Star Wars
Imperial stormtroopers from the movie Star Wars take up positions at the Panasonic booth during the International CES in Las Vegas Reuters

To celebrate the release of the Star Wars: Complete Saga on Blu-ray Panasonic is running a promotion that will give customers the chance to be the first to own the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray when it comes out on 12 September.

UK users who buy selected Panasonic products such as Blu-ray players, Blu-ray home theatre systems 12 August and 31 December 2011 - while stocks last - will have the original saga shipped out to them, four days before it goes on sale in the Galactic Empire (US).

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant will be offering only the original trilogy, which is in many peoples' eyes the only trilogy, said The Inquirer.

The promotion is their largest in the UK, and is an event that has been a long time coming after George Lucas promised the films would be heading to the high-definition format. Each film has apparently been painstakingly enhanced and cared for so that it looks its best on HDTVs reports T3.

Alongside the films, the Blu-ray collection will contain over 40+ hours of special features including documentaries and archive footage from Lucasfilm. The offer will only run until December and only includes certain Panasonic products, a list of which can be found here.