Entire catalogue now available
May the orders be with you: Star Wars, the download
Retailers are offering all six films from 10 April at $20 (about £13.50) per movie, or $90 (£60) for the whole collection.
The two studios that share the rights to the franchise, Disney and 20th Century Fox, have released the films on a number of platforms are pre-orders are already available Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Instant Video and XBox.
Chat rooms are already frothing with excitement while bemoaning the fact that the original trilogy consists of the “special edition” features, which includes director George Lucas’s CG elements and animals, and the betrayal of Hayden Christensen’s ghost.
The downloads are HD resolution and there are a number of extras including behind-the-scenes interviews and deleted scenes.
“It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms,” Alan Bergman, President of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement. “We’re very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time.”
The news comes just weeks after Disney announced that the eighth episode in the series would be released inMay 2017.
The seventh episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will make its debut on 18 December .