Looks like we won't have to go to Toshi Station to pick up one of the most anticipated Blu-ray boxsets to grace the high-def media. Star Wars: The Complete Saga is coming to a retailer near you in September.
As a Star Wars fan I can honestly tell you I'll be really busy watching everything included in this set. However, I'm trying to figure out why the CAD price is $40 more than the US when our dollar has been closing the passed few days higher than that of the USA. Hopefully, I can get an answer from someone regarding that.
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA
The Most Anticipated Blu-ray Release In The Galaxy Is Now Available For Worldwide Pre-Order Starting Today
The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever – the Star Wars™ Saga – emerges from light speed this September 2011. For the first time, all six of George Lucas’ epic films (Episodes I-VI) are united in one complete set. Fans worldwide are able to pre-order now with online retailers.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Star Wars in three distinct sets to meet the needs of every Star Wars fan:
- Star Wars: The Complete Blu-ray Saga (9-disc Collectors’ Set includes all six films)
- Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
- Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE BLU-RAY SAGA will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE BLU-RAY SAGA will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.
Flanked by a legion of his finest Imperial Stormtroopers, Darth Vader himself joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 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.”
“With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete Saga from start to finish,” said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing/Online/Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. “And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible.”
“The Star Wars franchise has been the most anticipated Blu-ray release by Amazon’s customers,” said Bill Carr, Vice President of Music and Video at Amazon.com. “We think that Star Wars will be incredibly popular with our customers, and we expect pre-orders to be very strong.”