Without a doubt, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was one of the most divisive films of last year. Critics absolutely loved in (including yours truly, placing it at #3 on my Top Ten List of 2017), with the film earning an 85 on Metacritic and a 91% (8.1/10) on Rotten Tomatoes, while several fans felt it didn't live up to their expectations. Regardless of the division, the film was a massive hit, pulling in over $1.3 billion worldwide. It even went on to earn four Oscar nominations (Visual Effects, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing).
At long last, Disney and Lucasfilm have finally unleashed the details of the home release of the film, announcing that it will first come to Digital HD on March 13th, followed by the Blu-ray/DVD on March 27th.
The following special features have been announced as well:
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.
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.
As with the previous entry, it looks like we'll be treated to another incredible look behind the scenes of the making of the film, as well as deleted material and feature commentary with director/writer Rian Johnson. Basically, it looks like we'll be getting everything a fan of the film could possibly want, so if you were one of those who enjoyed it as much as the critics, be sure to take note of the Digital HD (March 13th) and Blu-ray/DVD (March 27th) release dates.