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Star Wars Blu-ray Dates Move Forward

Posted March 30, 2011 06:59 AM by Webmaster

20th Century FoxThe three Star Wars Blu-ray box sets, Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Original Trilogy and Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy, originally slated for release on September 27, will now hit store shelves on September 16. This Friday date will allow retailers to hold all sorts of launch parties.


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dpoth
  Mar 30, 2011
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Haha sweet!

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Wdm81
  Mar 30, 2011
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Thank the maker!

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wnicholas76
  Mar 30, 2011
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The earlier, the better, baby!! The earlier, the better!!

jk1138
  Mar 30, 2011
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Cool.
Twile
  Mar 30, 2011
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Ordered it on Amazon, but the shipping date didn't change to reflect the new launch date. So I changed the shipping method from two day shipping to... two day shipping, and the shipping date updated =D

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monkeyjb1988
  Mar 30, 2011
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And what parties they will be. Still can't wait for this.
RichXTuta
  Mar 30, 2011
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Hope this will be true for the UK also!

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Brownd
  Mar 30, 2011
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WHY DID THEY CHANGE THE- oh wait...

Guydowood
  Mar 30, 2011
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A Good feeling about this I have.
GoBlu08
  Mar 30, 2011
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Ordered on Amazon. I will start from the beginning and watch the entire awesome saga.
TitusTroy
  Mar 30, 2011
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the dancing Yoda's at Best Buy should be a real hit

coolkev1701
  Mar 30, 2011
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Awesome! Star Wars goodness even earlier than expected.

Minimejer05
  Mar 30, 2011
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Cool news.

Born2BeBlu
  Mar 30, 2011
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Hoping Amazon gets this set shipped out quick enough where those who ordered through them will receive the sets the same time as those running out to Best Buy get them on the actual release date - so we can all enjoy them that whole weekend. I'm not a fan of paying shipping costs and have noticed that items I order with free shipping (over $25) arrive quicker than those I pay regular shipping costs for.

If they can ensure shipments arriving the actual day of release like they did with each of the Harry Potter books, they can do that with Star Wars, too! However, unlikely...

Either way, just glad to finally have these films in the best format available!

JAG1981
  Mar 30, 2011
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Just keeps getting better and better.. This means that when I get them I can go back to work on the 27th

Bluyoda
  Mar 30, 2011
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That's no news anymore. The date was changed several days ago. Anyways, this is awesome! I literally cannot wait to see these beauties on BD in all their breathtaking glory!
Raktajino
  Mar 30, 2011
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And my birthday is September 17. Doesn't get any better than that!
xfileed916
  Mar 30, 2011
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Moved the date to my birthday. Thanks Lucasfilm!

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stringer
  Mar 30, 2011
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I posted this already

http://forum.blu-ray.com/blu-ray-movies-north-america/141915-star-wars-complete-saga-original-prequel-trilogy-september-2011-a-567.html

stubiedoo
  Mar 30, 2011
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Oh Wippe doo a week i was thinking June or something when i saw the Headline.

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ckenisell
  Mar 30, 2011
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I'm looking more forward to the audio than I am the video.

Can't wait to hear the pod race from Ep. I in lossless.

Can't wait to see the video quality of the completely digitally shot Ep. III. Was Ep. II completely digitally shot?

Can't wait to buy them again a couple of years later when released on 3D BD.

chad_1138
  Mar 30, 2011
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robmlisanti
  Mar 30, 2011
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Awesome..Can't wait!

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The Apocalypse
  Mar 30, 2011
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Hopefully there'll be celebrations over here in the UK as well! I'd go to the end of the earth for this set! Brilliant. And come on, a week earlier is STILL earlier. This is Star Wars on Blu-ray
BluRayFreak
  Mar 30, 2011
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My midi-chlorians are reacting :-)

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Lucy Diamond
  Mar 30, 2011
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Why is it that no matter how many times I buy StarWars on home video...it NEVER gets old!!!

The original trilogy should be issued at birth!!!

Empire Strikes Back Blu on continuous loop!!!!
tjubb
  Mar 30, 2011
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September cannot get here soon enough. Need something to watch since we might not be watching football

karavarus
  Mar 30, 2011
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Day before my birthday!
Russell22
  Mar 30, 2011
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to quote anakin skywalker - yipee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kenkraly2004
  Mar 30, 2011
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Very cool looking forward to the release.

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Jamison
  Mar 30, 2011
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A most excellent birthday present!

jasonicus
  Mar 30, 2011
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I'll take it any earlier I can get it. Awesome news. Would be great if Amazon got it to me that day, but I expect to have to wait until the following week to watch them.
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nomadic76
  Mar 30, 2011
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Bring it on baby!!!

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repete66211
  Mar 30, 2011
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I just jizzed in my pants!!!

But really, this won't mean a thing by October 1.
lristen86
  Mar 30, 2011
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I think I might just have to wait until februrary to watch the Phantm Menace. I havn't seen it since the theatrical release so it might be fun to experience it fresh in 3d. Nonetheless, it is definitely the last chance I am going to give to a the conversion process.
MeE
  Mar 30, 2011
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I believe it is an unwritten rule for someone to post the following on every discussion so I'll do it this time.

OK but where are the James Bond titles?

Just Kidding! (Assorted objects hurled at Me) Ouch! Ow! That hurts! Ow! OK! Stop already!

lico
  Mar 30, 2011
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great shot kid THAT WAS ! IN A MILLION!!!!
magicpod
  Mar 30, 2011
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Msr. Lucas maximizing cash flow again...not pre-ordering until i see the reviews / hack job results. Star Wars SHOULD have been a Blu-ray pioneer, not a party late-comer!

Jerec
  Mar 30, 2011
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Hmmm I might wait for the 3D releases.
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yellariel
  Mar 30, 2011
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i like the prequels...i dont see anything wrong with them its a way to see character development in my point of view

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The Apocalypse
  Mar 30, 2011
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@magicpod

Yes, and having by now, outdated codecs? Yeah, that would've been a GREAT idea... Before assuming something, just wait and see, huh? People are always saying Lucas is maximising cash flow, guess what? He's a businessman and wants to make money. I'm sure all directors do it, if not, then they're idiots. Waiting was wise, IMO, but don't make assumptions about the quality of the product.

Verbal
  Mar 30, 2011
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3 months and 26 days after my birthday! Thanks, Lucasfilm!

Rainman208
  Mar 30, 2011
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Just in time for my birthday. Sweet.

Verbal
  Mar 30, 2011
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MeE - actually, the more appropriate question on this thread would be "okay, now where's the Indiana Jones trilogy?" That or some crack about Howard the Duck.

CacaPooPoo
  Mar 30, 2011
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Not that I don't appreciate a sooner release date, but why the hell retailers hold "all sorts of launch parties" on the 27 but they can on the 16th?
Well, as long as I get my Original Trilogy earlier I'm good. Couldn't care less about the prequels though.
Thy_Fett_Returns
  Mar 30, 2011
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I'm looking forward to both the new features and whatever changes Lucas has made to the films. I know for a fact that puppet Yoda from TPM is being replaced with the digital version from the other two films because Lucas released pics of it years ago. I'm really hoping some of the other scenes are re-integrated like the extended lightsaber fight on Tatooine.

Bluyoda
  Mar 30, 2011
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Just in time for my Birthday which is 1 month 6 days and 13 hours later! Thanks Lucasfilm!

rdkimes
  Mar 30, 2011
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What?! You mean that something else will be the top seller for the week besides an animated Disney movie! FINALLY!!

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Canada
  Mar 30, 2011
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I think this is the first time I have heard of a release date being moved up.

DaleDark
  Mar 30, 2011
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@CacaPooPoo: Well Fri. is the beginning of the weekend (most b&ms have more staff on Fri., Sat., & Sun.), and its around most ppls payday. Obviously, they could do release parties whenever they want, but I imagine that for retailers, doing a release party(ies) on days where they already schedule extra ppl is easier than having to do it on a day when many of their part-time weekend staff would be unavailable.

soul embrace
  Mar 30, 2011
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great news the day before my birthday

Verbal
  Mar 30, 2011
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Date has yet to change on Amazon.ca, for the record.

Blu-Jawa
  Mar 30, 2011
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Friday is a Cooler Release Date IMO. they should all blu-rays on Fridays.

vettesweetnos
  Mar 30, 2011
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Yaay. That is my birthday. Canceling my preorder because this will make the perfect gift for me. haha. Great news!

rollinwith26s
  Mar 30, 2011
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THE SOONER THE BETTER =)

rollinwith26s
  Mar 30, 2011
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I'm with Blu-Jawa on this. Friday is def a better release day. It is so hard trying to get to the store during the week.

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FLskydiver
  Mar 30, 2011
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Theater companies would not want all Blu-ray releases on Fridays (competing with theater offerings). Home video is released on Tuesdays for a reason.

rev.and.ride
  Mar 30, 2011
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Impressive. Most impressive.

phatrat1982
  Mar 30, 2011
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Well closer to my birthday maybe now I can start hinting at this being the only thing I want this year.

FOOTE
  Mar 30, 2011
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I have a good feeling about this.

BluPix
  Mar 30, 2011
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@ phatrat1982: The previous date happened to be my actual birthday and I considered the preorder a gift to myself. But I'm certainly not complaining about having the complete series box a few days earlier. I'll still consider it a birthday gift. An early birthday gift. Good news.

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pchin
  Mar 30, 2011
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I will hold my breath first & wait for the review before jumping in to get a copy. Just wana make sure no boo boo is made on the PQ & SQ.

Blu-violet
  Mar 30, 2011
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yeah, let's rush out the first version and double dip the super duper ultimate collectors deluxe version in 2013

dannalexcon
  Mar 30, 2011
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original trilogy my ass.

boz55
  Mar 30, 2011
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SWEET!

shamon
  Mar 30, 2011
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I WILL BE GETTING MINES .

hoofhearted
  Mar 30, 2011
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i'll be on it like flies on ribroast!

Mr. Joshua
  Mar 31, 2011
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Old date realease keep they should have....

Mr. Joshua
  Mar 31, 2011
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I've been waiting a long time for this....

Mr. Joshua
  Mar 31, 2011
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Yay, launch party!

JOHN MFN D.
  Mar 31, 2011
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Awesome! Fridays are my Mom's day off, so she can drive me to get it!

Steel Panther
  Mar 31, 2011
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Jerks! I booked the original week off work for vacation... =(
Bearjew
  Mar 31, 2011
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What is wrong with your face

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wvl
  Mar 31, 2011
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YES! Yeepee!
perdition
  Mar 31, 2011
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Lucas wasn't satisfied with the date and now he changed it? WHY!!!
Erik E. Erik
  Mar 31, 2011
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This news comes exactly one month and thirteen days before my birthday in May! Seriously, though, unless the original trilogy in its original form is included, I'm sitting this one out. The whole "Teenage Anakin Ghost" at the end of Jedi is almost as big of an abomination to me as the Midichlorian nonsense. It negates everything Luke was saying in Jedi. It negates "You were right, tell your sister you were right about me." No, Luke, you were wrong. He was never good again. I hate it so much!!!!

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megafan999
  Mar 31, 2011
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Can't wait to get more info, like extras and packaging!
peterraes
  Mar 31, 2011
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great news they changed the date,but i will not pre-order untill i see a official statemend that the original trilogy box set does contain the theatrical versions,i have no interest in the "modified" versions at all,erasing a actors face in the end is a sheer lack of respect towards the original actor and butchery to the movie,i cannot and will not tolerate it.
i do have my hopes still set tough that lucas will announce it the unaltered versions will be there due to demand from us the fans and buyers!
all us purists want are that the movies be cleaned properly for the blu ray release (4K scans at least!)and to include the original audio track lossless ofcourse:)

Lincoln6Echo
  Mar 31, 2011
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As for PQ goes, the biggest improvement should be Ep. I. If you look at the DVD, the PQ is absolutely atrocious. For instance, when the droid tanks roll into Theed on Naboo, you see them in the background. The resolution is so bad and washed out with high contrast, that you can't make out what's really there.

Lincoln6Echo
  Mar 31, 2011
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The Force is Strong with this One.
reidw
  Mar 31, 2011
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Uh, how does a Friday launch facilitate "launch parties?". Why does the day matter?

crashfellow
  Mar 31, 2011
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I know it's easy, but any info or guesses on regions for this?

Sith
  Mar 31, 2011
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I already feel sick and need a vacation day!!!!
TrenchRun
  Apr 01, 2011
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there are no more theatrical versions..lucas has no intention of preserving the film history that he himself has created.

rjmacnc
  Apr 01, 2011
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"I find your lack of faith disturbing!" - This will be a great Friday!!!

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The Apocalypse
  Apr 01, 2011
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@TrenchRun

<sarcasm>Thank you for those comments, they have been forwarded to Lucasfilm Ltd and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation for further action to be taken</sarcasm> Really now, what's done is done. For what it's worth, I don't like it that they're not releasing the OT versions on BD either, but it's just the way it has worked out, like it or not. I am going to enjoy this release as the most anticipated BD for me, of all time, and I'm focusing on what we DO have, not what we DON'T.
kmccarney88
  Apr 01, 2011
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I love how when they released The Lord of the Rings on blu ray and they released only the theatricals there was pretty much a worldwide boycott by a LOT of people not to buy it until they released both versions. Where the hell are those people now? This is more important to boycott because, unlike The Lord of the Rings, there is actually a bad version here.....and it's the one being released. Its so damn important that they restore the original versions, not just to please the fans, but to save the versions of these films that actually made movie history......not this bullshit George fatass Lucas has decided is the ONLY VERSION we are apparently allowed to watch.

Its a shame people dont understand that if you were to actually boycott this, causing them to lose money, then they would finally get the message that they have no choice but to release the originals.

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The Apocalypse
  Apr 02, 2011
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People make out Lucas to be the next Hitler or something, and that is utter crap. Time and time again people take this stuff too far, I think Star Wars is the greatest film franchise of all time, but I don't sit there and cry about the fact that the OT versions will probably not be in this set. Oh, and by the way, "bad" in this case, is entirely subjective. Human beings are alive, that is a fact. Whether the prequels or SEs are bad, is an opinion. And people are entitled to hold either view, but saying that Lucas is a despicable human being, and the worst thing in the world, is utter bullshit. It's the movie business. Money is as money does. Buy it, don't buy it. Get over it.

EvolutionCherry
  Apr 02, 2011
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Like Lucas or not, at least he succeeded where Warner Home Video failed with The Lord of The Rings EE, he gave us a...sorry three decent BD sets. Might not release the original untouched versions of the first trilogy, but unlike LOTR EE BDs, the set will consist of nothing BUT BDs and no need to change discs to watch the whole movie.

So because Lucas did not fumble the ball with this release, unlike Warner did with LOTR EE BDs, I'll upgrade my Star Wars collection.

RIKANA
  Apr 04, 2011
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yay:3 sooooooo going to look forward to that weekend X3

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IndefinentBlu
  Apr 06, 2011
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My brother works at best buy and he said that the manager had a meeting with all employees about this and they are doing a launch party and that ALL staff will need to work OT on that weekend.

indiephantom
  Apr 07, 2011
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Too soon!!!


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