'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Arrives on Blu-ray on April 5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5, 2016, Walt Disney Studios announced this morning. The $2.05 billion grossing film will also be available on Digital HD four days earlier on April 1. The announcement also brings what special features will be included on the Blu-ray.

  • 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

Furthermore, there will be retailer exclusive releases of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that will include limited edition Blu-ray Combo Packs available at Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Target's edition features exclusive packaging and an additional "20 minutes of bonus content, including never-before-seen interviews with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and a deeper look at the movie’s costumes and weaponry." The Walmart edition will receive exclusive BB-8 packaging and an exclusive Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading disc. Lastly, the Best Buy version will feature an exclusive SteelBook packaging. 

According to StarWars.com, a 3D version of The Force Awakens will be arriving sometime later this year. Which version will you be picking up in April?

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