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Okay, we’ve learned that Avatar gets a second bite of the Blu-ray apple by coming out with a 2D version first, followed later by a 3D version. If that strategy works for new science fiction on Blu-ray, why would it not work for the classics in your local cinema? And what is more classic than Episodes One through Six of the Star Wars saga?

Reuters broke the story that Luke Skywalker and friends will be returning to the big screen starting in 2012, but in 3D this time. Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox are reworking the movies into stereoscopic versions so that we will get to enjoy them all over again. The conversion is being done by Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic, and they are working on them in episode order (as opposed to the order in which they were originally released, which started with Episode Four).

So dust off your model of the Millenium Falcon and get that cinnamon-bun hairdo ready; a long time ago we went to a distant galaxy, and it looks like we’re headed back there again!

Posted by Alfred Poor, October 1, 2010 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.