STAR WARS Blu-ray Box Set in the Works; Complete Lack of Surprise Sweeps the Nation

     April 18, 2010

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At the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet said they’ve been working on a Blu-ray box set for a couple years.  Here’s what he told IGN:

“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.”

I wouldn’t call it the Ultimate Set because that would mean Lucasfilm no longer wants money from you.  Hit the jump for a possible release date, to read Sansweet’s contradictory comment from last year’s Comic-Con, and to watch a fake trailer for the set.

It’s a good thing that Sansweet wouldn’t call it the “Ultimate Set” now because he already did that at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  Telling the Examiner:

“I can say with pretty good confidence that at some point in the next several years there will be a complete set of Star Wars movies and lots of extras and deleted footage and anything anyone could want.”

Here’s the funny thing: they could include nothing new and it would still sell like crazy.  Just having the Star Wars movies in high-definition would make it fly off the shelves.  But I’m all for including new special features and bravo to Lucasfilm if they want to make this a box set that fans can lose themselves in.

As for when we might actually see this set (“Ultimate” or not-and it’s not), Sansweet told IGN, “We’re not ready to announce exactly when it’s coming out, but it won’t be in the too distant future.”  The Digital Bits reports that their sources say the not-too-distant future is October 2011.

And here’s a fake trailer for the set.  Like with any good trailer, it’s always best to lead off with the stuff most people don’t like.

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