While fans of a galaxy far, far away will still have to wait some time before the releases of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” or “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” there is some good news in regards to the beloved franchise.
Disney recently announced the release date for the digital, DVD and Blu-Ray versions of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which came out Dec. 18 last year. The movie will be coming to home TV screens in digital HD on April 1, while the DVD and Blu-Ray combo packs will release April 5.
Since being released, “The Force Awakens” has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Not accounting for inflation, the film stands at the No. 3 spot of all time at the box office, behind Avatar a $2.7 billion and Titanic at $2.1 billion.
“Star Wars” fans won’t just have the opportunity to watch their new favorite movie at home; purchasing the home-video version will come with a slew of extras:
- Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey: For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read: Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie's script.
- Building BB-8: See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
- Crafting Creatures: Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight: Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
- John Williams: The Seventh Symphony: The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
- ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force: An insider's look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie's visual effects.
- Force For Change: Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
- Deleted Scenes
Keep an eye out for places to purchase the film and all of the attached goodies.