Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Imperial arrival! Darth Vader and the 501st inspect London. Image: FOX/SUBSTANCE.

It's been a busy week for FOX and their UK Blu-ray press team as they, with star support from Anthony Daniels and numerous iconic STAR WARS characters, launch THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray.

Here's the press release:

LONDON, UK. (September 12, 2011)  As the UK becomes the first country in the world to release STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray, London will feel the Force like never before as droids, Stormtroopers, Jedi and the Sith invade the city in a week-long Star Wars spectacular culminating in the galactic transformation of the BT Tower into the World’s Largest Lightsaber™.

The week commenced with a rude awakening from the Dark Side, as Darth Vader and a sinister fleet of Stormtroopers took to the streets in an Imperial March that will sent shivers down the spines of Londoners.  The march began at St. James’ Park where they joined Changing of the Guards activities, before proceeding to HMV on Oxford Street to meet shoppers as they queued to get their hands on the highly anticipated Blu-ray release.

Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels (C-3PO in all six episodes) will provide a lighter touch on Tuesday 13 September as he meets fans at the grand opening of the HMV at the new Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, signing copies of STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray.  The loveable droid was central to all six smash hit movies and Daniels’ portrayal makes him a favourite with many Star Wars fans.

On Thursday 15 September, from inside the exclusive star-studded launch party at the top of the BT Tower, Daniels will press a button lighting up the London skyline for one night only as it morphs into a Jedi Knight’s elegant weapon of choice, projecting a giant ‘blue ray’ of light from the top of the tower.

In the words of Darth Vader himself, “This will be a day long remembered” by Star Wars fans in the UK and across the world.

For the latest news and updates for Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, be sure to visit or

May the force be with you…

Check out the great photos at the FACEBOOK site here: Stormtroopers in London | Facebook

UPDATE: 16/9/2011. Check out the London BT Tower lit like a lightsaber!
Darth Vader and the World's Largest Lightsaber (London BT Tower) (4)

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1 comment:

Royn-Ber Wendjaifa said...

Old Darf there is on the wrong side of Trafalgar Square to catch a bus, it's all pedestrianized. Looks like he's got a long walk up to the Post Office Tower, or perhaps he could catch the Tube at Charring Cross up to Warren Street. Other than that, he looks a bit lost.