Thursday, May 5, 2011

Star Wars Day - A making like no other

On Wednesday May 4, Star Wars fans all around the world celebrated Stars Wars Day. A day that recognizes one of the greatest stories ever told and one of the most memorable cinematic events created to this day.
Darth Vader as depicted in The Empire Strikes ...Image via Wikipedia

Thousands wrote quotes on Twitter or created interesting hashtags to celebrate the day and all over the Internet Star Wars enthusiast were exclaiming, “May the fourth be with you” (the play on words that is the foundation for the day itself).


This year, Star Wars fans had something extra to celebrate with the news of the complete saga being released on Blu-ray Disc this fall. Star Wars: The Complete Saga, a nine-disc collection which contains all six movies as well three discs full of special features and previously unreleased content.


Discs seven and eight, Star Wars Archives: I-III and Star Wars Archives: IV-VI includes interviews with cast and crew, concept art, deleted and alternate scenes, and more. The ninth disc, The Star Wars Documentaries includes new documentaries; Star Warriors, a short tribute to the 501st Legion, A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later, a featurette with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams and their look back at the making of The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Spoofs, a collection of spoof clips from other popular television shows. The disc also includes previous released documentaries such as The Making of Star Wars, Anatomy of a Dewback and others.


The Star Wars website gave in-depth about each of the disc. The site could also be unlocked to reveal images from the upcoming releases once the site was shared via Facebook or Twitter.


The disc set will be released internationally on September 12 and on September 16 in North America from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox.