Star Wars saga gets Digital HD release on Xbox Video, iTunes, and Google Play on April 10 [Update]

A Digital HD version of all six Star Wars films will be headed to Xbox Video, iTunes, and Google Play at the end of the week.


[Update: Sony has announced they'll also have the full saga on PlayStation Video on April 10.]

Star Wars fans need to prepare for yet another release of the Star Wars saga as LucasFilm has announced all six films will soon be available across various digital platforms. This includes iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Video as all films will be available starting April 10.

Fans of the films can purchase Digital HD versions of each movie individually, or getting them all at once as part of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. All six films will come with bonus content, including documentaries, deleted scenes, interviews with production staff, and a look at each films’ models and sets. Out of all three digital platforms, Microsoft is the only digital marketplace that offers an incentive for purchasing the complete collection by offering an R2-D2 Avatar Companion as well as a copy of Star Wars Pinball.

LucasFilm has yet to put a price on the Star Wars movies, either individually or for the complete collection, although the Google Play Store is listing each film at $19.99 with the complete bundle retailing for $89. The upcoming Digital HD editions also appear to be the “updated” versions of the films George Lucas decided to “improve,” so Star Wars purists will need to wait a little longer for the original versions to become available.

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      April 7, 2015 9:02 AM

      I can't fathom why I would spend 89 dollars on 5-7Mbps Digital encodes when I can get the Complete Blu Ray set for the same price. Convenience? These digital prices are really whack. I got Big Hero 6 with Blu, DvD and digital copy for 5 bucks less than the digital copy is selling itself. I don't understand economics.

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      April 7, 2015 9:26 AM

      It should also be noted that these titles tie into Disney Movies Anywhere, so you'll have cross viewing capabilities on Google, Vudu and iTune. BUT, Episode IV doesn't qualify for that. You'll only be able to watch IV on the platform you purchase it on.

      Amazon is also selling the digital versions, but is not tied into UV or DMA. Though I read a long while back that they are in talks about UV; which would be awesome.

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        April 7, 2015 9:39 AM


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          April 7, 2015 9:45 AM

          Fox has the license for New Hope in perpetuity. It's actually a small miracle Disney was able to get this pulled off. I assume they just didn't want rampant shares like what DMA allows; i.e. Fox wants us to buy it from each service.

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