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Original ‘Star Wars’ films coming to DVD

The original theatrical versions of the first three “Star Wars” films are finally coming to DVD on Sept. 12, two years after diehard fans blasted George Lucas for releasing only the digitally modified 2004 versions of the celebrated trilogy in a boxed collection.

This time, “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” will be available individually and appear on DVD exactly as they did in their respective theatrical runs in 1977, 1980 and 1983.

Each release, distributed by 20th Century Fox, will be a two-disc set that also includes the digitally tweaked 2004 edition. The DVDs will be available only through Dec. 31.

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