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Star Wars to Return to the Big Screen in 3D

Star Wars fans will be pleased to hear that the classic films will be coming to a big screen (again!) near you soon – but this time in 3D.

In a Galaxy Far Far Away … well, the USA actually … it was announced that Star Wars is to get a 3D makeover.

The first movie to go 3D in the saga will be Episode One: The Phantom Menace.

Landing in the US on February 10th 2012, the Phantom Menace is the first prequel of the original trilogy to start the Star Wars 3D epic journey.

Lucasfilm Ltd and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that the films will be shown in chronological order, starting with Episode One Phantom Menace, first released in 1999.

Conveniently for George Lucas, none other than Lucas Industrial Light & Magic is supervising the 3D conversion.

“It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results,” says John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic.

“For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”

News of the official release was announced on StarWars.com earlier this week.

Happy fans have welcomed the news, one person commenting on the website, “Gonna wear a costume at the premiere!!!!! YES YES YES YES YES YES. STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3D!!!”

It is yet to be announced when the films will be coming to the UK.

Star Wars on Blu-Ray

It was announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Live 2011 that from September all six of George Lucas’ films will be available in one complete Blu-ray DVD set.

The box-set includes three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features that all Star Wars fans will love. These include some never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, as well as an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives.


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