'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Blu-Ray Will Feature 14 Deleted Scenes


Were you a big fan of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Lucasfilm and Disney have announced the home entertainment plans for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, also known as Star Wars Episode 8.

"You can probably look at the first movie that George (Lucas) did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough".

The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray versions of The Last Jedi will be released two weeks later, on March 27.

One of the featurettes, "Balance of the Force", will "explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way", which may provide explanations for some of the more inexplicable sequences in the film.

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More than 2,000 visual effects needed to be created with the bulk of the work coming from Industrial Light & Magic facilities in San Francisco (Crait), London (Snoke, Canto Bight, Opening Battle), Vancouver (Ach-to, Phasma Fight) and Singapore (Crait, Jedi Academy Flashbacks) as well as six third-party vendors, with The Third Floor providing previs/postvis for the project.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on Blu-ray next month and it is going to be packed fuller than the Mos Eisley Cantina with extra features. Even more exciting is the abundance of bonus features, curated by writer-director Rian Johnson. Neither 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens nor 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - nor the original or prequel trilogies - is now available in 4K, not even digitally.

The dates are confirmed for March 13 and March 27 in the USA, but it isn't clear if this also applies to the United Kingdom, with some official retailers still listing April dates. The Force Awakens DVD had only seven deleted scenes, a lot of them very brief, and Rogue One had none (a major disappointment considering the extensive reshoots that took place on that film).

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro. In addition to the blockbuster movie, we'll also be treated to an array of special features, including fourteen deleted scenes totalling around twenty minutes of footage.