Star Wars Heads to Blu-ray, But Which Jabba Will We See?

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Here we go: At this weekend’s Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations, told IGN that a Star Wars box set on Blu-ray isn’t far off.

“We have been at work for a couple of years working on-I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff-but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures.”

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At the surface, this is good news for Star Wars fans, but please note: it seems unlikely that Lucas will release the original versions of the films. Since the films’ release, Lucas has tampered with the franchise, leaving us with more than one CGI-infused version with some not-so-positive results. No one wants to see that awful-looking CGI Jabba, but does this mean Lucas will restore him in all his animatronic glory? Probably not.
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No official release date for the set has been announced and Sansweet notes, “We’re not ready to announce exactly when it’s coming out, but it won’t be in the too distant future.”

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