With the (rumored) release date of April 5th for The Force Awakens on blu-ray rapidly approaching, the retailer exclusives are slowly being leaked. It looks like both Best Buy and Target will have exclusive versions of the release. A Best Buy flyer was spotted advertising an exclusive Steelbook release of the film featuring Kylo Ren on the cover (the cover matches the style of the Steelbook release of the six other films earlier this year). Meanwhile, at a Target ad revealed that their exclusive release will include a special bonus disc with 20 minutes of extra content.
Target will have an exclusive bonus disc with #TheForceAwakens Blu-Ray (via @thedigitalbits) pic.twitter.com/UPPF4ore5e— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) March 2, 2016
I have to say, I'm disappointed by this news. I don't mind retailer exclusive packaging (or even some sort of retailer exclusive collectible that comes with the film), but the bonus disc at Target makes me worried that other retailers will also be getting exclusive content with their release. This would make it so fans will have to buy the film several times to see all the bonus features. Hopefully, the bonus features aren't split up across multiple retailers the way they have been for other blockbusters like Star Trek Into Darkness.
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