The first wave of the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Revisited is available for download. This wave consists of the 720p MKV (high definition, no menu).
The MKV is a compressed 8 GB but still HD version of the film, with no menus or audio options. This file can be played on your computer using a program like VLC Player, on your TV through a lot of Smart TV and Blu-ray players, or converted to a file format of your choice.
Next will be the DVD-5, a 5 GB ISO file that will be able to be burned onto a single-layer DVD (available at most stores and burnable by every DVD burner) using a program like ImgBurn. The resulting disc will be playable on most NTSC DVD/Blu-ray players right out of the box. This will be a compressed standard definition version.
Later will come less-compressed dual-layer DVD-9 versions (in both NTSC and PAL) and a BD-25 ISO burnable to Blu-ray disc. These versions will have more refined menus and options, with bonus features such as behind the scenes footage, interviews, alternate versions, and trailers. Also in the works is a DVD-5 of the bonus features.
Thank you for your patience, and we hope that the movie is everything you’ve been dreaming about for almost a decade.
UPDATE (9/4/2018): A barebones DVD-5 has been released! See the post on it for more information on it and future releases!