Star Wars 3D and Blu-Ray

Lucas lines up two more ways to get us to buy boxsets of the same movies we’ve bought 20 each already

According to IGN, Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet revealed news about Star Wars Blu-ray and Star Wars 3D this over the weekend at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (aka, C2E2, which was surely the name of one of the droids in Star Wars ?).

On the Blu-ray releases he said: “We have been at work for a couple of years working on – I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff – but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures. We're not ready to announce exactly when it's coming out, but it won't be in the too distant future.”

On the 3D releases he said: “George has publicly expressed an interest in doing Star Wars 3D. Right now there are a number of different technologies, there’s some criticism out there about some of the movies that have quickly changed to 3D, so you have to pick the right technology, you have to get it to a cost that makes sense, and you have to have the time of the director and producer – George – to actually go in there, because you can’t push a button and stuff goes in one end and comes out 3D… Saying all that, George remains very interested in doing the Star Wars movies, all six, in 3D, and I hope it will happen someday in the not too distant future.”

And, of course, after they’ve been released in the cinema, they’ll no doubt come out on DVD and Blu-ray as well.