Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox are about to launch an app that will give iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users a sneak peek at the bonus features of the Star Wars Blu-ray box set. Engadget has the press release, as well as a few screenshots from the app (click through to see those).
Before STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA hits shelves on September 16, fans can get a sneak peak at the 40+ hours of bonus footage on the Blu-ray collection through the Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access App. The App, available for all iDevices including the iPad and iPhone will highlight a sampling of bonus materials featured in the Blu-ray collection, including never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm Archives such as matte paintings and concept art; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more.
The Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access App will be available for free download at the iTunes store on JULY 20th.
For fans lucky enough to score a ticket to Comic-Con, stop by booth #3528 to check out the App and get an even bigger sneak peek at the Blu-ray Disc and experience one of the Saga's most iconic moments from a unique, in-universe vantage point!
As the press release says, you'll be able to download this app starting tomorrow.
UPDATE: Lucasfilm's press release is up and it includes one clarification not present in the text that Engadget posted:
The Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access App will be available for iPad only as a free download at the iTunes store in the US on JULY 20th. On August 2nd it will release in the US on all iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iTouch) and will release globally (France, Germany, Australia, UK).
UPDATE #2: Engadget has posted a video where they go hands-on with the iPad version of the app. Check it out here!