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Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to Blu-ray 3D!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray 3DWell, this is surprising. To no one. Disney is taking advantage of the December launch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to cross-promote a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens release. This time it’s Blu-ray 3D.

Releasing on November 15, 2016, which is about a month before Rogue One heads to cinemas, it includes not just the 3D Blu-ray, but the film in 2D as well, on Blu-ray. Also included are the DVD and Digital editions. It’s hard to imagine someone that hasn’t bought the movie yet, but I’m sure there are folks that are waiting for the eventual sequel trilogy box set, or the Skywalker Family edition that could eventually see release.

To add a little more incentive to double (or triple) dipping on this film, they’re also adding a large list of new features to this release:

  • 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.

Still missing from the features list are the excellent trailers and the Star Wars Celebration Reel that really kicked off the excitement for the film in a way that I’ll never forget.

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OWN THE 3D COLLECTOR’S EDITION THIS FALL

Fans can fully immerse themselves in “The Force Awakens” through breathtaking 3D, new bonus features and collectible packaging!

This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.

For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams.

Star Wars The Force Awakens film clip available here:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/WdKH-g1IYMs

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Special Features

Rey - Star Wars: The Force AwakensThe blu-ray disc release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for April 5, 2016 (not too much longer, so see it in theaters while you can).

Now we have a look at what some of the special features are:

  • 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
  • The Visual Magic Of The Force
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Force For Change

Pre-Order Star Wars: The Force Awakens today!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is NOT Fan Fiction

fan fiction (noun): fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc. (Emphasis added.)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens IMAX PosterRecently someone claimed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was fan fiction. If it is, then so are The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. All three films share more than just actors. Writer Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote all three. He co-wrote Empire with Leigh Brackett, Jedi with George Lucas and Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams.

When I hear fanfic, I think “wannabe” and “not canonical” rather than acknowledging that it’s a true continuation of the story.

Yes, J.J. Abrams is a fan, but that’s not the approach he took:

But my job wasn’t to be a fan boy or an 11-year-old kid. It was to be a nearly 50-year-old movie director, so I tried to approach this thing from a point of view of obviously acknowledging how much I love what George Lucas created, but understand that being a fan doesn’t make the story work. Being a fan doesn’t make the scene any good. Being a fan is great, but we all had to be storytellers and filmmakers.

I was surrounded by people like Lawrence Kasdan, who’d written the Empire Strikes Back and the Return of the Jedi, and actors who had been there from the beginning, all the way through visual effects and sound of course John Williams, who collaborating with him is like cheating, ’cause he speaks to our soul with music in a way that I think is super-human. So the whole process was really about trying to love it but also be hard on it, so that the story meant something and was emotional and not just a fan film. (via Merlot Mommy)

Part of the argument was that it didn’t break any new ground. That’s simply not true. They introduced a strong female lead that is unlike any seen before in the Star Wars films. She’s basically the Luke Skywalker of this new trilogy in many ways, and it doesn’t even really matter that she’s female. She just happens to be so.

Honestly, I think the rest of the ground that Force Awakens has broken will be revealed by the sequels. It introduced a lot of questions, a new status quo with regard to the heroes and villains, and the repercussions of the destruction have yet to be felt.

Claiming that other fan fiction has been successful isn’t a good argument. Those fan fictions were only successful because they were renamed. They did not become part of the actual storyline. They had to become their own thing or they would never have achieved success.

The Force Awakens is now, forever, part of the Star Wars saga. By definition, fanfic can never do that. It ceases to be fanfic once it becomes an official part of the story.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – #SWSpoilerFree

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - PosterTake a pledge to help others see Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler free!

I have a friend who had the biggest plot point spoiled for him. A mere day before we saw the movie.

#SWSpoilerFree

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Here it is… the final trailer (and poster) for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Enjoy.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Teaser Trailer : Watch it Now!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Theater List

The world has been waiting for another Star Wars feature film since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, and about seven months after the tenth anniversary of that film, The Force Awakens will be released for our viewing pleasure.

Bad Robot tweeted a new note from director J.J. Abrams about the length of the trailer with the word “THANKSGIVING.”

An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 30 theaters across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28. Following this weekend, the tease can be seen in theaters around the world this December.

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