The 'Star Wars' Saga Finally Coming to Digital Download

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April 7, 2015, 10:20 AM
PHOTO: Princess Leia is seen in an earlier "Star Wars" installment.
Princess Leia is seen in an earlier "Star Wars" installment.

— -- That galaxy far, far away is coming to a digital device very close to you.

Lucasfilm, which is owned by ABC News' parent company, Disney, has announced that on Friday, April 10, the "Star Wars" saga will debut for purchase digitally for the first time ever.

Streaming services like Amazon, iTunes and Google Play will feature "The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection" for purchase: the original six "Star Wars" movies, from "Episode I: The Phantom Menace" to "Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi."

Both the original trilogy films -- 1977's "A New Hope," 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back" and 1983's "Jedi" -- as well as the prequels, which include 1999's "Phantom Menace," 2002's "Episode II - Attack of the Clones," and 2005's "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," will also come packaged with behind-the-scenes material and other extras.

"We’re thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the Star Wars saga on their digital devices wherever they go," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.

"These films broke new ground in technology, design, sound, and visual effects, and we've created some very special bonus material which delves into the saga's rich history, including new and never-before-released conversations between legendary Star Wars artists -- the masters who helped George [Lucas] bring his iconic universe to life," Kennedy added.

Kennedy is one of the producers behind J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters on Dec. 18.

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