We’ve known it’s coming since early this year, and now Lucasfilm and Disney have finally formally announced the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and provided everything you’ll need to make an informed decision on whether to double dip or not. Sadly there is still no sign of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray spans four discs and includes the theatrical cut on Blu-ray 3D, the standard Blu-ray version, a DVD edition, and a Digital HD copy.
New bonus features that were held back from the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray release finally make their debut including a coveted feature-length commentary by co-writer/director J.J. Abrams. The complete list of all-new extras are as follows:
- Audio Commentary with J.J. Abrams – Enter the mind of visionary director J.J. Abrams as he reveals the creative and complex choices made while developing the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy.
- Foley: A Sonic Tale – Foley artists, consisting of old pros and new talent, unite to bring the world of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” alive through the matching of sound to action.
- Sounds of the Resistance – Hear how the epic sound design of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moves the Star Wars legacy forward.
- Deleted Scenes – View never-before-shared scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut.
- Dressing the Galaxy – Costume Designer Michael Kaplan reveals how the costumes of the original Star Wars movies were re-envisioned for a new generation.
- The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega – The two new stars share the thrill of working together on the adventure of a lifetime and becoming part of the Star Wars legacy.
- Inside the Armory – Take a fascinating tour through the design and creation of the weaponry in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
- Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from the April release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” include the complete story behind the making of the film, an unforgettable cast table read, insights from legendary composer John Williams and deleted scenes, as well as features that dig deeper into the creation of new characters such as BB-8, the design of the climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren, the film’s remarkable digital artistry and the Star Wars: Force for Change global aid initiative.
The release dates for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray vary wildly depending on where you live. Here’s a breakdown:
- United Kingdom
- USA and Canada