Back when the home market war was waging between High-Definition and Blu-ray, George Lucas hinted that his company was leaning towards that of the Blu persuasion. With that in mind it’s not shocking to now hear directly from Lucasfilm on the eventual format conversion for the Star Wars saga. IGN reports that Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet discussed the development at this weekend’s Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (see our coverage of C2E2 here).
“We have been at work for a couple of years working onâ€”I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuffâ€”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 aboutâ€¦ there are some real treasures.”
When will the set come out? Sansweet says, “We’re not ready to announce exactly when it’s coming out, but it won’t be in the too distant future.”