If you’ve got a spare £199, then nine Star Wars films are heading your way in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.
Well, this one’s going to test your pocket. Expect at the end of March/early April is the release of the entire Star Wars Skywalker saga on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. This marks the first time that eight of the nine films have been made available on 4K disc, and a 27-disc set has now gone up for preorder.
It’s going to cost you a fair few quid, though. It looks like, in the UK at least, the set is exclusive to Amazon, and it’s asking £180 for the collection. That compares to £64.99 for the Blu-ray set and £44.99 for the pack on DVD.
You can find the full preorder listing here.
UPDATE: It looks as though Disney has upped the price of the set, for reasons unknown. The 4K set will now cost you £199, rather than the original list price of £180. The discs aren’t available as standalone on the 4K format in the UK either, although a listing has popped up in Australia that suggests that will be individual releases there too. More on this as we hear it.
The 4K collection will include nine 4K Blu-rays, the films again on the Blu-ray format too, and what looks like nine Blu-ray bonus discs for the extra feature. Those extra features haven’t yet been announced, but don’t expect the set to skimp on them.
Spec-wise, we know that the films will be presented in Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, but that’s all that’s been revealed thus far. 4K remasters of eight of the movies have already been made available on the Disney+ service in the US.
Expected around the same time is the 4K disc release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story too, although that’s not yet up for preorder.
Here’s the package art for the Star Wars set. More as we hear it…
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