Wired News meldt dat George Lucas - als reactie op de massale verzoeken van Star Wars fans - toch heeft besloten om Episode I op DVD uit te brengen. Wanneer de DVD wordt gereleased is nog niet bekend, maar het zal in ieder geval niet dit jaar gebeuren:
Bowing to pressure from DVD websites, Star Wars creator George Lucas said Part I of his series is officially set for release in the DVD format.
Originally, Lucas wanted to wait until all the prequels were finished before converting the series to DVD format, but fans at three major DVD websites didn't want to wait that long and launched a campaign for a speedier DVD release.
[...] "Yes, Lucasfilm has officially begun work on DVDs for the Star Wars films, but it is still far too soon to know which films will be released when and what the content will be," said Jeannie Cole of Lucasfilm. "They will not be released in 2000." According to Lucasfilm, the Internet campaign had an impact on its recent decision.