Star Wars: Episode II Announced

Twentieth Century Fox have confirmed the Region 1 release date of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as being 12 November. In addition we now have the confirmed details of what will be appearing on the two disc set:

  • Attack of the Clones, mastered directly from the digital source by THX for superior sound and picture quality, presented in Dolby 5.1 Surround EX (English) and Dolby 2.0 Surround (English, Spanish and French)
  • Audio commentary by Writer-Director George Lucas; Producer Rick McCallum; Editor and Sound Designer Ben Burtt; Visual Effects Supervisors Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow; and Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman, offering personal insights into the making of the film.
  • Eight deleted scenes created for the DVD release, with introductions by George Lucas, Rick McCallum and Ben Burtt
  • "From Puppets to Pixels," an all-new, full-length documentary that tracks the revolution in digital character animation, featuring the creation of the digital Yoda, Dexter Jettster and more
  • "State of the Art: The Previsualization of Episode II," an all-new documentary featuring never-before-seen Animatics of Episode II
  • Ben Burtt and his team explain the process of creating the sound for Episode II in the all-new documentary "Films Are Not Released; They Escape"
  • Three behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring Episode II's storyline, action scenes and love story
  • All 12 parts of "Making Episode II," the web documentaries that first appeared here at starwars.com
  • The "Across the Stars" music video featuring John Williams
  • Downloaded by millions from starwars.com, the original theatrical teaser and launch trailers, plus 12 TV spots
  • Galleries of theatrical posters, print campaign from around the world, and never-before-seen production photos
  • An Episode II visual effects breakdown montage from Industrial Light & Magic
  • HoloNet News website
  • DVD-ROM weblink to exclusive Star Wars content
The US release will retail for $29.98 while in Canada we're looking at CDN$41.98, and we can expect both widescreen and fullscreen editions of the film.

Here is a look at the coverart for both the widescreen and fullscreen editions...






We expect the UK release to appear around the same time - my guess being 11 November at a £19.99 price point. We can expect pretty much the same in the way of extras as our US cousins but we'll almost certainly have the tiny cut that was made to the UK theatrical release of the film.

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