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Original, Unaltered Cut Of Star Wars Trilogy To Be Released On Blu-ray By Disney?

August 18th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Finally Star Wars fans can bask in the glorious outcome of their omnipresent online pressure of obtaining the original cuts of parts IV, V, and VI on Blu-Ray (Ed, …we always get our way). Possibly.

Disney/Lucasfilm are finally planning to re-release the original unaltered Star Wars films in their original unaltered cuts in Blu-Ray format. It has been a long time coming, but the wait will surely be worth it.

According to, the project has been underway for sometime now. However, the process has been more complicated than originally expected due to unforeseen damage that affected the original negatives that are needed to facilitate the process. Thankfully, the endgame is to release all three moves: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, in their fundamentally original form without any of the added SFX that were implemented for their theatrical re-releases.

Unfortunately, due to these complications there has been no official release date as of yet. But, rumour is Disney plan to release the original three movies on Blu-Ray just in time for the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII.

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.