Remember yesterday when we learned about an iOS app that would offer sneak peeks at the bonus features of the Star Wars Blu-ray box set? Well, "Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access" is now available for free from the iTunes App Store. It's currently iPad-only, but that will change on August 2nd, when iPhone and iPod touch owners will also be able to install it. No word yet on when or if the app will make it to other major platforms like Android.
If you don't have an iPad and you want to see what's in "Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access," check out Engadget's hands-on with the app right here. Lucasfilm's brief press release from StarWars.com is below.
Preview Star Wars: The Complete Saga with Early Access App
Before Star Wars: The Complete Saga hits shelves on September 16, fans can get a sneak peek 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 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).
For fans lucky enough to score a ticket to Comic-Con International, 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!