Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-Ray April 5

I still contend the best way to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the big screen, but for those of you ready to do seven-film marathons (I won’t judge), we’re just a little over a month away from buying it for home video.

Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Company announced today that the wait for the Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital HD will be coming April 5 and April 1 respectively. I’m surprised we’re getting it so soon considering the all-time highest grossing domestic film just fell out of the Top 10 last weekend. I’m wondering if this isn’t a plan to take away some of the potential box office haul of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes to theaters a week earlier.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu-rayDVD Press   ArtworkDiscover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Plus Deleted Scenes