by Jonathan Wolk and Aitch Cee Star Wars fans!!! Rejoice!! There is great news and some not so great news coming out regarding Star Wars! THIS FRIDAY, April 10, 2015, ALL SIX Star Wars films will be available for download on iTunes, Google, Play, VUDU, Amazon, Xbox Video, Playstation Store and Verizon FIOS. You can buy all six as a collection or as each movie. So what is the bad news? It won’t the original cut that many fans were looking for and often rumored to be released. So, yes, it will be another release with the crazy CGI that some of us hate. Also if you buy it through Xbox Video you will get a R2-D2 avatar companion as well as some digital pinball tables. Pricing is $19.99 on iTunes or Google Play and the bundle on Google Play is priced at $89.99 or $99.99 on Xbox Video. Click here to preorder now The movies will also contain Bonus features as listed below.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE Conversations: Doug Chiang Looks Back. The design director showcases his Star Wars conceptual drawings and models and discusses his collaboration with George Lucas. Discoveries From Inside: Models & Miniatures Previously released bonuses: “The Beginning”; The Podrace: Theatrical Edit; plus eight deleted scenes.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES Conversations: Sounds In Space. Original Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt and his “apprentice,” Matthew Wood, who worked with him on the prequels, discuss how they built the distinctive sound effects of the galaxy. Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed Previously released bonuses: “From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II”; State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II; and “Films Are Not Released, They Escape”; plus Visual Effects Breakdown Montage and six deleted scenes.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH Conversations: The Star Wars That Almost Was. Jonathan Rinzler and Pablo Hidalgo, historians for the Star Wars universe, reveal how the stories we know almost went in very different directions. Discoveries From Inside: Hologram & Bloopers Previously released bonuses: Documentaries “Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III”; The Journey Part 1; and The Journey Part 2; plus six deleted scenes.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE Conversations: Creating A Universe. Production designer Roger Christian and concept artist (turned director) Joe Johnston discuss building the Millennium Falcon and other iconic pieces of the Star Wars universe. Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber Previously released bonuses: “Anatomy Of A Dewback”; Star Wars Launch Trailer; plus eight deleted scenes.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Conversations: The Lost Interviews. Never-before-heard interviews with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and others from the making of the original Star Wars. Discoveries From Inside: Matte Paintings Unveiled Previously released bonuses: “A Conversation With The Masters” (2010); “Dennis Muren: How Walkers Walk”; “George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979”; and “George Lucas On The Force: 2010”; plus six deleted scenes.
- STAR WARS – EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI Conversations: The Effects. Visual effects artists dive into the groundbreaking technological advances that Star Wars made possible, including “accidents” that paved the way for innovation. Discoveries From Inside: The Sounds Of Ben Burtt Previously released bonuses: “Classic Creatures: Return Of The Jedi”; “Revenge Of The Jedi Teaser Trailer”; Return Of The Jedi Launch Trailer; “It Began TV Spot”; “Climactic Chapter TV Spot”; plus five deleted scenes.