Last week, Best Buy accidentally leaked the long-rumored nine-film Skywalker Saga box set. This deluxe 4K Blu-ray collection spans 27 discs, takes in the nine films of the core Star Wars saga, will retail for $250 and releases on March 31st, 2020. It comes with a really neat looking book that showcases Ralph McQuarrie’s iconic concept art for the movies, too.
If you’re a diehard fan of Star Wars, this box set presents the films in their best-looking home release yet and should contain some cool exclusive special features. And it’s now available to pre-order. If you know you’re definitely going to want this, pre-ordering is a smart move, too. After all, this is a limited edition set and will probably sell out in much the same way as the ginormous Infinity Saga MCU set did earlier this year.
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But is The Skywalker Saga really worth watching all the way though? After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I’m a bit burned out on a galaxy far, far away and even if I weren’t, I’m not exactly eager to revisit the prequels (even in glorious 4K). Knowing that the tale eventually ends in a rather confusing and anticlimactic manner sours me on the whole experience a bit, too. Here’s hoping that these new 4K transfers get individual releases so I can just pick up the Original Trilogy at a later date.
If Disney really wanted to get into Star Wars fans’ good graces though, they’d bundle them along the original theatrical cuts of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. We know there are decent looking prints still out there without the unnecessary mid-90s CGI additions, so why not remaster them and make the ’77 Star Wars look as good as feasibly possible?
Source: Best Buy