With the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim 9 days away there was bound to be news surrounding the upcoming Force Awakens but I don’t think anyone saw this coming.
Late Monday Disney and LucasFilm announced the April 10th release of the Star Wars Saga on HD Digital release. In a press release announcing the release Alan Bergman, President of Walt Disney Studios, shared his thoughts on why now was the time to globally release the films.
“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation. 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.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy added, “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.”
The full press release with details on the special features offered can be found over at here.