 16th, 2011.

Bring home the adventure and share Star Wars with your whole family – when STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment! To be released beginning on September 12 internationally and on September 16 in North America, the nine-disc collection brings the wonder of the entire Saga direct to your living room, where you can revisit all of your favorite Star Wars moments – in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Dive deeper into the universe with an unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives.

Here is the disc content breakdown of all the exclusive special bonus features:

  • Disc 1: Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben
      Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and
      Crew
  • Disc 2: Star Wars: Episode II, Attack of the Clones
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum,
      Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and
      Crew
  • Disc 3: Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum,
      Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Disc 4: Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt
      and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Disc 5: Star Wars: Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin
      Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and
      Crew
  • Disc 6: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben
      Burtt and Dennis Muren
    • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Disc 7: Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III
    • Deleted, extended and alternate scenes
    • Prop,
      maquette and costume turnarounds
    • Matte paintings and concept art
    • Supplementary interviews with cast and crew
    • Flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives
    • Additional Content
  • Disc 8: Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI
    • Deleted, extended and alternate scenes
    • Prop,
      maquette and costume turnarounds
    • Matte paintings and concept art
    • Supplementary interviews with cast and crew
    • Flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives
    • Additional Content
  • Disc 9: The Star Wars Documentaries
    • Star Warriors (2007, Apx. 84 Minutes): Some Star Wars fans want to
      collect action figures…these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars
      costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and
      volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.
    • A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Apx. 25 Minutes): 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 the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved
      films of all time.
    • Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Apx. 91 Minutes): The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs
      and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother
      and more — and don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!
    • The Making of Star Wars (1977, Apx. 49 Minutes): Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars
      movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George
      Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
    • The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Apx. 48 Minutes): Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by
      Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George
      Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!
    • Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Apx. 48 Minutes): Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production
      footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips 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 and narrated by Carrie
      Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.
    • Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Apx. 26 Minutes): See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two
      decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber
      puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.
    • Star Wars Tech (2007, Apx. 46 Minutes): Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars
      Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the
      plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.

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