Star Wars series to be released on Blu-Ray on September 16 in US

After months of speculation, Lucasfilm has finally announced when the long awaited Blu-Ray disk versions of the Star Wars movie series will be released. Engadget reports that today (which for some reason is an unofficial "Star Wars" day) Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox revealed that the Blu-Ray versions of the beloved sci-fi movie saga will be released on September 16 in North America. The rest of the world will get the Blu-Ray versions a few days earlier on September 12.

The press release reveals some of the details on the whopping nine-disk release which will include all six movies in the Star Wars saga. Each movie will include two audio commentaries. One was made especially for each movie and will feature Star Wars creator George Lucas and other members of the cast and crew. The other commentary track will include older interviews with the cast and crew of each movie.

The other three disks include a massive amount of behind-the-scenes materials. Two of the disks will include extended, alternate and deleted scenes from all six movies along with more interviews and behind the scenes material. The final disk includes a boatload of older documentaries made to promote the original Star Wars trilogy and three all new features. One looks back at The Empire Strikes Back, considered to be the best of the Star Wars movies. Another is called Star Warriors which takes a look at the well known fan run Star Wars group the 501st Legion. Finally there's Star Wars Spoofs, a 91 minute collection of many of the various parodies of the series that have been done by TV shows and others.

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