'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Blu-Ray Announced, Will Feature 14 Deleted Scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home. Rian Johnson's sci-fi sequel has officially announced its Blu-ray and Digital HD release, along with a slew of special features. Among those features are 14 deleted scenes — so you can finally find out the origin of those mysterious unused moments from the trailer.The Last Jedi will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc on March 27, 2018 and Digital HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, 2018. Disney announced all of this through a nifty Twitter video.

Among the special features offered on the Blu-ray release is a feature-length documentary where director Rian Johnson "takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of" Last Jedi. This documentary will go into everything from 'the painstaking process of creating Snoke' to 'deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation.'"

This will be the second documentary to accompany The Last Jedi, with ABC News Features releasing the forthcoming The Force of Sound documentary on the film's stunning sound design.

But the biggest draw of this Blu-ray release is probably the whopping 14 deleted scenes — a curiously big number even for a blockbuster of this size. Much hoopla has been made over scenes and entire subplots that appeared in the trailer only to be cut from the movie, and now we can finally get a glimpse of them. Release the Snyder — er Johnson — cut, as they say!

Here are the features included in the Blu-ray release:

  • 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.