The release date for the first ever Star Wars release in Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD has been confirmed.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the official Star Wars Twitter account revealed the physical The Last Jedi HD and 4K releases will arrive on March 27. The 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition offers Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
However, it’ll be available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD via Movies Anywhere two weeks earlier, on March 13.
Here’s the trailer for the home release:
Disney has also revealed the special features for the release, which includes 14 deleted scenes.
Most everything else sounds sounds like an intense Rian Johnson love-in designed to explain his rationale for the controversial choices he made.
There’s a documentary called The Director and the Jedi which presents an “intimate and personal” look at the writer-directors journey through production.
Meanwhile the Balance of the Force feature looks to explain “why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.”
He’s also got an in-depth audio commentary (no mention of anyone else contributing) as well as optional commentary on the deleted scenes. Again, no mention of the cast.
We’ve even got Johnson presenting the on-set performances from Andy Serkis as Snoke before the digital transformation.
Seemingly the only thing free oh Johnson’s fingerprints (no guarantees there) are the scene breakdowns, listed as follows:
- 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.
Amazon is listing the UK price as £26.99.
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