During a panel at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago, Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm's Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations, stated that the company has been working on a Star Wars
Blu-ray set. "We have been at work for a couple of years working on—I won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff—but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material", said Sansweet.
Sansweet didn't give a date, but he said " it won't be in the too distant future." The Digital Bits
, quoting industry sources, says that Lucasfilm "tentatively plans the official Blu-ray release to happen in October 2011." Obviously, with the Alien Anthology
coming later this year, a 2010 release of Star Wars
can be safely ruled out, and considering that A New Hope
opened theatrically in May 1977, late 2011 would be a natural choice for a 35th Anniversary Edition Anthology.