The entire "Star Wars" saga, from "The Phantom Menace" to "Return of the Jedi," will arrive Friday on digital HD for the first time ever.
That means fans will be able to purchase all six films in George Lucas' space epic, either as a collection or individually, from such digital retailers as iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, Amazon, Xbox Video, PlayStation Store and Verizon Fios.
“We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the 'Star Wars' Saga on their digital devices wherever they go,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “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.”
Each digital release will come with two new bonus features, "Star Wars: Discoveries From Inside," and "Conversations," featuring insights from key contributors to the franchise. In addition, there will be a curated collection of classic "Star Wars" extras. Check out the breakdown of bonus features beneath the promo for "Star Wars": The Digital Movie Collection.
STAR WARS EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace
Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back
strong>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 (20th Century Fox)
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.