Disney’s announced the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray. The blockbuster sci-fi film will arrive on Digital HD on April 1, 2016 followed by the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5th. Currently playing in theaters, the Star Wars sequel starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver has grossed $2.05 billion worldwide. Directed by J.J. Abrams, The Force Awakens stands at 93% fresh on RottenTomatoes and earned five Oscar nominations including one for John Williams’ original score.
The cast also includes Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. J.J. Abrams co-wrote the script with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The Force Awakens opened in theaters on December 18, 2015 and filming is now underway on Star Wars Episode VIII which is set to open on December 15, 2017.
In addition to releasing the home video dates, Disney revealed the list of bonus material that will be included on the Blu-ray release:
· 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 and The 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.
· Plus Deleted Scenes