Fans are waiting with bated breath as the Blu Ray and DVD release of The Force Awakens looms like a gigantic killer planetoid over the horizon, arriving to overpower your home theaters in April 2016.
The film, it goes without saying, was an unqualified success and one of the finest in the franchise, right up there with Episode V. As for the Blu Rays and DVDs, it's a spectacular release, with a massive trove of content for fans to explore. For example, "The Secrets of the Force Awakens" alone is well over an hour of riveting footage.
We'll be adding to our review throughout the week, but to give you a preview, here's what it contains:
"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.
Our particular version had the additional content on a separate Blu Ray disc, all in 1080p high definition outside of archival footage from episodes IV-IV.
Special thanks to Disney and Ryan@Click for helping bring this early review to the fans!