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`Star Wars: The Force Awakens` (All rights as printed on image)
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (All rights as printed on image)

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arriving early on Digital HD April 1


Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 02:45 pm

Bring it home on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on April 5

Including new in-depth bonus offering fans the chance to experience more

"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 CEO 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 April 5.

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. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:

•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: 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

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original "Star Wars" stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven "Star Wars" films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy nominee Adam Driver as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wasdirected by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan, Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy and Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film's producers.

Having established a musical legacy with his iconic scores for the previous six films in the "Star Wars" Saga, acclaimed composer John Williams returned to score "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," ultimately garnering his 50th Oscar nomination for it.


FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 136 minutes

RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 2.40:1/DVD Feature Film = 2.40:1                                              

AUDIO: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks/DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish

SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Spanish


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (All rights as printed on image)

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (All rights as printed on image)

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