The Force Awakens is heading to 3D BluRay later this year, just in time for the christmas chopping season, the theatrical release of Rogue One and maybe, possibly a little sneak peek at Episode VIII...
The news came yesterday that the movie would finally make its way to BluRay 3D starting October 31st in North America and rolling out to other territories after that. No sign of a UK release at the moment, but fingers crossed that the disc will be "region free" so those wanting the doc will be able to import it from the USA or Canada.
The film will bring a fresh package of special features, including an audio commentary from director J.J. Abrams. See further details on the special features included below via MakingStarWars.net:
3D COLLECTOR’S EDITION BONUS FEATURES:
Audio Commentary with J.J. Abrams – Enter the mind of visionary director J.J. Abrams as he reveals the creative and complex choices made while developing the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy.
Foley: A Sonic Tale – Foley artists, consisting of old pros and new talent, unite to bring the world of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” alive through the matching of sound to action.
Sounds of the Resistance – Hear how the epic sound design of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moves the Star Wars legacy forward.
Deleted Scenes – View never-before-shared scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut.
Dressing the Galaxy – Costume Designer Michael Kaplan reveals how the costumes of the original Star Wars movies were re-envisioned for a new generation.
The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega – The two new stars share the thrill of working together on the adventure of a lifetime and becoming part of the Star Wars legacy.
Inside the Armory – Take a fascinating tour through the design and creation of the weaponry in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from the April release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” include the complete story behind the making of the film, an unforgettable cast table read, insights from legendary composer John Williams and deleted scenes, as well as features that dig deeper into the creation of new characters such as BB-8, the design of the climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren, the film’s remarkable digital artistry and the Star Wars: Force for Change global aid initiative.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. New bonus content is available in the 3D Collector’s Edition package only.
The last BluRay I bought as Ted, since then I've been streaming from iTunes, Netflix and Amazon Prime so this will be the first time I've sat by the front door waiting for something to drop through the letter box. I'm really excited fro this set, i think its the special features that sell me on these things more than the feature content itself. I did see The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D once, which was great, but being a wearer of glasses makes wearing 3D glasses over the top of those quite uncomfortable. Ill try it though, at least once.
Will you be buying this edition of The Force Awakens? Are you excited forth new special features? What is your opinion on 3D? Is there a chance that we might get a super secret special feature look at Episode VIII on this set? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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