New Star Wars Blu-ray release details

My good mate Vic Barry over at The Movie Bit has gotten himself a little bit of a scoop regarding the forthcoming Star Wars Blu-Ray release.

We already knew that Lucas wouldn’t be bringing us the original versions of the movies but rather the digitally remastered ones (boo hiss!) that appeared in the cinema a few years back and on the DVDs. Now it also appears that we will get the digitally updated 5.1 version of the audio too. This came to light in a conversation between Academy award nominee Matthew Wood of Lucasfilm/Skywalker Sound and The Movie Bit.

There is also some nice nuggets about life on the Skywalker Ranch in the interview. The entire conversation is available over on TMB, I rather suggest that you check it out.