Lucasfilm has announced the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars complete first season DVD, and has promised it will be filled with extras that give viewers a chance to see how the show is put together from beginning to end.

“I’m a longtime Star Wars fan, and the same’s true for a lot of the guys working on the show,” said supervising director Dave Filoni. “And as a fan, I know that Lucasfilm can be pretty secretive. They’re famous for it. But we’re all so proud of the work that’s gone into The Clone Wars, and we wanted to share some of our production tricks, and open up the vault and reveal our efforts. You’re going to get unprecedented access, to see the nuts and bolts of our series – from concept to finished animation.”

All those extras appear in The Jedi Temple Archives, which are exclusive to the Blu-Ray DVD edition of the series.

“The live-action saga was just the beginning. The universe is vast, and there are so many more stories to explore beyond Anakin’s fall and redemption,” said series creator and executive producer George Lucas. “The scope of the war gives us the perfect vehicle for a weekly series, allowing us to look at how the conflict has affected the farthest reaches of the galaxy, including characters, creatures and races we only glimpsed in the feature films. Animation has allowed us to visualize the worlds and characters of Star Wars in all new ways.”

Take the jump for the breakdown of what is included in the collection, that arrives in stores on November 3, 2009.

Special Features:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is presented in widescreen with English, Spanish and French 5.1 DTS audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Bonus features include:
  • Seven Director’s Cut Episodes:
  • Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence, Lair of Grievous, Rookies, Storm Over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth and Liberty on Ryloth
  • 22  Episodic Featurettes that go behind-the-scenes with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and crew  about the making-of each episode
  • Spectacular 64 page production journal that includes early sketches, artist notes, and concept art from each episode from Season One

Blu-ray Exclusive – The Jedi Temple Archives

  • An extensive database exploring test footage, early concept art, 3-D character and object turnarounds and early animation. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout.

As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights – including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Yoda and padawan Ahsoka Tano – struggle to maintain order and restore peace.  But despite the best efforts of these brave protectors, more and more planets are falling prey to the sinister forces of the dark side…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars features the voices of Matt Lanter (“90210”) as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein (“That’s So Raven”) as Ahsoka Tano, James Arnold Taylor (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”) as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Tom Kane (“Wolverine and the X-Men”) as Yoda.

via Lucasfilm

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  1. July 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    A must buy! But I guess now I have to break down and buy the movie Blu Ray, I was hoping it would be in the set.

  2. July 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    I really wanted to hate this series… too bad it had to be pretty awesome.

    Now I’m glad I invested in that PS3 last year. If the Blu-ray edition of Spectacular Spider-man would just come out now, all would be right with the world.

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