All 6 Star Wars films are headed to Google Play April 10th for $20 each


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Many of the Star Wars junkies out there likely already have both the original and follow-up trilogies on DVD, VHS or Blu-Ray by now, but what about digital? Lucasfilm and Disney have been reluctant to go that route for quite some time, but those fears seem to have melted as all 6 Star Wars movies will be available for digital purchase online beginning April 10th.

Stores where the goods are available include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and yes — Google Play. The films will cost you $20 each to start, though that’s not much more expensive than these movies usually go in the digital realm. You can also snap up the entire collection in one fell swoop for $89.99, saving you about $30 if you’re addicted enough to plunge for it all at once.

There is one unfortunate catch to this: these aren’t the original, unaltered films. They’re the “special edition” re-releases that change up a bit of the original sounds, dialog and visuals for purposes of remastering and fulfilling George Lucas’ original vision.

Star Wars purists (we’re talking about the hardest of hardcore) will likely have an issue with that, though those of you who don’t know right from wrong in this regard will likely be fine. You can place your pre-order right now at Google Play and expect the films to unlock as the calendar turns to April 10th.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Has hell been frozen over? Welcome to the 21st century Disney/Lucus. This should have been done years ago.

    1. I think it has more to do with Disney than Lucas. He would have milked this a LOT more.

      1. It has EVERYTHING to do with

      2. I often forget this. Thanks for the correction. Edited my comment to include both.

    2. Fun fact – I bought the entire series of 6 movies on Blu-ray about 2 years ago for $60 from Amazon when it was released.

  2. Should have waited until Starwars day.

  3. Would it kill them the release the original trilogy unaltered?! No sale

    1. I seem to remember hearing somewhere recently that they are going to release the unaltered trilogy soon in the run up to the new movie

      1. I heard the same thing, and they’ll be on Blu-Ray. If they’re the same or better quality as the DVD versions of the unaltered originals Lucasfilm released about 5 years ago, I’ll be a happy camper.

      2. I’m not holding my breath. Lucas seems hell bent on never, ever giving the fans what they actually want.

        1. Thankfully though, Star Wars is no longer his. Disney is a company much more attuned to giving the people what they want.

    2. I can’t be the only one who read that in Vader’s voice.

      1. You have failed for the last time, Mr. Lucas.

    3. Han shot first.

      1. Wise choice

  4. im old school. I like my BluRays ;-)

    1. Really? LoL!!

    2. Mine have been on my Plex for the longest time. I think this is a pass for me as I did the whole VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray thing. It’s in the digital format I’m looking for now.

  5. $20 each, pass. No longer worth more than $6 each.

  6. These are NOT the droids I’m looking for.

  7. These are not the downloads I am looking for. $20 for all of them would be closer to a deal.

  8. You can either buy them, or follow these tips to save $120…
    (1) Watch them at a friend’s house
    (2) Watch them on a previous medium you already paid for, such as BluRay
    (3) Take your BluRay copies to Walmart for a ‘Disc-to-Digital’ conversion ($2 for BluRay-to-Digital; $2 for DVD-to-Digital SD; $5 for DVD-to-Digital HDX)
    (4) Watch new movies
    (5) Wait for Star Wars to air on TBS/TNT/AMC
    (6) Visit your local library for a rental copy (libraries are free; some carry a decent DVD/BluRay collection; libraries often borrow from each other, just make a request).

    …I intended on being sarcastic here, but it turned out to be informative. I’m a bit disappointed in myself.

    1. Wait what is this about taking dvds and blu rays to Walmart for digital conversion? I have the vhs, dvds, and Blu rays of star wars so I could probably let one of them go to get a digital conversion. How would I go about doing this?

      1. Don’t.

      2. Unless Lucas/Disney is also releasing these on Ultraviolet, that won’t work. All Walmart does is verify you have the DVD or BluRay and unlock the movie on Ultraviolet. They don’t actually “convert” anything, so they movie must exist on Ultraviolet already. Vudu, Best Buy, and others do the exact same thing. It’s a rip off, they’re just trying to get you to pay for the same movie you’ve already bought on DVD/BluRay again on digital.

    2. or just torrent them. Why continue to pay for something you apready paid for? Now bluray or digital hd is justifiable, but standard def in disc or digital, naw

    3. Mortal Kombaaaaat!!!!

  9. I’m still holding out for HD remasters of the original original trilogy. I could live with some of the special edition changes, but even worse than Greedo getting a shot (and missing) is ghost-Hayden being added to the end of Jedi to replace the original Anakin actor.

  10. I might be willing to pay $20 for the whole 6-movie set, but sure as hell not each.

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