With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker having now virtually left cinemas, the 42-year Skywalker saga is over. It’s been a hell of a journey, encompassing 4 nice films, two mediocre ones and three terrible ones (I’ll allow you to resolve which go through which classes). To mark the event, Lucasfilm and Disney are releasing an extra-special 4K Blu-ray field set containing the total story, plenty of bonus options and a ebook full of gorgeous Ralph McQuarrie (RIP) artwork. In complete, followers will get a whopping 27 discs of fabric for the princely sum of $250.
One different cool factor the set comprises although is a signed letter from Mark Hamill commemorating the top of his involvement in Star Wars. And now, with an HD picture of the set out there on-line, an enterprising fan has zoomed in and transcribed what that letter says.
Right here it’s in full:
What a rare journey it’s been. Again in 1976, when Carrie, Harrison, and I had been testing for our roles in what was then referred to as “The Adventures of Luke as taken from The Journal of the Whills Saga: The Star Wars”, there’s no manner we may have recognized what an extremely wealthy and imaginative set of adventures this obscure little house film would launch, inspiring eight extra chapters to inform the complete Skywalker story. For a few of you, that journey started with us over 40 years in the past, inviting Star Wars into your lives from the seats of only a few dozen theaters in its first days of launch. For others, might have joined us someplace alongside the best way, from the harrowing saga of younger Anakin’s descent to the darkish facet within the prequel trilogy or the introduction of a completely new technology of heroes within the sequel trilogy.
As Carrie as soon as stated, Star Wars is about household, and that’s what we’ve all turn into — one large neighborhood who shares the frequent expertise of those tales and the elemental values they instil in us. Whether or not you’re a relative newcomer to the Star Wars galaxy or a very long time U.P.F. (extremely passionate fan), am deeply grateful on your continued enthusiasm and dedication to George’s faraway galaxy, which is able to proceed to develop with new storytellers constructing an excellent larger galaxy stuffed with heroes, villains, motion, romance, and, in fact, the Pressure.
Might the Pressure be with you… at all times.
It’s touching stuff, although I can’t assist however surprise if we’d be sitting right here 4 a long time on from Star Wars‘ launch in the event that they’d caught with the unique title of The Adventures of Luke as taken from The Journal of the Whills Saga: the Star Wars. Hamill’s phrases are clearly spoken from the guts, and although The Rise of Skywalker has apparently capped off his involvement in a galaxy, far, distant, I wouldn’t be stunned to see him return in some form of cameo look in future films or TV exhibits.
If nothing else, this field set mainly encompasses forty years of evolution in blockbuster cinema – from the fashions, puppets and modern motion-controlled digicam work of the Authentic Trilogy, the then-groundbreaking CGI of the prequels and proper by way of to the slick mixture of the 2 within the Sequel Trilogy.
It releases on March 31st and can seemingly by no means be reprinted, so in case you desperately need this, then now’s the time to order a duplicate.