On September 11th 2012, a special 88-minuet directors cut of the 4-part Darth Maul arc from season 4 of “The Clone Wars,” will be coming to DVD exclusively at Target stores! Here is the official announcement from Lucasfilm:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Darth Maul Returns
Exclusive 88-minute Directors cut
The dramatic return of Darth Maul has been one of the most talked about developments in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the evil Sith Lord will continue to wreak havoc in the forthcoming Season Five of the animated series. Witness his resurrection in a special feature-length Directors’ Cut presentation of his animated debut, coming exclusively to DVD at Target stores on September 11th.
Watching the whole Darth Maul arc cut together as one feature length presentation sounds like a great way to watch these episodes! But since this set won’t be released on Blu-Ray, those wondering if the complete season 4 Blu-Ray set will contain the directors cut of these episodes, it has been confirmed in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider that the season 4 Blu-Ray set will include several directors cut episodes, including some from the Darth Maul arc. Though I don’t believe the episodes will be edited together as one feature length presentation like this DVD set will.
This DVD set looks to be a great way to kick off a month of great Clone Wars action, as we eagerly await the season premiere on September 29th!