Star Wars: North American Home Video Releases

This list contains - as far as I'm aware - every North American release of Star Wars on home video. In addition to providing this list to anyone who may need it, I will also be using it to track my own collection. Any item that I own will be accompanied by a green lightsaber icon, any item I do not intend to buy will be accompanied by a red lightsaber icon. I will also be linking every single release to it's own page, with a brief description of the product, accompanied by a picture of the packaging and contents. This may take a while so be patient, and check back often. Remember, until I actually own an item, any pictures will be taken from Ebay, Youtube, etc. Some releases (i.e. the P/S and LB Box Sets of the THX Original Trilogy will be on the same page, allowing the packaging to be compared).

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Super 8 Film:

Under Construction

Betamax:

Under Construction

VHS:

1982: - 1st ANH Release (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)
- ANH (CBS "Drawer" Case) (P/S)

1983: - 1st The Making of Star Wars (CBS "Drawer" Case) (P/S)
- 1st SP/FX: The Empire Strikes Back (CBS "Drawer" Case) (P/S)
- 1st Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (P/S)

1984: - 1st ESB Release (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)

1986: - 1st ROTJ Release (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)
- ANH Re-release #1 (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)
- ESB Re-release #1 (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)

1987-1989?: - ANH Re-release #2 (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)
- ESB Re-release #2 (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)
- ROTJ Re-release #1 (Red Hi-Fi Corner) (P/S)

1989: - 1st From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga Release (P/S)

1990: - 1st Original Trilogy Box Set Release (fold out box with slipcover) (P/S)

1992: - "Collector's Edition" Original Trilogy Box Set (Holographic image on box, Bonus cassette: From Star Wars to Jedi...) (LB)
- Original Trilogy Box Set Re-release (same box & artwork as 1990 release, tape labels and trailers differ) (P/S)

1995: - THX "Faces" Original Trilogy Box Set (P/S)
- THX "Faces" Original Trilogy Widescreen Box Set (LB)
- Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection (Superclass: Imperial Star Destroyer Box Set) (LB)
- From Star Wars to Jedi... Re-release (P/S)
- The Making of Star Wars Re-release (P/S)

1997: - 1st "Special Edition" Trilogy Box Set Release (Gold Box = P/S , Silver Box = LB )
- "Special Edition" Trilogy Collector's Set (Bonus cassette, "Star Wars" paperweight, lithographs & more...) (LB)

2000: - 1st TPM Release (P/S)
- TPM Widescreen Video Collector's Edition (Artbook excerpt, 5 consecutive 35mm frames from a theatrical print) (LB)
- "Special Edition" Trilogy Box Set Re-release (Partially transparent slipcover) (P/S & LB)

2002: - 1st AOTC Release (P/S)

2005: - 1st ROTS Release (P/S)

CED:

1982: - 1st ANH Release (P/S)

1983: - The Making of Star Wars & SP/FX: The Empire Strikes Back (Both featurettes were included on the same disc) (P/S)

1984: - 1st ESB Release (P/S)

1986: - 1st ROTJ Release (Parts 1 & 2) (P/S)

Laserdisc:

1982: - 1st ANH Release (CLV) (P/S)

1984: - 1st ESB Release (CLV) (P/S)

1985: - ANH Re-release (CAV) (P/S)
- ESB Re-release (CAV) (P/S)

1986: - 1st ROTJ Release (CLV) (P/S)

1989: - ANH Re-release (CLV) (The LB release was matted incorrectly, omitting a small amount of the video along the top of the screen) (P/S & LB)
- ESB Re-release (CLV) (P/S & LB)

1990: - ROTJ Re-release (CLV) (The LB release had a thicker bottom bar, as the Japanese master was used, which left room for the Japanese subtitles) (P/S & LB)

1992: - ANH Re-release (CLV) (Corrected the matting problem from the 1989 LB release) (LB)

1993: - "Definitive Collection" Box Set* (CAV) (George Lucas' autobiography, booklet listing chapters for all three films) (LB)
* - First pressings of this set omitted about 10 seconds near the beginning of ESB. The boxes for subsequent pressings were constructed much better than first pressings.

1995: - THX "Faces" Original Trilogy (CLV) (As far as I know, these were only availible individually, not in a box set) (P/S & LB)

1997: - 1st "Special Edition" Trilogy Box Set (CLV) (LB)

DVD:

2001: - 1st TPM Release (2-Disc Set) (P/S & WS )

2002: - 1st AOTC Release (2-Disc Set) (P/S & WS )

2004: - 1st "Special Edition" Trilogy Box Set (Bonus disc included Empire of Dreams documentary) (Gold Box = P/S , Silver Box = WS )

2005: - 1st ROTS Release (2-Disc Set) (P/S & WS )
- "Special Edition" Trilogy Box Set Re-release (same as the 2004 set, but without the Bonus Disc) (P/S & WS)

2006: - ANH Re-release (with theatrical bonus disc) (P/S & WS)
- ESB Re-release (with theatrical bonus disc) (P/S & WS)
- ROTJ Re-release (with theatrical bonus disc) (P/S & WS )

2008: - 1st Prequel Trilogy Box Set Release (Collects previous releases of TPM, AOTC & ROTS) (P/S & WS)
- "Special Edition" Trilogy Re-release (Collects the 2006 releases of ANH, ESB & ROTJ, does not contain 2004 bonus disc) (P/S & WS)

Blu-ray:

2011: - 1st Prequel Trilogy Box Set (WS)
- 1st Original Trilogy Box Set (WS)
- "The Complete Saga" Box Set (Three bonus discs)