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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Coming to Home Video March 27, 2018

Posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 11:44 AM

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray March 27, 2018, according to a press release issued recently by Lucasfilm Ltd and Walt Disney Studios. The movie is the eighth installment in the "Skywalker Saga" which is the triple-trilogy that began in 1977 with the release of Star Wars. It opened in theaters on December 15, 2017, keeping the #1 spot in the Weekly Box Office report for three weeks, and staying in the Top 10 until late-January. It was the top-grossing movie of 2017, according to the press release and other sources.

It follows the events of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, where audiences met a scavenger girl named Rey as she becomes involved in the resistance efforts against the Empire version 2: The New Order. In this movie, she learns more about her origins, her abilities with the Force, and the resistance continues its struggle against the New Order as well as its very existence.

The saga concludes in 2019 with the release of Star Wars: Episode IX.

The movie is still playing in over 250 theaters, so if you want to see it on the big screen, head over to the Showtimes page for Star Wars: The Last Jedi for showtimes at a theater near you! The trailer for the home video release is included below, and head over two dozen videos on the movie's Trailers & Videos page for your viewing pleasure!

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the movie features both Dolby Vision HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio. Bonus features allow fans to go behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson, as well as see deleted scenes and more. A digital streaming version of the movie will be released on March 13, 2018.

Look below for the full details!

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital)

Video: 4K Ultra HD (Dolby Vision HDR)

Audio: English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio™; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Audio

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray + Digital)

Video: HD

Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Bonus Features (Available on both editions)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Digital Streaming

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Features available on the streaming versions will differ, so you will need to look closely at the details for each vendor to see what the video and audio characteristics are, and whether any extras are available.

Retailer Exclusive Editions

It appears that Best Buy will be offering the 4K Ultra HD edition in a Steelbook, and Target will offer a package that includes the movie on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital streaming, as well as a 40-page booklet of images from the movie.

Which Will You Buy?

From what I've seen so far, my choice will be the one of the 4K packages, so time will tell how the Best Buy Steelbook pricing will compare to the pricing of the regular 4K edition.

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