TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 20, 2018
At the risk of being branded an emasculated male, I'll go ahead and say it: I liked The Last Jedi. Whatever else you may think of it, it's better than any of the prequels and it gave the character of Luke Skywalker the greatest possible conclusion imaginable. Yes, it has its problems—and no, none of them revolve around the expanded role of women and minorities in the universe—but overall, it's much better than its reputation suggests.
Rian Johnson's entry in the main Star Wars saga is now coming to home video, and it's coming a lot sooner than you think. The film will be available on Digital HD beginning March 13, followed by a DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release two weeks later on March 27. As the trailer above states, there will be over two hours of bonus features, which you can find listed below, as well as a number of retailer exclusive versions. Check out the full compliment of special features and get ready to go back to that galaxy far, far away just in time for Easter.
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.
14 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.