Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD Announced
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to Digital HD on 11th April and DVD and Blu-ray on 18th April
This evening Disney confirmed the UK release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. The film, which has been rumoured for a mid-April release for some time will include the following extra features:
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
English 7.1 DTS-HDMA
English DVS 2.0 Dolby
Hindi 5.1 Dolby Digital
French 5.1 DTS-HDHR
English SDH, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, French
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut becoming the biggest film of all time in UK with a current box office total of over £122.66million plus a total of $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own digital download from April 11th 2016. It comes home on Blu-ray™ and DVD from April 18th 2016.
Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega (Attack the Block, Imperial Dreams) as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Lincoln, Girls) as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Bourne Legacy) as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film’s producers.
Having established a musical legacy with his iconic scores for the previous six films in the Star Wars Saga, acclaimed composer John Williams returned to score Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ultimately garnering his 50th Oscar® nomination for it.
Additionally UK fans will have the chance to purchase the Blu-ray with a special Light side and Dark side Blu-ray sleeve. (*Subject to availability)
Previously... DVD and Blu-ray release date pretty much confirmed!
GamesRadar+ have now confirmed the UK Blu-ray and DVD release date via an unexpected source!
We can expect it to be available to buy from 18th April according to promotional materials for Duracell batteries on display in Tesco supermarkets.
The extras that have previously supposedly been leaked are:
- Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read
- Building BB-8
- Crafting Creatures
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight
- The Visual Magic Of The Force
- John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
- Deleted Scenes
- Force For Change
For the first time since its release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dipped out of the top 10 movies in the US. Pretty impressive given it's been well over two months since the film first hit cinemas. With that news we thought we'd take a look at the various rumours of the Blu-ray release and try and determine what's accurate and what's not.
First up, the cover art. The image below popped up on a Walmart product list a few days ago - it certainly looks pretty believable given just how big an impact BB-8 made; but we'd be surprised if the final art didn't at least resemble the main theatrical poster that features the whole cast.
We have also seen reports that there will be a number of deleted scenes included with the Blu-ray - some sources have been more specific and claimed there'll be SEVEN deleted scenes. We reckon this is pretty much on the money. There are shots we've seen in trailers that never made it to the film and with any luck we'll get to see them in the context of full film storyline now.
Many are reporting this is going to be a THREE disc release; again this is probably right and the cover-art above aligns with that. Three discs doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be PACKED with features - we think the three will be TWO Blu-rays making up the film and features and the SD DVD version of the film. We expect there to be a separate 3D release of the film.
Unfortunately, Disney have been pretty tight-lipped and various sites have been asked to take down listings that have been claimed to be the full feature list. We've seen these listings and they have a ring of truth - with the deleted scenes above and a variety of behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews. Nothing massively surprising.
In terms of release date, the safe money is on an April release; now that the film is sliding down the box office Disney will be keen to capitalise reasonably soon and all previous rumours have put the Blu-ray in an April timeframe. Amazon previously listed the film at a 5th April release which means it might be just over a month away.
Finally, the big 4K question; we have NO doubt there'll be an eventual 4K release but as yet Disney are tight lipped on any kind of 4K version of ANY of their films; they're certainly not going to be early adopters. However, our money is on something this side of Christmas; maybe in the run-up to the release of Rogue One when Star Wars hysteria reaches fever pitch again!