For years Star Wars fans have been begging Lucasfilm, now owned by Disney, to re-release the unaltered original trilogy on Blu-Ray and now, according to Comicbook.com, we may finally get it. According to the report by the site Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be released prior to theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII.
The report also mentions:
the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX.
Our sources did not have an exact date as to when the original cut of the Star Wars Trilogy would be released on Blu-ray, due to the challenges Disney has encountered in pulling everything together.
So, who will be purchasing this upon release? I know I will!