On Tuesday, Disney and Lucasfilm announced when Star Wars: The Last Jedi will become available on home video after earning $1.3 billion in theaters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will become available on Digital HD on March 13th and Blu-ray on March 27th. When it does become available for consumers it will be the first Star Wars movie on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio.
There should be enough bonus features to keep a Star Wars fan happy. Besides fourteen deleted scenes there will also be a feature-length documentary and audio commentary with Director Rian Johnson. Like most big movies some of the major retailers will have their own exclusive packaging. Best Buy will offer a Steelbook case, Target will offer a 40-page gallery book and the bonus feature “Meet the Porgs.”
I’ve been a Star Wars fan my entire life dating all the way back to 1977 when Star Wars was originally released in theaters. I have my favorite films and I have a few films that I was deeply disappointed with over the course of the franchise.
The one thing that has always remained the same since 1977 is my love for the franchise no matter how good or bad I felt a movie was. If I loved it then I was obviously excited, if I was disappointed in the movie I might of been a little bummed, but it never stopped me from my love of Star Wars.
As for The Last Jedi, I enjoyed the movie. It had a few issues, but in the end I was happy with what I saw. My disappointment comes with those who didn’t like the movie and not because they had issues with it, because of how a very small group have been acting on-line towards those who enjoyed the movie.
First I want to be clear that if you didn’t like “The Last Jedi” I respect your right not to, just as I would hope you would respect the rights who enjoyed and liked the movie. I’m very much aware that those I’m about to address are more than likely a small minority of those who hated the movie and this is aimed strictly at that small minority.
As a Star Wars fan I’m so ashamed at the actions who feel it necessary to tear down those who verbally say they like “The Last Jedi”. The language and verbal abuse I’ve read from some who have posted such on many of the various chat boards on the web astounds me.
For the most part I’ve stayed away from replying to a lot of the comments simply from saying something I shouldn’t, I was raised better than that. If someone doesn’t like a movie, fine, you have the right to do so, but to actually tell someone or anyone that a “true” Star Wars fan should hate “The Last Jedi” and should never see another Star Wars movie ever again, is pure and absolute crap!
In my opinion a “true” Star Wars fan is willing to have an open and honest discussion about what they did or did not like about the movie and is willing to agree to disagree with someone who may have a different opinion when it comes to the movie. I’m not saying someone who liked “The Last Jedi” should try and convince someone who didn’t to like it and vise versa, but to out right tell someone how someone should feel about a Star Wars movie or any movie and your being belligerent then your just being narrow minded.
If you liked “The Last Jedi” great, if you didn’t like it, that’s fine to, but hopefully when episode nine comes out your at least open to coming back to a galaxy far, far away. Everyone was unhappy after the prequels and we all came back for “The Force Awakens”, everyone can survive “The Last Jedi”.
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Synopsis
The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray press release:
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27. This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.
Director Rian Johnson takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a feature-length documentary, explaining his unique interpretation of the Force, detailing the painstaking process of creating Snoke, and deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation. Johnson also reveals two exclusive scenes, featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, as well as 14 never-before-seen deleted scenes, in addition to his audio commentary.
Bonus features include:
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.
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.