I was eight years old when the first Star Wars appeared in theaters in 1977 and the movies have been a part of my life since then. My home office theme is Star Wars, my online user name was created from my favorite character Han Solo, and the easy gift for me is anything related to Star Wars.
As I was watching the NCAA Final Four last night I saw a commercial appear that made my Fitbit Surge heart rate sensor spike on the charts. Star Wars is making its digital debut this Friday, 10 April, and as a heavy mobile device user I cannot wait to get it on all my devices to view as I commute, travel for business, and enjoy the saga on the road.
Star Wars fans are excited for the release of the next Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, in the 2015 holiday season. It's directed by J.J. Abrams and set approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Walt Disney now owns Lucasfilm and I can't wait to see this new series and share it with another generation.
Star Wars has been released a few times on different mediums and with enhancements, but this is the first official digital release. All six films will be available along with special features that include conversations with key contributors, discoveries from the inside episodes, deleted scenes, and more. Unfortunately, these HD copies do not include the original untouched release I grew up with as a young boy.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated:
We're thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars saga on their digital devices wherever they go. These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we've created some very special bonus material which delves into the saga's rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists - the masters who helped George bring his iconic universe to life.