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Original Star Wars to be released on Blu-ray

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Star Wars purists may have their prayers to The Force answered when a remastered set of the original trilogy without George Lucas' irksome additions is released on Blu-ray.  

The long-running rumour of a non-Special Edition Blu-ray set has been the Holy Grail of fans for years and now Comicbook.com have claimed that an unadulterated trilogy is finally being prepared for release in the near future.

Star Wars creator Lucas first appended "A New Hope" to the first movie's title in 1981 and continued to pull CGI and FX levers to make minor and less minor changes to the trilogy which largely angered diehard fans.

Lucas declared that his new versions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi are now the official versions and while DVD copies of the original movies are available, fans have been clamouring for a superior quality Blu-ray release.

New and un-upholstered editions would mean a non-CGI Jabba The Hut, a Mos Eisley devoid of clearly pinned-on aliens and super freaks, and, crucially, the full and proper restoration of Han Solo's showdown with bounty hunter Greedo.

Now, if only they could completely erase The Phantom Menace, Attack of The Clones and Revenge of the S'ith . . . 

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