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UPDATE! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray

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If you have already pre-ordered The Force Awakens Blu-ray on Amazon, you probably got a pleasant surprise in your email yesterday. It was supposed to be the release date of the movie. Today Amazon updated their site again and sent new emails to its customers alerting them that the movie still doesn’t have a specific release date.

 

UPDATE!

Also today we were contacted by Disney politely asking us to remove the rumored dates of the release. Of course we agreed to do so. Obviously the company has bigger plans for an official announcement of the date. I am pretty sure it will be soon and once the official announcement is released, we will immediately let you know.

 

 

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  • Hard Case

    I hope they will release Star Wars like most other Disney films. I really want a blu ray/DVD/digital combo pack of TFA. But like all the other Star Wars movies they will probably force us to choose.

    • Christopher Brown

      I think you’ll get your wish. Remember Fox is still has a lot of control in the other films releases. They have no say in this release.

      • Hard Case

        I actually just confirmed for myself that the combo pack will be available. You can pre-order that specifically online through the Disney store. :)

    • Rebekah Joy Helvie

      I’d love to have the BR/DVD combo, too. I was SO mad when they didn’t offer it for Thor 2.

  • Irvin Lira

    I’ve been waiting for an official release date so I could watch it again and again without the interruption of a crowd who sometimes are too loud for me to understand every little word spoken. Super stocked for this. Hopefully they do a steel book and if not for a steel book, a nice looking cover that includes the Blu Ray and Digital version so I can watch it on my iPhone when I travel.

  • ReckneckJedi85

    It was a nice surprise. Just made decision to pre order yesterday after seeing the combo confirmed. To celebrate going to the 945pm showing with a friend

  • Truther

    3D version included? I thought the 3D was really well done and I’m not a huge fan of 3D.

    • Christopher Brown

      You can bet they’ll have a 3D version available. The Marvel films always do. It’ll cost you about $5 more. The official announcement with all the different versions should be coming very soon.

  • Johnny Manziel

    My birthday! I know what I’m getting

    • nph53

      i bet your party will be in vegas. ;)

      • Hard Case

        Darth Vegas? :)

        • nph53

          johnny football = darth vagas. confirmed. ;)

  • Clone11038

    I want to know whether we will have a steelbook edition of TFA. Not that I’m particularly steelbook centered but I want this to look good next to my 2011 blu ray set.

    • TUD

      One showed up on the French Amazon, so i’m guessing so.

      • Clone11038

        That’s only available there though T.T

    • Shaky Premise

      JB Hi-Fi Australia are selling steelbook editions of TFA. $39.95AU from memory.

      • Clone11038

        T.T on my country’s amazon no steelbooks

  • Clone11038

    I have an important question: does the First order troop transporter have hiperdrive?

    • Hman360

      No its just what it says it is; a troop transport. SW TFA visual dictionary backs this up. Also only the Special forces TIE(limited capability) , Kylo’s shuttle and the star destroyers have hyper drive capabilities

      • Clone11038

        In that case at Takodana we had a destroyer waiting? Because there were quite a few Troop transports there…

        • Pinché Memo

          I’d say you’re pretty safe assuming that the Finalizer was in orbit – we don’t need to see it to know that it was there.

          • nph53

            thats interesting. makes me wonder why the first order was in such a hurry to leave. seems like one star destroyer would be a more then a match for a handful of x-wings and a transport.

            • Luz

              Kylo felt his mom was coming, looking the mess ha had made running away was clever.

            • Pinché Memo

              Because Kylo got what he came for, and he wanted to get home to play with his new toy.

      • Clone11038

        Uhm, I just checked my copy of the visual dictionary and it doesn’t deny that it could have hyperdrive

  • Matthew Keith

    The special edition version of this movie is where they replace all the CG with practical effects.

  • Portaler

    Man I hope they have an all out special edition version. Still so bummed no extended edition. There seems to be so much discontinuity between the movie, the book and toys. i’m thinking Lego snow speeder scene etc. Just seems to make sense to have an extended edition…….anyway I live in hope.

  • patriot8813

    If they don’t offer a big release with all kind of special features on the same day, I’m passing till they do.

  • WackyBantha

    I hope they add a free $100 bill as a bonus. I would buy many, many copies.

  • Adavanter Mki

    Sweet. That’s not to long of a wait! To amazon!

  • nph53

    cool! i can’t wait hear JJ’s commentary and watch all the behind the scenes stuff. should be very enlightening. :)

  • Lord Phanatic “Wampa”

    Blue Rey! Blue Rey!

    • daveolden

      I saw what you did there… ;)

  • PARALLAX

    No way im giving disney a cent

    • TUD

      Then why the fuck are you here commenting about it? No one cares.

      • nph53

        amen that.

      • PARALLAX

        so idiots like you waste time replying

        • TUD

          So you’re purposefully being incendiary and trollish? Nice one, man.

    • American_Ignorant

      I am the angriest TROLL EVER. Not really. And you’re a poor imitation of one to boot. At least you’re not claiming Episode VII is white genocide.

      Or are you?

  • Nate

    Nice, only 3.5 months after the theatrical release…sooner than I would’ve thought!

  • Melike

    Behind the scenes… All I’m asking for.

  • adamclark83

    The only way we’ll get decent extras is if Lucasfilm was producing them, not Disney. With Disney, there would only be a commentary, 10-min making of, 6 deleted scenes and a 3-min gag reel.

    • Sparky

      That’s better than how Lucasfilm has handled past dvd’s/blu rays- you have to buy the entire boxed set to get the deleted scenes (from episodes 4 through 6, anyway).

  • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

    More interested in the special features. Glad that art isn’t final, I prefer somethinb that fits in with the rest of the saga releases.

    • American_Ignorant

      Someone will have them posted on youtube within a week.

      Don’t bother buying it if you don’t care for the movie.

      • TUD

        *putlocker*

      • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

        And I’m sure someone will take it down too. I still own AOTC which I still consider the worst live-action SW film (a title that hopefully will never be taken from it) so I’ll get this one too. I’m also a commentary fan as well which I never see on YT.

    • Joseph Daniel

      I haven’t purchased a DVD in a while so I don’t know, but do non blueray copies have the special features too?

      • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

        They usually save the best stuff for BD and sometimes 3D.

        • Joseph Daniel

          Alright, thanks.

          • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

            Anytime! You on any other sites?

            • Joseph Daniel

              Not much, Eurobricks sometimes. Mostly just Rebelscum HothBricks and MakingStarWars.net. I usually mess about on Youtube rather then sites

              • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

                Right on! I’ll have to check em out. Jedi Temple Archives is a good one too but it’s mainly a collector based site.

                • Joseph Daniel

                  Nice, I’ll be sure to look it up

                  • Snark Vader (alias Grant)

                    Cool, I’m not on any of the forums. Just comment on the articles like this one.

  • brotheroflogan

    I’d like it on VHS like all the other Star Wars movies that I currently own. :)

    • TUD

      lolno

    • Luz

      I have them in Betamax.

  • American_Ignorant

    I am pleased I don’t have to wait long for this.

  • bob sherman

    I hope this comes out on Google Play faster

  • MaxboxOne

    Ok cool!!

  • Frustrating… no specs released… no word on if there will be 3D version or perhaps a UHD version.

    • Zachary Newton

      …or if the IMAX scenes will retain their 1.43 : 1 aspect ratio mixed in with the standard 2.35 : 1 aspect ratio of the 35 mm footage. The Interstellar BD handled it that way so that nothing was cropped.

      • So in other words only like .5 % of the audience got to see it the way JJ intended probably

  • SonOfConstantDiligence

    I remember right when the movie came out, about a week or two after it was released. Nearly everybody was complaining on this site about TFA not being original, too similar to Ep. 4, too many plot holes, etc.

    Now it seems like everybody is happy, positive, and generally glad to get TFA on blu-ray or DVD. It’s definitely an improvement in my opinion than seeing everybody whine about pretty minor things in the grand scheme of things.

    I’m just curious, have people changed their minds? Is it just the cynics have left this page? Or do people generally like this movie now, at least the ones who visit this site?

    • Steven

      Its Star Wars…….fans will collect the film simply as its part of the saga. Only the real diehard fans will perhaps not see it as a new entry.

      • Clone11038

        Uh what? You mean that I whose only complaint about Star Wars is that I don’t have the time to watcheverything am not a real diehard fan, while OT-centered fans are?

        • Steven

          Uh what? Did I even mention the OT? I purchased the ‘Complete Saga’ box set of Blu-rays, and since the new films are not Lucas’s vision I could take the view they are not really part of the saga. I can’t speak for these OT-centered fans that you mention….

          • Clone11038

            oooooh got it. I couldn’t understand your complaint. But… star wars fans don’t really care about what’s Lucas’ vision and what is not. The prequels kinda made most of ’emhate the guy

            • Steven

              Sorry. I could of perhaps been clearer to start. Yes its true many turned on Lucas after the prequels didn’t match their expectations or visions on what Star Wars should be. Though its amusing to watch old footage on the reactions of people after first watching them.

              I personally enjoyed TFA, but admit felt let down in its reuse of some scenes. Didn’t feel as much as Star Wars to me, though I hope the series will pick up and of course will not have a missing episode in my collection.

              • Clone11038

                It’s okay, don’t worry. Well, yeah. I personally liked all the star wars movies so far (:| that’s possible). What old footagw of reactions of people do you refer to? the one where lucas and his team watches episode I and doesn’t like it that much?

                • Steven

                  There was footage floating around comparing reaction for TPM and TFA at one point, and they are very similar to be honest. I think a lot of people go in swept up in the hype and don’t see faults till later.

                  • Clone11038

                    are ypu suggesting that TFA is as bad as TPM?

                    • Steven

                      No….that’s just a reflection that the majority of fans get carried away by the hype and it amusing to see over reactions if you’re not totally sold by the film. I prefer TFA over TPM, but felt it could of done with its pace slowed a little with a bit more background filler and not be as dark. However that is just personal preference.

                    • Clone11038

                      Well I agree that it was maybe too fast paced. I would certainly liked to see more of the New Republic.

                    • Steven

                      Totally – that in itself would of distanced it from ANH more and given us a glimpse of what the Rebels had achieved.

                    • Clone11038

                      well, from what I understood we can get data about that through the upcoming books

                    • Steven

                      I understand that, but believe that books, comics, cartoons, etc, shouldn’t be relied upon to by films to fill in the blanks.

                    • SonOfConstantDiligence

                      I agree too Steven, but I’m hoping that once the Sequels are all finished we’ll be able to see a more clear picture of everything.

                      I’ve seen many comparisons of TFA, Ep. 4, and TPM.
                      The best that made the most sense to me, is that Ep. 4 carried itself very well, it didn’t rely on any other media to fill in for the audience, the audience just filled in any blanks themselves and everyone was happy with the outcome.

                      TPM came out and almost too much was explained. The audience didn’t need to fill in any blanks because it was all over explained in the movie, midichlorians explaining the force come to mind, and the audience didn’t really have any questions that needed to be asked because we all knew who was who, and where they;d eventually end up in A New Hope.

                      Now with TFA and the rest of the sequels, it takes the complete opposite approach. Almost everything is a mystery, and there are a lot of questions and we have no idea where any of these characters will eventually end up. So TFA relies very heavily on the rest of the trilogy to fill in the questions.

      • Crimson Forever

        Um, what? I’m a die hard fan of 39 years and I loved VII.

        • Steven

          A generalisation I shouldn’t have used. However I’ve heard some people say it isn’t really Star Wars as Lucas’s drafts were dropped. Some people can be fickle like that, as is their choice, and these people I know see themselves as true diehard fans.

          • SonOfConstantDiligence

            I see where you are coming from, but diehard to me sounds like Southern Baptist to the general world. Nothing against Southern Baptists lol they just have extreme views.

            Basically, if you’re not hardcore enough and only like the OT movies then you are going to hell and you aren’t a true Star Wars fan.

            It’s like who draws the line for who is considered a diehard Star Wars fan?

            I’d consider myself a diehard Star Wars fan. I continuously get remarks in real life about how I am the biggest Star Wars fan people have met. I “love” the OT and grew up watching them as a kid with the VHS versions, then later saw the Special Editions in theater and bought the Blu-rays and DVD editions. Then the prequels came out, and I enjoyed those too but not as much as the older movies. Then, TFA came out and I absolutely loved that movie too. Obviously, not everyone agrees but I don’t consider the people who only like the OT movies to be true diehard Star Wars fans.

            It just doesn’t make sense to label certain fans as being more hardcore or diehard than others. We all have different opinions and like different things about these movies and the Star Wars universe.

    • Davis

      I doubt people would change their minds. Hating on TFA has a lot more in it than it seems. As prequel fans whose movies are bashed ever since it release want some revenge (or justification that others also cant do better than the terrible prequels). There are also EU fans who are now upset, aswell as Disney haters, biased OT fans etc. So a lot of people were predestinated to hate the movie long before it was released.

      The movie turned out to be pretty good, so they have hard time on hating. Thankfully for them there is a ,,death star 3.0″ so they can chew on the unoriginal bone (despite ep VI, and TPM also did that, but that seems to be overlooked for some reason).
      Im more curious about the hating on ep 8, as Rian Johnson will most likely give us the best SW movie ever. Will that be ,,too original”? Or too dark for them? We shall see..

    • Dave

      I think the ones complaining about TFA are a loud minority who are trying to revive the PT bashers vs gusher war between 99-05.

      The difference is the fans that enjoyed TFA aren’t saying its better then the OT as they aren’t trying to put one Trilogy against the other. In a sense we aren’t taking the bait and aren’t trying to convince anyone who didn’t like TFA, as we enjoyed it and that’s it.

      What happened with the PT gushers is they started taking digs at the OT and defended the SE to justify the PT and that is when fans took sides.

    • Clone11038

      Maybe those stupid complainters just didn’t open this page

      • Pittctycitizen

        I agree. Most of them so have read on Instagram are teenaged brats cussing and griping about it. It has been ridiculous. Now the cussing and griping is about Disney. Too much self absorption.

        • Clone11038

          The most ridiculous thing about it is thatDisney has little to do with this film. I mean, they left creative freedom to Lucasfilm essentially. They just get the money.

      • Mr_Crankypants

        Maybe they just rolled their eyes and gave up trying to have a conversation about the relative merits of the film with people who think anyone who disagrees with them regarding something so utterly subjective as enjoying a sci-fi movie is ‘stupid’.

        • TUD

          Mmmmm…no. If that were all they were doing, I think everyone would be okay with it.

        • Clone11038

          I find stupid the way complainters complaint about a film. They don’t say “I didn’t like this and that”, they say “this movie is shit”. So relativity is not the case here.

    • Portaler

      I think people (myself included) generally like the movie. It’s just some of the blantant copying/parallels…..(however you want to name them) that disappointed many. They could have done that in a not so obvious way I thought. But it is what it is and I personally hope they don’t do this again for VIII & IX. Otherwise a great movie !!

    • David Gallagher

      Or different people have different opinions – shocker, eh?

  • radif

    Amazon has already removed the April 5th date from their pre order page and I got an email stating I would be notified when a release date was available. I think Amazon jumped the gun….

    • TUD

      Maybe Disney wants to wait until later to release it, maybe to give TFA a 3D IMAX re-release?

  • Scott

    Lucas film always hold back the most valuable visual contents materials in later release of Box sets. So I will take wait and see approach.

    • David Gallagher

      This ain’t the old Lucasfilm. Don’t judge by what happened before Disney came in.

  • Pittctycitizen

    Well, weird. Amazon has now moved the release to unknown. I received an email yesterday morning about the April 5th date. Then last night, I received another one that it is now unknown and the date has been removed from the listing. Grrrrr

    • TUD

      Lucasfilm is probably gonna push the release date back in order to make time for a 3D IMAX re-release some time in the summer, hopefully April.

  • BillyGar

    Amazon changed to 5th April due the rumors about that and then Disney contacted them to tell them that date was probably not going to be true…

  • daveolden

    Yeah, fine, but what about all those people born on April 5th!
    How the heck are they gonna celebrate if their birthday’s been taken down?!