The website TechRadar is reporting a very interesting rumor today: later this year, Panasonic may be packaging a 3D Blu-ray version of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with its entertainment products. Check out this excerpt from the story:
Star Wars: Episode 1 ? A Phantom Menace is currently in cinemas in its 3D state and a source has revealed to TechRadar that the 3D Blu-ray will be launched as soon as the spring - though we reckon it looks more like a September launch - and Panasonic will bundle the Blu-ray with its home cinema setups ? much like what it did with the recent Blu-ray releases.
If true, this rumor would indicate that Lucasfilm is eying an accelerated home video release schedule for the 3D versions of the Star Wars movies. Fans have long been wondering whether Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox would release each 3D movie in theaters and on Blu-ray in the same year, or wait until the entire saga had been re-released in theaters and do a 3D box set.