‘Rogue One’ is Coming to Blu-ray on April 4, 2017
Be honest: can you really get enough Star Wars?
If the answer is no, then you must be incredibly excited because Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming to Blu-ray and On Demand on April 4, 2017. Gareth Edwards’ blockbuster sequel, about the mission to steal the Death Star plans that immediately preceded the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, will premiere on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, 2017. StarWars.com broke the news, which makes quite a lot of sense.
Disney has decided to commemorate the home video release with a new Rogue One trailer, featuring some new behind the scenes footage. Check it out below…
…aaaand we’re back. The home video release of Rogue One will include special features about many of the film’s characters, as well as the many connections the film has to other Star Wars movies and shows.
It’s worth noting, however, that many of the special features that Star Wars fans truly crave – deleted scenes, outtakes, director’s commentary tracks – are conspicuously absent from this edition. Normally we’d say this means that there’s another, even more “special” edition of Rogue One coming down the pipe, but, well, OF COURSE there’s another one coming. It’s Star Wars. We’ll be getting new editions of Rogue One and every other installment (except, apparently, the Star Wars Holiday Special or the Ewoks movies) for the rest of our lives.
If you can’t wait for the next one, or the next one, then be sure to mark your calendars. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming home. (You can read the full press release below.)
From the Press Release:
Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first of the Star Wars standalone films, has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. Fans can own the epic action-adventure thriller — nominated for two Academy Awards® — early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4.
Never-before-seen “Rogue One” bonus material will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.
Bonus features include*:
- A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
- Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
- Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
- K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
- Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
- Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
- The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
- Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
- The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
- Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
- Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
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