Lucasfilm has said that there will be a special “Star Wars” announcement tomorrow at CES, delivered by Darth Vader and a phalanx of stormtroopers at the Panasonic stand. From the invitation, it’s clear that the announcement will be about “the complete saga” - Episodes I through VI - coming out on Blu-ray. So far, no surprise - Lucasfilm talked this up a few months ago. The real questions are - why will this be at the Panasonic stand ? Is this going to be another “3D Avatar” exclusive deal ? Will these be retro-3D versions ?
And - more importantly - exactly what versions ? I’m secretly hoping for the original cuts but we all know what George Lucas thinks about those getting a release . Reluctantly, I suspect the announcement will be about the revised versions of all six films being spruced up for Blu-ray, with the 3D versions a Panasonic exclusive for a year. Let’s just hope that somewhere buried deep in the supplemental sections is the ultimate SW Easter Egg...the “Star Wars Holiday Special” !