Star Wars Digital Release to hit Xbox First


Today Disney announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection – all six epic Star Wars films for the first time on Digital HD – and Microsoft confirmed that Xbox is a digital distribution launch partner. They're offering exclusives for customers who purchase the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection on Xbox Video, the digital service for new movies and next-day air  from Microsoft.

Disney, Lucasfilm, and Twentieth Century Fox announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, being released on April 10th – available for pre-purchases on Xbox Video now. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, plus all new never-before-seen bonus material, will be available as a complete collection or individually digitally on April “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” are now available for pre-purchase on Xbox Video. Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.

Microsoft is offering two exclusives for fans who purchase the six-film bundle on Xbox Video: everyone’s favorite scrappy astromech droid, R2-D2, via Xbox Live avatar companion, and the action-packed Star Wars Pinball Pack for the free-to-play game “Pinball FX 2” for Xbox One or Xbox 360. In addition, Disney is offering an exclusive Star Wars featurette only on Xbox Video; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive an exclusive early look at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox-exclusive featurette when they pre-purchase the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection bundle on Xbox Video on or after April 6th, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in their high-def. glory on April