After dominating the box-office for the past few months, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will finally be available on Blu-Ray and Digital HD this spring.
The home-release will include new “in-depth” bonus offerings for fans according to Disney, and fans won’t even have to wait that long for the release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and coming home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.
Fans will have the chance to discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that “will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes,” according to today’s announcements. The studio teased, “Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.”
The latest installment was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac join the original cast of heroes in the new film, which was widely accepted by both fans and critics. The events in the film take place roughly 30 years after the original trilogy.
Fans can pre-order the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray and Digital HD collections from authorized retailers like on Amazon.com. Digital versions and select combo-packs have been a “best-seller” item on the site since the film first hit theaters late last year.