Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-Ray Slated For March; Special Features Include Director’s Commentary


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home – specifically to Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand, as Lucasfilm and Disney have today announced that the Rian Johnson sequel will hit home video on March 27th.

That’s just two weeks after its debut across Digital HD (along with 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere), and we’re pleased to report that The Last Jedi‘s Blu-ray packs a raft of extras and bonus content under the hood. Chief among them is The Director and the Jedi, which promises to be an “intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with writer-director Rian Johnson.”

There’s also an audio commentary along with numerous deleted scenes. Word is Johnson and his team trimmed around 20 minutes off The Last Jedi in the build-up to release, so we’re fascinated by that content that was sentenced to the cutting room floor.

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.

The special features continue below:

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.

So, there you have it; Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits home video on March 27th, while those partial to digital copies will be able to pick up Rian Johnson’s stellar sequel from March 13th.

Elsewhere in that far-away galaxy, Lucasfilm currently has all hands at the pump in anticipation of Solo: A Star wars Story. It’s said to be an engrossing origin story that treads the line between heist and Western, and we’ll be able to see if Ron Howard’s anthology pic is up to the task on May 25th.

Source: Lucasfilm