Posted by Jeremy on February 27, 2020 at 08:17 PM CST
Whether you're a fan of the Prequel Trilogy or not, there's one discernible truth that you can't fault: that saga that took 42 years to tell has finally come to an end.

And with the completion of the nine Star Wars movies that featured at least one Skywalker (and two droids) comes the chance to combine the trilogy of trilogies into one giant box set - and Lucasfilm is presenting them in DVD, Blu-Ray and (for the first time ever) 4K UltraHD formats.

In terms of the movies included, all the boxsets will have the nine Skywalker Saga - The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker – which means that neither A Star Wars Story spin-offs will be in this collection.

The Prequel and Original Trilogy discs will include multiple audio commentaries by the cast and crew (taken from previous releases) and the Sequel Trilogy includes a mish-mash of audio commentaries (The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi) and a score-only version (The Last Jedi). No extra audio content is listed for The Rise of Skywalker which, no doubt, is being saved for its home entertainment release at the end of March.

Coinciding with the release of The Rise of Skywalker, the other eight Star Wars movies will be joining the already available The Last Jedi and Solo to purchase individually in 4K UltraHD format from March 31st.

Of course, it's the big kahuna - the Skywalker Saga box set - that everyone is waiting for, and there are three to chose from. This collector's edition set will be made available to the general home viewing market through DVD and Blu-Ray formats, and for - the aficionado - a 4k UltraHD version

The standard edition DVD boxset comes with nine discs - that's one for each movie - in a slipcase. The only additional features are the commentaries listed above.

This set is currently listed on Amazon but is unavailable to order.

Upping the ante is the 18-disc Blu-Ray edition. Like the DVD boxset it contains high-definition versions of all the Prequel, Original and Sequel Trilogy movies. Unlike the lower resolution format it has another nine discs, containing bonus features. These have not been officially revealed yet but are likely to be similar (or exactly the same) as the additional content included in the 4K UltraHD set, which is listed below.

You can pre-order this now at Walmart for $129.99 and have it delivered by May 2nd. Just in time for May The 4th Be With You! Alternatively you can order the region free version from, at a cost of around $85 including shipping and get exactly the same version for much less.

After years of DVD and Blu-Ray releases it is the 4K UltraHD version that's got fans sitting up and paying attention. This "most impressive" boxset has 27 discs: nine discs for the Blu-Ray edition, nine for the 4K version and the nine bonus discs in a hardbound slipcase.
Availability-wise, this is a Best Buy exclusive in the USA and Canada for US$249.99 and CA$349.99, respectively. Judging by the speed at which Best Buy's other exclusives have been selling out, pre-ordering sooner rather than later is the order of the day.

In the UK it is exclusive to (priced £199.99), who allude to the 26 hours of bonus disc contents, which include:
The Phantom Menace (approx. 181 mins)
  • "The Beginning" Feature-Length Documentary
  • George Lucas On The Digital Revolution
  • And much more…
Attack of the Clones (approx. 196 mins)
  • "From Puppets To Pixels: Digital Characters In Episode II" Feature-Length Documentary
  • State Of The Art: The Previsualization Of Episode II Documentary
  • And much more…
Revenge of the Sith (approx. 327 mins)
  • "Within A Minute: The Making Of Episode III" Feature-Length Documentary
  • The Journey Part 1 & 2
  • And much more…
A New Hope (approx. 101 mins)
  • Aboard The Death Star Overview
  • Discoveries From Inside: Weapons & The First Lightsaber
  • And much more…
The Empire Strikes Back (approx. 125 mins)
  • George Lucas On Editing The Empire Strikes Back 1979
  • A Conversation With The Masters (2010)
  • And much more…
Return of the Jedi (approx. 163 mins)
  • Conversations: The Effects
  • Death Star II Space Battle Overview
  • And much more…
The Force Awakens (approx. 149 mins)
  • Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  • Blueprint Of A Battle: The Snow Fight
  • And much more…
The Last Jedi (approx. 165 mins)
  • The Director and the Jedi
  • Balance of the Force
  • And much more…
The Rise of Skywalker (approx. 157 mins)
  • The Skywalker Legacy
  • Pasaana Pursuit: Creating The Speeder Chase
  • And much more…
Additionally, all have a lengthy and heartfelt letter from Mark Hamill, with a printed autograph.

Is this the ultimate home theatre release? While each set does have many hours of viewing contained in its box there are quite a few missing features - most obviously the threatrical cut of the Original Trilogy. (Those hoping to get the watch this must look to the 2008 box set of the Star Wars Trilogy which has the widescreen theatrical released versions.) One would think that with the compression standard available today these discs would contain all the previously released bonus footage and special fefatures.

Confusingly the official release date, according to, for the UHD box set is March 31st, while those retailers above have an April 20th release for the regular and blu-ray editions due to it being imported from Europe.

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