As per the Canada HiFi blogs, we have news that in 2011, Lucas will finally be bringing Star Wars to Blu-Ray. http://www.canadahifi.com/comments.php?id_entry=1047
I'm sooooo excited but the wait is killing me. These will be the Special Edition releases and not the original films. Hopefully, George will have done some further tweaking of those digital effects to make them look more credible on the Blu-Ray format, which is notorious for exposing imperfections.
It was back in 1977, when my parents took me to my first real movie (in a movie theatre). It was my mom's friend that told her she had to take her kids to see Star Wars. Well, all I can say is that first seeing a movie on a big screen, in a large venue, with pop corn and all the surrounding excitement was the first step to making it a memorable event. But, it was the movie itself, with it's fairlytale nature and groundbreaking special effects that absolutely blew my brother and myself away. After that there was no looking back - we were Star Wars fans for life. In fact, my facebook picture is me wearing a stormtrooper helmut.
I can't wait to get the new box set in my home! I can only imaging getting the soundtrack with the John Williams score in lossless format.