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You get all the Star Wars movies online!

2015-04-08 18:00

Los Angeles - The six original Star Wars movies are being released online in digital form for the first time, the studios behind the iconic franchise has announced.

The films Star Wars: a New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005), will be available from 10 April on outlets like iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

"Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation," said Walt Disney Studios head Alan Bergman in a statement late Monday.

"It's only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we're very excited to finally bring all six films to Digital HD for the first time."

A new episode in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is due for release on 18 December this year in the United States.

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