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Question #23133 posted on 02/20/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I do not currently own any of the Star Wars movies because I'm waiting to buy all six in one big boxed DVD set. How long am I going to have to wait? Such a package does not currently exist, if I am not mistaken.

- If it's too much longer DVDs will become obsolete

A: Dear obsolete,

You're right, DVD's are going to become obsolete. Well, not quite obsolete, but the current format will. And the big box set you are referring to will probably not be in the current DVD format.

Straight out of Wikipedia:
2007 Blu-ray "archival" editions
Lucas has hinted in the past, and it is most likely assumed, that he will release his definitive, often called "archival" editions of all six of his Star Wars films on a next-generation home-video format in 2007. This release would coincide with, and celebrate, the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. It has been speculated that he will take this opportunity to make any final adjustments, changes, additions, and/or subtractions to his films for this final release. It is said that this edition will be released in a "saga" box set, and the home video format will most likely be Blu-ray, as 20th Century Fox, as well as he himself have said they prefer this format. Lucasfilm Vice President of marketing Jim Ward confirmed that in this final release, Lucasfilm is likely to return to John Lowry to do even more work on the films (possibly digital contemporisation of the original trilogy). He says "As the technology evolves and we get into a high-definition platform that is easily consumable by our customers, the situation is much better, but there will always be work to be done."
So, sometime next year and in Blu-ray.

-Rafe