It’s barely been two hours since the announcement that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be landing on home release in just under a month — Digital HD on April 1, Blu-ray/DVD on April 6 — and retailers are already gearing up to stress you out with dozens of alternative packaging and special content editions of the blockbuster film. Take a deep breath, and get ready for the first retailer-exclusive Blu-ray combo pack, this one from Target.
The big box retailer will have a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray with the full cast table read of the film’s script, deleted scenes, and (here’s the kicker) twenty minutes of “exclusive content.” What does that even mean? Apparently it has “a never-before-seen interview with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, and a deeper look at the movie’s weaponry.”
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We can no doubt expect similar minor exclusives to crop up when other retailers announce their own editions in the coming weeks. Until then, get your battle plan ready: hints at other companies — like “exclusive slipcovers” at Walmart and a Steelbook at Best Buy — are already cropping up on sites like Blu-Ray.com.
Those interested in putting down the money right now can pre-order Target’s version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for $24.99 on the company’s site. Check out the basic extras that every edition of the film will come with below, and let us know which one you want most in the comments.
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 andThe 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.
Source: Indie Wire