May the Force Be with Blu

May the Force Be with Blu

Aug 05, 2009

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If there is such a thing as a Holy Grail in the disc world, it has to be the Star Wars films—especially the original trilogy. No matter how many times George Lucas goes back and tinkers with them, and no matter how pissed off purists are that Han Solo shot Greedo first, no one will argue that the Blu-ray releases of these films would be bigger than the Empire itself. A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, it seemed like we waited forever to get Star Wars on DVD. It took even longer to get the original theatrical versions on DVD, allowing geeks everywhere to finally purge those pizza-sized Star Wars Laserdiscs from their collection. Now there comes hope—from Comic Con, not Obi-wan—that plans are underway to bring Star Wars to Blu-ray in the next few years. Examiner.com asked Steve Sansweet, the head of fan relations at Lucasfilm, if there was any talk of Star Wars on high definition. “We've been thinking about this for a while,” said Sansweet. “We know what kind of assets we want to use, we've done some work in cleaning up things, and it's really a matter of making that decision of when's the best time to release it.” Blu-ray Bob thinks the time is now so Blu-ray can boldly go where no disc has gone before...oops, wrong movie. The Star Trek franchise has already gone there.

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