Star Wars Blu-ray boxed set coming in fall 2011

Good news first. In the fall of next year, Lucasfilm will release a collection of all six Star Wars films on Blu-ray with extras a-go-go. The bad news? The films may not be sold separately, and Greedo shot first.

Lucas spoke with the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog from Celebration V in Orlando. The DVDs have not been priced yet. Lucas also confirmed that the Blu-ray releases would indeed be the 1997 versions of the original trilogy. Y'know, the ones in which Han pulls second and Jabba appears in A New Hope:

Star Wars Blu-ray boxed set coming in fall 2011


"We've been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it [...] You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally [...] It's a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.

Oh well. I pour a glass of Bantha milk out for you, "Lapti Nek."