Disney and Lucasfilm just sent me information about the upcoming home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and since we've all probably seen the movie multiple times by this point, I think the most interesting piece of info included in this announcement is the inclusion of the bonus features that will come with it. So let's get right to it:
- 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
- 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
- Plus Deleted Scenes
It's important to note that these bonus features will vary depending on which retailer you purchase the content from, so if you're excited about one in particular, make sure to look closely and confirm that the version you're about to buy has what you're looking for. Specific retailers will have different elements available, including:
- TARGET – The Target Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive packaging and an added 20 minutes of bonus content, including never-before-seen interviews with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and a deeper look at the movie’s costumes and weaponry
- WALMART – The Walmart Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive BB-8 packaging and an exclusive Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading disc
- BEST BUY – The Best Buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack features exclusive SteelBook Packaging
Even though I've been following this movie from the beginning and have already read a ton about it, I'm really looking forward to watching that making-of documentary "Secrets of The Force Awakens — A Cinematic Journey" to actually see it all play out instead of having to imagine what it was like.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere starting April 1, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack/DVD on April 5.