The news we all wanted to hear has finally been announced.  Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox officially announced yesterday that all six live-action Star Wars films will arrive on the Blu-Ray format as a commemorative box set. Don’t do the Ewok celebration just yet as we have to wait until Fall next year.

The news, part of this week’s Celebration V festivities, promises “the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive special features – including documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.”

“Blu-ray is the absolute best way to experience Star Wars at home – in pristine high definition,” said George Lucas of the release, “The films have never looked or sounded better.”

At this time it is unclear what versions of each film will appear in the set. Past Star Wars home video releases have focused on the updated special editions, though fan demand led to a later, unrestored release of the original theatrical version on the DVD format.

Here at thebeardedtrio we can’t wait.  No longer will we need to squint to see if it really is a moon or a death star or if there are definitely sand people down there.  At last we will be able to see for sure that those blaster marks are too accurate for sand people, damn those Stormtroopers.

Ah hell with it…If anything calls for an Ewok celebration this is it.  STAR WARS BLU-RAY, STAR WARS BLU-RAY, STAR WARS BLU-RAY, STAR WARS BLU-RAY, STAR WARS BLU-RAY,STAR WARS BLU-RAY, YEAH!!!!!