Posts Tagged ‘Blu-Ray’

Lightsabers Spotted on Japanese Trains

Pete Vilmur | September 22, 2011

Lucasfilm associate Ken Ogawa recently sent us a handful of snapshots from Japan depicting the lightsaber handrails being used to promote Star Wars on Blu-ray in the Land of the Rising Sun. And just in case riders didn’t get the not-so-subtle hint that something Star-Wars-y was afoot, several transit posters promoting the Blu-ray release were also displayed throughout the train cars.

For more images of Star Wars Blu-ray related promotions seen throughout the world, check out our ever-expanding Flickr series here.

UK Celebrates Star Wars Blu-Ray Release Team | September 14, 2011

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to release Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, London will feel the Force like never before as droids, Stormtroopers, Jedi and the Sith invade the city in a week-long Star Wars spectacular culminating in the galactic transformation of the BT Tower into the World’s Largest Lightsaber.

The week commenced with a rude awakening from the Dark Side, as Darth Vader and a sinister fleet of Stormtroopers took to the streets in an Imperial March that will sent shivers down the spines of Londoners. The march began at St. James’ Park where they joined Changing of the Guards activities, before proceeding to HMV on Oxford Street to meet shoppers as they queued to get their hands on the highly anticipated Blu-ray release.

Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO in all six episodes) provided a lighter touch on Tuesday 13 September as he met fans at the grand opening of the HMV at the new Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, signing copies of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray.

On Thursday 15 September, from inside the exclusive star-studded launch party at the top of the BT Tower, Daniels will press a button lighting up the London skyline for one night only as it morphs into a Jedi Knight’s elegant weapon of choice, projecting a giant ‘blue ray’ of light from the top of the tower.

In the words of Darth Vader himself, “This will be a day long remembered” by Star Wars fans in the UK and across the world.

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Special Star Wars Blu-ray Events! Team | September 14, 2011

Want to see your favorite Star Wars characters and get cool collectible swag as you pick up the Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray? Check out these fun events in the United States below!

SEPT 15, 2011
Best Buy Star Wars Midnight Madness
Various Best Buy Stores -11:30 PM

Meet and take pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters as you celebrate the release of the Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray at this midnight release event at the following Best Buy stores:

  • Best Buy Union Square — 52 E 14th St. #64, New York, NY
  • Best Buy North Avenue — 1000 W North Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Best Buy West LA — 11301 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Receive a free Best Buy-exclusive t-shirt with purchase of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (while supplies last) and as an added bonus, the first 25 people in line receive a $10 Best Buy gift card!

SEPT 16, 2011
Wal-Mart Star Wars Midnight Madness
Your Local Wal-Mart Store – 12:00 AM

Come in costume and enjoy Star Wars-themed cupcakes as you celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray at your local Wal-Mart store. As an added bonus, an exclusive collector’s poster will be available to the first 50 customers to purchase any of the Star Wars Blu-ray sets.

SEPT 17, 2011
Sam’s Club Star Wars Blu-ray Party
Various Sam’s Club Stores (see below) 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray with costumed characters and more at a special event at the following Sam’s Club stores around the U.S.:

  • 3500 S.E. Club Blvd., Bentonville, AR
  • 3081 N. Highway 112, Fayetteville, AR
  • 12920 Foothill Blvd., San Fernando, CA
  • 2601 Skypark Dr., Torrance, CA
  • 2151 Shepard Rd., Normal, IL
  • 3415 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS
  • 3900 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA
  • 4240 Winterville Pkwy., Winterville, NC
  • 4900 N. 27th St., Lincoln, NE
  • 600 N. Springdale Rd., Waukesha, WI

Comic-Con 2011: The Rebel Base Experience Team | July 21, 2011

Starting off San Diego Comic-Con International with a bang… quite literally the biggest bang in a galaxy far, far away! Fans got a first look at the Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray in The Rebel Base Experience. Inside the mysterious giant box, fans got to experience one of the Saga’s most iconic moments — the destruction of the Death Star — from a unique, in-universe vantage point at booth #3528.

Here’s a sneak peek inside:

Check out the latest photos in our Comic-Con 2011 Photo Gallery on Flickr.

Stay tuned for more Comic-Con coverage and surprises right here!