The Rise of Skywalker is coming home next month!
It was announced by Star Wars on Wednesday that the final film in the Skywalker saga will release on March 17 digitally, and on March 31 in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Also releasing that day is The Skywalker Saga, a collection of the entire saga on 4K for the first time.
A trailer was released for the announcement, which includes shots of some of the more pivotal scenes from the film:
As far as extras are concerned, the digital release will include an exclusive look at John Williams, called “The Maestro’s Finale,” which will see the legendary composer reflect on his work both in this film and in the saga. That sounds like it’ll be really, really cool.
The physical release will then include a documentary about the making of the film (called “The Skywalker Legacy”), a look at the Pasaana chase scene (“Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase”), a look at the aliens and atmosphere of Pasaana (“Aliens in the Desert”), a look at Ochi’s ship and D-O (“D-O: Key to the Past”), a look at Warwick Davis’ return as Wicket (“Warwick & Son”), and a look at the creatures of the film and the team that brought them to life (“Cast of Creatures”).
It is very interesting that nothing was mentioned regarding deleted scenes, as that is typically one of the bigger selling points of the bonus material for films. So I’m wondering whether this means we’re actually not getting any deleted scenes after all, which would be pretty curious for a film that underwent as many cuts and changes as this one seemed to. But I’m excited to see that there’s a documentary about the making of the film, as “The Director and the Jedi” was an absolutely fantastic look at the making of The Last Jedi (seriously, if you haven’t seen it, go watch it now). This one, however, sounds like it might be just as much about the whole saga as this film itself, so we’ll see.
I loved The Rise of Skywalker and saw it several times in theaters, but I can’t wait to get it when it comes out next month to watch it again and again, just like the other Star Wars films!