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Star Wars digital HD movie collection to be released on April 10

04.07.2015

Star Wars Digital Movie Collection

Lucasfilm, Disney and 20th Century Fox have announced that all six Star Wars films will be available on digital HD for the very first time beginning Friday, April 10. Prices weren't mentioned in the announcement, but Amazon already has them listed for pre-order at $19.99 a pop, and the entire collection is going for $89.99.

The movie downloads will come with a "curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film," as well as new bonus features*, including "Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise."

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on the Star Wars digital HD release:

We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars Saga on their digital devices wherever they go. These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we’ve created some very special bonus material which delves into the Saga’s rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists – the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.

Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman:

It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to digital HD for the first time.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures
Legacy content includes “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Conversations: Sounds in Space
Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed
Legacy content includes “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Episode II Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was
Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers
Legacy content includes documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Conversations: Creating A Universe
Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
Legacy content includes “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Conversations: The Lost Interviews
Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled
Legacy content includes “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Conversations: The Effects
Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt
Legacy content includes “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters on December 18, 2015.

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

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7:22PM on 04/07/2015

Another Disney/Lucas Money Grab

So while folks splashed out money on the Bluray and didn't get a Digital copy like almost all the rest did we're expected to pay $20 a piece or $90 for the whole thing.... No Thanks... Bite Me
So while folks splashed out money on the Bluray and didn't get a Digital copy like almost all the rest did we're expected to pay $20 a piece or $90 for the whole thing.... No Thanks... Bite Me
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5:28PM on 04/07/2015

Gee thanks

So now I can play this beautiful classic in any format EXCEPT the one where its sound and picture will look the best, i.e. my TV? No thanks
Look kids! I have the speeder bike scene on my tiny ass phone! What? No I think look is the pixel on the left, not the right.
So now I can play this beautiful classic in any format EXCEPT the one where its sound and picture will look the best, i.e. my TV? No thanks
Look kids! I have the speeder bike scene on my tiny ass phone! What? No I think look is the pixel on the left, not the right.
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6:45PM on 04/07/2015
So you have never heard of Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or Roku? LOL.... wow.
So you have never heard of Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or Roku? LOL.... wow.
2:40PM on 04/07/2015
They have already had a digital version it is called the Despecialized version and you can get it for free. There is NO version of of the original trilogy I will buy until it is un-fucked.
If you really want to see what it was like back in the day, get the Despecialized version, it was like a 2 hour orgasm watching that as it should be.
Until Disney ponies up with that Blu-Ray version they are never getting another cent of my money.
They have already had a digital version it is called the Despecialized version and you can get it for free. There is NO version of of the original trilogy I will buy until it is un-fucked.
If you really want to see what it was like back in the day, get the Despecialized version, it was like a 2 hour orgasm watching that as it should be.
Until Disney ponies up with that Blu-Ray version they are never getting another cent of my money.
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1:52PM on 04/07/2015
OK, there is clearly some confusion. Digital HD means that you will be able to download the movies and play them on any device. Did anyone actually read this? [link]
OK, there is clearly some confusion. Digital HD means that you will be able to download the movies and play them on any device. Did anyone actually read this? [link]
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12:40PM on 04/07/2015
Digital HD sucks, bluray has better picture and sound. BD>HD
Digital HD sucks, bluray has better picture and sound. BD>HD
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1:50PM on 04/07/2015
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12:38PM on 04/07/2015
Digital HD sucks, bluray has better picture and sound. BD>HD
Digital HD sucks, bluray has better picture and sound. BD>HD
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7:40PM on 04/07/2015
Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the info.
12:37PM on 04/07/2015

Layman question

Are the blurays better quality than these digital HD versions or other way around?
I don't really watch movies on phones or tablets...
Are the blurays better quality than these digital HD versions or other way around?
I don't really watch movies on phones or tablets...
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12:40PM on 04/07/2015
Yes bluray has better picture and sound. Bluray has 50GB of data vs digital being compressed to only 7GB
Yes bluray has better picture and sound. Bluray has 50GB of data vs digital being compressed to only 7GB
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11:03AM on 04/07/2015

Love the Special Edition, but it's time for the originals on Blu ray!

Lucasfilms said months ago they were intending to release the originals, so all you fanboys can stop screaming for the originals. I remember a day and age (early 1990s) when kids at school would say, "Over time Star Wars looks way too fake". Then the Special Edition was released with the perfect blend of CGI effects with models which still holds up beautifully to this day!
You can get the originals on DVD, but HD blu ray will be soon hopefully.
Lucasfilms said months ago they were intending to release the originals, so all you fanboys can stop screaming for the originals. I remember a day and age (early 1990s) when kids at school would say, "Over time Star Wars looks way too fake". Then the Special Edition was released with the perfect blend of CGI effects with models which still holds up beautifully to this day!
You can get the originals on DVD, but HD blu ray will be soon hopefully.
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12:35PM on 04/07/2015
I'll stop screaming when they're out...
I'll stop screaming when they're out...
10:38AM on 04/07/2015
Blu-Ray un-fucked-with original trilogy, please.
Blu-Ray un-fucked-with original trilogy, please.
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10:18AM on 04/07/2015
Haha, the crippled digital versions collection costs more than the Blu-ray boxset... classic Di$ney.
Haha, the crippled digital versions collection costs more than the Blu-ray boxset... classic Di$ney.
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10:05AM on 04/07/2015

Anyone know where to get untainted versions???

I still have my original trilogy on VHS with the THX sound upgrade, but no bastardized CGI inserts. Anyone know where to get these versions on DVD/Bluray? I can't watch the versions with the "new" scenes, they completely take me out of the film. Also on the same topic, anyone know where to get a version of ET with shotguns intact? I hate when people fuck with old movies... just leave them be!
I still have my original trilogy on VHS with the THX sound upgrade, but no bastardized CGI inserts. Anyone know where to get these versions on DVD/Bluray? I can't watch the versions with the "new" scenes, they completely take me out of the film. Also on the same topic, anyone know where to get a version of ET with shotguns intact? I hate when people fuck with old movies... just leave them be!
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10:21AM on 04/07/2015
The original versions were released on DVD as an extra disc but they're letterboxed and the transfers aren't great. Fan restorations are the way to go with them, especially if you want them in 720p/1080p.
E.T. - either the Blu-ray (which is only the theatrical cut) or DVD "Collector's Edition" (which has both).
The original versions were released on DVD as an extra disc but they're letterboxed and the transfers aren't great. Fan restorations are the way to go with them, especially if you want them in 720p/1080p.
E.T. - either the Blu-ray (which is only the theatrical cut) or DVD "Collector's Edition" (which has both).
10:36AM on 04/07/2015
Oh nice, I've been wanting to watch ET recently, but I refuse to watch a doctored version
Oh nice, I've been wanting to watch ET recently, but I refuse to watch a doctored version
10:44AM on 04/07/2015
Search for the "despecialized" edition. It's insane how much work went into the restoration.
Search for the "despecialized" edition. It's insane how much work went into the restoration.
9:57AM on 04/07/2015
FO. We should all get free downloads for buying the original VHS, remastered VHS, updated remastered VHS, Laser disc, DVD, remastered DVD, Re-re-re-updated special edition master collectors edition DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray, Collectors edition Blu-ray. I'm actually shocked they don't make you buy each of the "extras" as add-ons....oops.
FO. We should all get free downloads for buying the original VHS, remastered VHS, updated remastered VHS, Laser disc, DVD, remastered DVD, Re-re-re-updated special edition master collectors edition DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-ray, Collectors edition Blu-ray. I'm actually shocked they don't make you buy each of the "extras" as add-ons....oops.
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9:17AM on 04/07/2015

Booooo

Still the crappy special editions. GIVE ME THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS!!!!
Still the crappy special editions. GIVE ME THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS!!!!
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