A seat at the iconic first table read. A look inside the gears and gimbals of BB-8. A listen as John Williams assembles and conducts his score.
These are just a few of the bonus features that will be released with Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it becomes available for home viewing in one month’s time.
The film will first become available on April 1 (no joke) via Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, then the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will hit shelves later that week on April 5.
The best news — there will be deleted scenes! A trailer released Thursday promoting the release teased one: Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) walking onto the Millennium Falcon and saying “Han Solo.” (See it above.) But so far, Disney and Lucasfilm aren’t revealing how many others might be included or what sequences the scenes could feature. (Fingers crossed that we get some clue what happened to poor Constable Zuvio, a character whose action figure currently fills store shelves even though he was ultimately cut from the finished film.)
There will also be an extensive making-of documentary that runs nearly the length of a feature itself. And along with Thursday’s announcement, we have this new behind-the-scenes shot of Daisy Ridley’s Rey atop her desert speeder, looking bad to the bone.
Below the picture are the bonus feature details announced by Lucasfilm:
- 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.
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