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 Comicbook.com, 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.