Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is set hit theaters this December, bringing with it the end of the decades-spanning Skywalker saga. And though that beloved story may be wrapping up, Star Wars fans may never stop watching it. In that spirit, a recent report from The Digital Bits suggests that Disney might finally give us the ultimate way of doing so.
And that form could be a massive Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD box set! The articles goes on to list several reasons as to why the collection, which would feature all nine episodes, would be a great idea – not the least of which include The Rise of Skywalker‘s scheduled home video release, and the fact that The Empire Strikes Back will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year.
“We already know that the classic trilogy has been scanned from the original negatives (new 4K masters are done and ready), and the prequels will no doubt be upsampled and digitally restored.” the report explains. “Whether Disney and Lucasfilm would consider including the original theatrical versions of those classic films is the $24,000 question. My gut tells me to assume they won’t, at this point. Then, if they do, you can be pleasantly surprised. So take that all as a rumor for now and stay tuned for more here as it comes in.”
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Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see if this rumor reigns true. Though with the significant gap between The Rise of Skywalker and any future Star Wars films, it’d be the perfect time for Disney to make this distribution move.
And you know what else, it’d be about time, too! It’s almost crazy to think that in the seven or so years since their acquisition of Lucasfilm, hardly any Star Wars products have popped up in 4K. Perhaps they’ve had this plan laid out since the beginning, but only the high hats at the House of Mouse would know the answer to that.
Tell us, though, would you be into seeing a 4K Blu-ray set for the Skywalker saga? As always, you can sound off in the usual place down below.
Source: The Digital Bits