UPDATE 2: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection Coming to Vudu?

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We’ve been wondering for a while what the deal is with Hasbro’s Digital Release Commemorative sets, well wonder no more as we can now confirm that the Star Wars saga is coming via digital release through Vudu.com. The url (vudu.com/starwars) is currently inactive, but Walmart is now displaying marketing with the announcement stating an April 10 availability. Click the image above for a closer look.

Thanks to swshadow07 for the image.

Update: No fooling, it is real (thanks to Aric R. for the link)

Update 2: Links have been removed from Vudu.com

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  • keepinItReal79

    #STARWARS TEXT what side of the #Force you are on: ‘LIGHT’ or ‘DARK’ to MYVUDU ( 698838 ) and get a $1.00 credit good for anything on #VUDU

  • diamond12a

    LOL I think the Links are BACK again on Vudu, and now the page has a new button that says “OWN on April 7” (not active yet) http://www.vudu.com/movies/Movies_iPad.html#!content/656496/Star-Wars-Episodes-1-6-Bundle-plus-bonus-features

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  • Carbonite_Hydrates

    Lots of special features. I wonder if any further changes have been made to the movies or if these are the same as on the BluRays.

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  • diamond12a

    I just hope we will be able to buy the trilogies separately as opposed to just the saga. The films as singles would be great too. And hoping they support Ultraviolet 🙂 Pretty sure iTunes and all the major VOD players will have them.

  • Mark

    Well, unless this is a highly coordinated affair involving multiple players in multiple states, I’d say we’re in the clear as far as this being an April Fools Day joke is concerned.

    I went into a Wal-Mart in my area (Ohio) earlier today explicitly to look for this sign. And find the sign I did. It was in the same spot as the one in the photo, right by the entrance. I tried to take a photo, but the location made it difficult, as it was sort of tucked in a corner behind something else.

    It’s finally happening people… I just hope Apple is getting in on the fun…

  • diamond12a

    Exactly, the boxes the retail managers get with the signage usually say DO NOT POST UNTIL XX DATE – but many don’t care, and post when they see it. That is how a TON of people are able to buy DVD/Blu Rays before street date. Same concept here. You will see for sure on April 10th 🙂

  • Joe McGloflin

    Not AFD, saw one in Arkansas…did a double take also.

    • Anyway you could send a photo as well?

      • Joe McGloflin

        When I went back today, they took it down.

        • Jedicassie

          You know, Walmart did the same on thing. Few days ago when I was trying too get a dvd for Easter.

        • DSK_Daniel

          How convenient.

    • Jedicassie

      Sweet didn’t really care about it sense I own them all on dvd but if Ist vudu I’ll buy it.

  • VandalSavage007

    I asked the exact same thing about saying today on the signage when I called and the customer service guy said, well since the sign is early it is not true about today, but if put up the proper time it would be. Look at it this way, I either tricked several people or several people refused to believe it was true. In 9 days we will know without a doubt it was the latter, the news just happen to fall on April Fools. The funny thing is, my wife thought I was crazy because the first two photos got stuck on my phone and I had to take a third one. Each time I had walked further from the entrance where the sign was at and had to walk back to snap the photo again. She said is it that important? I said Yes! It’s Star Wars on my iPad or phone! It’s super important! I only snapped it to show a friend, then I look on Internet and NO ONE has mentioned it so I thought, dang I am going to send this into Yakface! People need to know! Rest assured guys, the photo is real.

  • diamond12a

    Not obviously. It was put up too early by eager store management. Usually retail signage comes in at least one week before it is supposed to be placed. It is very likely in this case they just threw it up. It is supposed to be put up on April 10th, and that would make the sign fully valid. If you take a close look at the high res photo it is VERY VERY well done, and not some hack job.

  • keepinItReal79

    This is obvisouly fake. It says watch it now. I looked all over VUDU and can not find it to watch. If this was true we would have more sources by now. I mean it makes no sense. Available on the 10th and then it says watch it today.

  • Anthony Maurer

    I hope it’ll still be on iTunes

  • VandalSavage007

    The customer care number is 1-888-554-VUDU (8838).

  • VandalSavage007

    I am the one who sent in the picture. I just called Vudu customer care and they said someone messed up and it was not to be announced until next week, but it is true and is happening.

  • SuperWhofan85

    Does anyone know where that source is from? I don’t want my nerd heart being broken by a April Fools Day prank!

    • It was sent to us last night.

      • SuperWhofan85

        Dang I was hoping someone Knew what walmart that was taken at.

        • I do know. Waiting for a few things to follow up on before updating the article.

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  • If this turns out to be an AFD thing, I’ll be the first to admit that it was A) very well done by the person that sent it to me and B) I bought it all the way 😀

  • bbird

    Assuming this is not a joke, the question is, will it be *exclusive* to Vudu, or is Walmart only promoting the Vudu release because they own it? Vudu seems like such small potatoes…

    • Carbonite_Hydrates

      The poster is sparse and doesn’t seem to say Disney anywhere. It looks convincing.

  • Rivesjunctionite

    Vudu? Is that a thing now?

  • Anthony Maurer

    APRIL FOOLS