Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'The Last Jedi' Coming to Digital March 13th, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra March 27th

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm officially announced the home media release dates for Star Wars: The Last Jedi this morning.  The film will be available digitally on March 13th, with the blu-ray and 4K Ultra release coming two weeks later on March 27th.  Also announced were the bonus features that will be included.  Among them are, the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi, fourteen deleted scenes, and a directors commentary from Rian Johnson.  You can see the full list of special features below (via StarWars.com),

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns
    • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
    • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
    • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

In addition, there will be two retailer exclusive releases of the film.  The Best Buy version will feature a steelbook case for the blu-ray, and the Target exclusive version of the blu-ray will feature an extra bonus feature, titled "Meet the Porgs" as well as behind the scenes book.

Lucasfilm also released a video announcement of the home media release, which you can see below,

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