Today a new trailer was released to tease the digital and blu-ray version releases for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and we also learned what special features will be included, and you should prepare to be disappointed yet again with the final Skywalker Saga film.
The reason for this is that the home release versions will include NO deleted scenes and NO commentary from JJ Abrams. When you consider that the movie was extremely short for the story it tried to told, coupled with the rumors that Disney made JJ rush the edit and cut over 30 minutes from his cut, it’s troubling to hear that we won’t get to see any scenes that were cut to provide the way too fast version of the film we got in theaters. No deleted scenes coupled with no commentary from JJ, is a bit of a tragedy, and could highlight just how rushed this project ultimately was.
The digital version of the film hits on 3/17, and the Blu-ray hits on 3/31. There’s a chance another version of the home release will hit during the holiday season, but I’m starting to think that this is it for TROS, and Disney is just ready to be done with the Skywalkers once and for all.
- The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
- Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
- Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
- D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
- Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
- Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
- The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga, welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine, and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.