Last December Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashed records and proved that people will still go to the theatres for the right movie. Next month we’ll see if the same movie can prove that people still want to buy physical media when it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD. I predict the April 5th release will have plenty of people making room on their Dork Shelves, particularly with this list of extra features Disney released today:
· 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
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the extras in a trailer for the Blu-ray Disney also released today.
I’m pretty excited to watch the feature length documentary and see what deleted scenes are included. As of yet there is no 3D version announced or any mention of the IMAX sequence being included, but you can bet that Disney will be releasing multiple versions of their newest money printer. I’m just relieved that they clearly put some effort into this release and didn’t just put out a bare bones version knowing that multitudes of people will still fork over their cash for the first available disc.