Star Wars arrived on Blu-ray last week and, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn, instantly became the top selling DVD of all time. Actually it made more money on Blu-ray in a single week than most theatrically released movies have all year.
The official Blu-ray money haul so far is $84 million in Star Wars Blu-rays sold worldwide. And it’s just the beginning. That number’s going to keep right on climbing, well, forever. There’s never going to come a time when people stop buying this Blu-ray… unless of course Lucas actually released the original version of the films without all his tinkering. But that, of course, will never happen.
Those of you who wish people would stand up and boycott this stuff as a way of protesting Lucas’s ruination of his own movies probably knew this would happen, so no surprises here. Personally I’ve decided to stop caring about Star Wars and have moved on to a more relevant, classic sci-fi franchise: Star Trek. William Shatner himself has pointed out a few reasons why that might be a good idea, right here.
If you did buy the Blu-rays though, there’s no shame in that. Most people simply don’t care about preserving their memory or the quality of these films, at least not as much as they care about crystal clear high-definition picture. I can’t blame them. Blu-ray really does look that good.
If you bought Star Wars on Blu-ray, let us know if you’re happy with your purchase, in the comments below.