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Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be Released on BluRay

Star Wars: The Complete Saga to be Released on BluRay

Star Wars fans everywhere will be able to geek out to the films in all their BluRay glory come September.  Last week at CES Twentieth Century Fox announced that it will release three separate sets of BluRay Discs (The Complete Saga, The Prequel Trilogy and The Original Trilogy).

According to the press release at StarWars.com:

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.

“With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete Saga from start to finish,” said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing, Online, Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. “And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible.”

You can see a preview here, read the whole press-release here and pre-order  your copy from Amazon here.

So will this be the version where Han shoots first or the version that was re-released with the “improvements”?  Are you going to shell out the $90 (Amazon’s pre-order price) for this?

Cool Interactive You Tube Video from Sesame Street

I’ve never seen anything like this before!  The folks over at Sesame Workshop have made an awesome interactive YouTube video.  By embedding links to other videos in the first video they have essentially created a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style experience.   This one features Cookie Monster and his friend Emma learning about buoyancy and introduces kids to the concepts of the scientific method.

Sesame Workshop has really done something cool and innovative here, and as is their style, it’s done with high production value and many teachable moments (Kitty wanted to know what a hypothesis was after watching the clip).