With the release of The Force Awakens in December not to mention the upcoming, revamped edition of Battlefront from DICE, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for the Star Wars brand in over a decade. But before looking to the future, Disney is ensuring fans have another opportunity to remember the franchise’s beloved past with the digital release of all existing films.
Due to hit digital shelves on April 10, it’s understood that the compilation will be available through a variety of outlets, including Google Play, iTunes and Xbox Video. Packing the usual behind-the-scenes features, deleted scenes and the ilk, Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection will be released in high resolution, and through a statement on the official site, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy welcomed the franchise’s transition to digital HD.
“It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time. 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.”
Long-time Star Wars fans may have to persevere with the much-maligned digital enhancements and revised CGI, but there’s no doubting that this digital release will generate a lot of excitement within the franchise’s community. After all, the space-faring masterpiece has been released onto seemingly every platform under Tatooine’s two suns since its inception, and it’s only fitting that all six episodes are made available to the streaming generation.
Star Wars: The Digital Collection is currently available to pre-order ahead of its arrival on April 10.
Source: Star Wars