Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
“Chewie, we’re home.” That’s the line you’ll be muttering to yourself in early April, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits home video. Because even though you’ve already seen the film two or three or three dozen times in theaters, you know you’re going to want to take it back to your living room for still more repeat viewings. Besides, no matter how much you’ve already spent on movie tickets, there’s sure to be something in the Force Awakens home video release that’s new to you. Like in-depth behind-the-scenes features, interviews with the cast and crew, and yes, some deleted scenes.
Get all the details on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home video rollout, including where you can get special retailer-exclusive content, below.
Disney announced today that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit digital HD on April 1 and Blu-ray / DVD on April 5. You can pre-order it now.
Behold, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home video cover in all its glory:
There’s a nice little trailer to go with it, too.
Disney detailed all the Force Awakens home video details in a press release. Here are the bonus features you can expect:
- 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.
- Plus Deleted Scenes
A few things worth nothing: If you’re looking to buy a digital version of the movie, StarWars.com notes that “digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.” If you’d like to own a 3D version of the movie, that’ll be out sometime later this year.
If you’re planning to pick up an actual physical copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll want to think carefully about where you get it. Target offers a limited release 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’s has “exclusive BB-8 packaging and an exclusive Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading disc,” and Best Buy’s comes in “exclusive SteelBook Packaging.”