George Lucas announced today that all six live-action Star Wars movies will be released on Blu-ray in late 2011. Along with seeing every strand of Chewbacca's hair and Princess Leia look pretty in HD, the box set will also include documentary features and previously unseen footage. Pricing hasn't been announced yet.
But why did it take so long? Lucas says that they've been waiting for Blu-ray to take off:
"We've been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it"
True die-hard fans may be sad to hear that the first three movies - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi - won't be the original version of the movie, but rather the digitally restored version. But hey! Star Wars on Blu-ray! Nothing else matters. [New York Times]