Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Digital Release Date: April 1, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 5, 2016
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.95
Studio: Disney

Star Wars: The Force Awakens…need we say more?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records this past several months, earning more than $926 million at the domestic box office and $2.05 billion worldwide.

ForceAwakens1As far as bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD are concerned, Disney’s initial press release for the upcoming release states the following:

“Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an 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. “

Here’s a breakdown:

  • 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
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray boxCrafting 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

The 3D version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available later this year.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.