An Update to The Star Wars Saga Blu-rays ReviewPosted on 2011-05-19 18:25:10 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Back in February, I took a semi-informed, speculative guess at the contents of the forthcoming Star Wars Saga Blu-ray. With an additional press release sent to media last week (despite LucasFilm's promise that "all will be revealed"), there are still quite a few gaps in our collective knowledge. So I thought it would be best to update you all on what we will definitely see and are likely to see in the Star Wars saga boxset, when it goes to market on September 12th in the UK, the 14th in Australia and the 16th in the US.
With previous comments by Lucas, I find it extremely unlikely that we will see the original release versions of the film committed to Blu-ray. Instead we will likely see minor additions to the versions of the film that were released to DVD in 2004, which in turn were minor additions to the 1997 'Special Edition' versions. It has been confirmed that the Yoda puppet from all scenes in The Phantom Menace has been replaced with the CG model that was produced for Attack of the Clones. Whilst not previously released in full, a snippet can be seen on 'The Chosen One' documentary from the Revenge of the Sith DVD (or find it on YouTube).