Ah it’s that time again…The new Star Wars VHS/DVD/CD/Soundtrack/toys are about to be released and we, the loving fans (who PAID for the Prequel trilogy!) are being asked to shell out our hard earned shekels for another version of the two trilogies that inspired god knows how much cos-play.
Of course, this isn’t just any old release with a dust busted image and Han acting in self defence, no sir. These are the BLU RAYS. Yes, I capitalised, just as I suspect George Lucas would want, an appropriate level of Rancor. The Star Wars trilogies on Blu Ray, at long last, provided you didn’t download the 1080p torrents. All those new behind the scenes extras! All those revelatory interviews! Hitherto unknown secrets about the making of the films finally being revealed!
It’s well known that we can’t wait to get our hands on Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray that launches on September 12th, and we’ve just heard to whet our appetite somewhat – Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox will be showcasing the special release at the Empire Presents…. Big Screen – at London’s O2 arena next weekend.
Here’s the details;
On August 12-14th, Empire Presents…Big Screen will play host to a variety of rare treats for Star Wars fans of all ages
C-3P0 himself, Anthony Daniels, will be on hand on August 12th and 13th to introduce a very special Industrial Light & Magic presentation, where the geniuses behind Star Wars’ ground-breaking effects will guide audiences through the secrets of the beloved movie series.
Joining Anthony Daniels on stage will be two of ILM’s most key talent – Digital Artist John Goodson and Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George. Fans will hear from Bill and John as they take us on a journey behind the scenes of the films while revealing exclusive new content which will be found in the upcoming release of STAR WARS™: THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray.
In addition, on Saturday August 13 only, there will be an incredible Star Wars Blu-ray Lounge, in association with Panasonic. This amazing installation will bring the high definition wonder of the upcoming STAR WARS™: THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray to a virtual living room at London’s O2, with some exclusive sneak peeks at some of the 40-hours of special features never-before seen in the comfort of our dedicated lounge. Attendees will also receive a limited edition Star Wars character mask! Fans are also invited to the lounge on Saturday to share and record their own personal Star Wars story as part of the Star Wars Stories Project.
Meanwhile, over the duration of the weekend, every fan attending Empire Presents… Big Screen will have the special opportunity to be photographed on part of a replica Star Wars set, complete with legendary characters C-3P0 and R2-D2 – a memorable treat for families and fans of all ages. Families are also invited all three days to take part in the Star Wars Padawan Training where attendees will learn how to use the force to save the galaxy.
Tickets for Empire Presents… Big Screen start at £10, with a Day Pass just £35
For tickets to Empire Presents…Big Screen, go to www.empirebigscreen.com
This article was first posted on August 5, 2011