Force Awakens Blu-Rey

No that not a spelling mistake in the title, it’s what Lucasfilm marketing are using as the registered name for the launch of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray as a clever pun for Rey’s character.

The Milner family have seen the movie an obscene amount of times at the cinema, so it’s really nice to hear we can finally can start watching it in the comfort of our underwear, as that date is now officially known, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be hitting digital HD on April 1st and DVD, Blu-ray on April 5 in the US and April the 18th in the UK , and ahead of that we also got a trailer showing us exactly what kind of special features we’ll find — and like me you didn’t think we’d see any more new Force Awakens trailers, especially with NEW footage!!

Star Wars : The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes

Kylo Ren enters the Millennium Falcon Deleted Scene
Kylo Ren enters the Millennium Falcon Deleted Scene

It seems from the trailer that Kylo Ren boarded the Millennium Falcon in the original cut of the movie, before JJ Abrams cut it out as part of the half-hour of footage he left on the cutting room floor.

This footage doesn’t appear to line up with fan speculation about what these deleted scenes might contain, either, although one rumor did claim Kylo shot down the Falcon in the script. It seems that the bit was originally supposed to establish that Kylo Ren had a stronger connection to Han Solo than we might have thought at first, and was ultimately cut to speed along the plot.

The scene in the trailer is very quick, and doesn’t give much context as to where and why Kylo Ren is on the Falcon, but with the presence of the those Snowtroopers it’s pretty damn sure it’s on Starkiller Base after Finn, Solo & Chewie have gone to save Rey.

And this brings up bigger questions, because why is Kylo Ren on the ship, anyway? He obviously knows whose ship it is, and did he actually go seek out his father before that lightsaber incident? And, WHY!!??

So many questions right now, so few answers. Check out the trailer for the Star Wars: Force Awakens release below.

Along with standard movie extras, like shooting documentaries, Force Awakens will include five other different deleted scenes. .

  • Finn And The Villager
  • Jakku Message
  • X-wings Prepare For Lightspeed
  • Snow Speeder Chase
  • Finn Will Be Fine

Bonus features:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read
  • Building BB-8
  • Crafting Creatures
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony

Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray Box cover artwork.

Target exclusive Force Awakens Blu-ray box artwork.

The general release of the Force Awakens in Blu-ray will come in two forms Darkside & Lightside…definitely aimed at the fanboys who will buy both!!

Best Buys has their own exclusive format as well with this steel box format.

The general DVD seems to be the same across the board with this artwork style.