Not even a year later we have the second release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens you can take home on Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, but technically this is the first time it will be in Blu-ray 3D™ as well.
Here’s the official press release:
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 3D Collector’s Edition is arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.
But is there reason to double dip? I don’t have a 3D TV so the extras have to be stellar for me personally, but judge for yourself. Here’s the list of the 3D COLLECTOR’S EDITION BONUS FEATURES:
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.
I love things like this. I’m even a sucker for collectible packaging. Let’s blame that on the graphic designer in me (that’s the excuse I’ve been rollin with). I’m always up for new commentaries and genuinely enjoy foley and sound extras, especially for movies like this. I actually felt that Ben Burtt’s sound design overpowered a lot of Revenge of the Sith‘s amazing score by John Williams, something that it didn’t manage to do in The Force Awakens thankfully. But the deleted scenes have me more curious than anything. Remember those set photos of Adam Driver in X-Wing pilot gear? Me too and I hope those are included.
This 3D Collector’s Edition Comes out November 15, but I may hold out for the Blu-Rey edition…
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