Thursday, May 04, 2006

Han Solo shot first!

The mega Empire that is Lucasfilm just announced the original (non mucked-with) Star Wars trilogy will be available this fall!

Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing individual, 2-disc sets each for Star Wars; The Empire Strikes Back; and Return of the Jedi. Each set will have the 2004 digitally remastered (some would say, bastardized) version of the movie, and the original theatrical edition of the film (in glorious Dolby 2.0). We get to watch Star Wars as it was in 1977 (and Empire in 1980 and Jedi in 1983).

Check out the news at

And, since it's Lucasfilm, it's not going to be just the trilogy released.

Also to be released at the same time will be LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, the sequel to LEGO Star Wars, one of the best concepts since combining peanut butter and chocolate.

There will also be a new line of toys from Hasbro and LEGO, a new book (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn, set 1,000 years before Episode IV/A New Hope), and the book, The Making of Star Wars: A New Hope (both titles to be published by Ballantine Del Rey).

And that's not even talking about the CGI series currently under development (and under wraps) at Lucasfilm Shanghai, and the live-action TV series slated for 2007 (which has got to be better than the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special).

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