UPDATE! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collector’s Edition 3-D Blu-Ray Will Feature New Deleted Scenes.

Image by Lucasfilm


A “Collector’s Edition” version of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, featuring 3-D, audio commentary, and new deleted scenes is officially in the pipeline – and best of all, you’ll be able to get your hands on it just in time for Rogue One.



Before we get into the finer details of what’s included in the 4-disc set, the French Star Wars Twitter has shared an image of what the interior of the box will look like (thanks to Le Jedi Lorain):





We received a press release from Disney Home Entertainment regarding the updated re-release of the movie. It reads as follows:

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

(August 10, 2016) — 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.

Upon its debut last December, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” received rave reviews from both critics and audiences, and shattered box office records with over $936 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide. The film has since been nominated for five Academy Awards® and took home the BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects. “The Force Awakens” re-ignited the Star Wars franchise and fans eagerly await the next installment, arriving in theaters Dec. 2017, as well as the first in a series of standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” premiering on Dec. 16, 2016.



Bonus features include:


  • 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.


TFA Blu Ray

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition global release dates include:

  • Australia – Nov. 9
  • Brazil – Nov. 16
  • France – Oct. 31
  • Germany – Nov. 24
  • Holland – Oct. 31
  • Italy – Nov. 2
  • Spain – Nov. 2
  • Sweden – Oct. 31
  • United Kingdom – Oct. 31
  • US and Canada – Nov. 15


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega (“Attack the Block,” “Imperial Dreams”) as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (“Lincoln,” “Girls”) as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis,” “The Bourne Legacy”) as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film’s producers.

Having established a musical legacy with his iconic scores for the previous six films in the Star Wars saga, acclaimed composer John Williams returned to score “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” ultimately garnering his 50th Oscar® nomination for it.







And here’s the official post on StarWars.com with some nice images.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

147 thoughts on “UPDATE! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collector’s Edition 3-D Blu-Ray Will Feature New Deleted Scenes.

  • August 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I want it! Mostly for the audio commentary.

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

    What about us in the UK?

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

      On hold, due to Brexit uncertainty.

      Rogue One won’t be released until after article 50 is triggered.

      • August 11, 2016 at 12:34 am

        And due to the plummeting value of the pound the blu-ray will cost £200 ($19.99 US).

      • August 11, 2016 at 12:44 am

        I believe it’s a special clause…Article 66.

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I hated giving George my money more than once for the same thing( and I LIKE George) Torrents, here I go

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

      LFL under George never…NEVER double-dipped this fast though. Nor did they release a shitty, bare-bones initial sku, swear up and down it was the whole release, and everything they wanted to show people…and follow that up with the stuff people actually want later. No matter how much I want to see it, this is a pass just on principle.

      • August 11, 2016 at 12:55 am

        Oh, give me a break. They dipped plenty and often needlessly, no matter how quick it was. It’s the same damn thing.

        • August 11, 2016 at 12:57 am

          Nope. No matter how much you want to remember them double dipping, the initial releases were always packed with features, and subsequent releases were years apart when the initial skus were pretty much gone from shelves. This is absolutely something new for this franchise.

          • August 11, 2016 at 2:34 am

            Wait, you`re complaining that a VHS only had an interview as an extra? Which VHS releases did extras better, in your opinion? I mean, in my day, Batman came with a flipping COKE commercial AND WE LIKED IT JUST FINE! WE WERE EXCITED FOR IT! Anyhoo, those are 4 releases between the years 1982 and 2000, an 18 year stretch. The DVDs were released once, then repackaged with the GOUT two years later. BD? Same thing – box set in 2011, then broken out as individual discs in 2013. All of the PT films, and the OT films once they hit DVD have been accompanied by multiple commentaries, and stuffed with extras. 6 months apart and starting with what is, let`s be honest, in 2016 a very bare bones release, when it was obvious material was being held back, is new.

          • August 11, 2016 at 4:13 am

            You have missed my point entirely:

            That VHS was marketed around that preview of episode II. It was a clear bait and switch.

            People on theforce.net back then were PISSED.

            And I wasn’t complaining. You are having trouble following this thread. I am saying this new release of TFA is NOTHING NEW. At least this has something substantial.

            You can have the last word, if you like, but this is mine on the subject. Good day.

          • August 11, 2016 at 7:41 am

            I think what mr. pants is getting at is that regardless of content, those releases in that article were 2 -5 years apart. bait-and-switch and double-dipping are nothing new, its just frustrating when some of the most wanted features come out mere months after you buy the film. Imagine if you bought a VHS with nothing but the movie on it and 6 months later they released the exact same VHS but with full length interviews with george lucas and deleted scenes. Its not about promising something and not delivering what we want. Its about delivering what we did want months after giving us half of what we wanted like it was the only option.

          • August 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

            No, I know and he is right in that the timing is different. But other studios do this now. It’s sadly become the norm. No one should be surprised. Besides, sites like this will tell us the relevant details from the commentary. I will get it on sale.

          • August 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm

            Yeah, I know it’s the norm – I think LotR really set that pattern if I recall. I’m just shaking my cane at it 🙂

          • August 12, 2016 at 12:24 am

            I hear ya. The good thing is the internet will tell us what was key off the commentary two weeks before release.

      • August 11, 2016 at 3:34 am

        Again..because this practice hasn’t been performed since VHS, right?

        Gosh you’re so smart. You must have a degree in marketing to have “called” this one.

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about 3d.
    The deleted scenes and commentary will either be added to the iTunes edition I own or be on YouTube.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:30 am

      I would hope they are added to the itunes edition, as that was a serious oversight on the original release

      • August 11, 2016 at 12:32 am

        They did already add something to the iTunes extras post-release so it would be kind of rude not to.

        • August 12, 2016 at 1:41 am

          Yeah, one whole featurette. Yay.

          • August 12, 2016 at 2:12 am

            My point is they can and do add stuff. JJ hinted that any new deleted scenes would be made available by that route.

          • August 12, 2016 at 4:15 am

            Hopefully. I payed good money for that download.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:45 am

      Seriously, is home 3D even a thing anymore? Who does that?

      • August 11, 2016 at 12:48 am

        I can’t comprehend the level of more money than sense required to buy a 3D TV. I know no-one who owns one (and I work at a large streaming entertainment company in Silicon Valley so you’d think…)

        I’ve seen a grand total of two movies in 3D even in the theater.

        Avatar — terrible movie, 3D gave me a headache
        The Martian — liked the movie, 3D still sucks

        • August 11, 2016 at 12:55 am

          I can’t see the Martian being enhanced in…any way? by 3D. Wonder if that was native or some genius’s decision to post convert?

          • August 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

            In my (very uneducated) judgment it was done post as the main thing I noticed was that it looked like multiple 2D flat planes with depth between them. Kind of like a cardboard puppet theater.

          • August 11, 2016 at 2:38 am

            I would guess you’re right – I rather think that if Ridley Scott were shooting with 3D in mind…we`d know it from the film 🙂 Converting a character piece like The Martian to 3D seems like…I dunno, a post-conversion on My Dinner With Andre. I mean, I suppose you COULD, but….

    • August 11, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Listening to JJ Abrams stuttering before his scenes is a promise for good laughs

      • August 11, 2016 at 1:04 am

        Yeah, I’m almost morbidly curious about the commentary. I liked the movie well enough but I’m not generally an Abrams fan and the things I didn’t like about it were all very much his style.

      • August 11, 2016 at 3:33 am

        Do you ever wonder why no one up votes you?

    • August 11, 2016 at 1:12 am

      I think you have the wisest view on this.

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I am super excited for this! … but it is tempered a bit.
    My disappointment is these supposed “never before shared deleted scenes”. I know JJ dosn’t have control over stuff like this but he explicitly said in an interview that all of the deleted scenes that were filmed were shown on the original blu ray and that he wasn’t “holding back” for future collectors sets. This and the audio commentary should have been on the original release as no-brainers. This should have been available within a week or two of the original release. But its no use i suppose. I will just have to see the audio commentary and deleted scenes oneline or at a friends house or something

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:43 am

      He said there would likely be more deleted scenes but implied they’d be added to the iTunes release.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:43 am

      He lied; he LIED to us! Terminate him, immediately!

    • August 11, 2016 at 3:52 am

      Maybe he hadn’t recorded the commentary yet.

      • August 11, 2016 at 3:58 am

        Its certainly possible. I mean I am happy to get any commentary at all, but considering all of time time during production, all of the time between the release of the film and the Blu-ray in april and now all of time from april to christmas and the comentary just happen to come out with a new deluxe edition. I have a hard time believing that there was absolutely no time for anyone to record a 2 hour commentary before now. – but hey, again, I’ll take what I can get, they could have easily just not had any commentary, so I’m happy. I’m just saying even if it wasn’t intentional, the circumstances definitely make it seem like they were holding stuff back to make more people double-dip.

        • August 11, 2016 at 4:04 am

          How often do they release 3D at the same time as regular for other films?

          • August 11, 2016 at 4:13 am

            Thor the dark world and the majority of phase 3 marvel movies were released in 3D and 2D/blu-ray on the same day. But the 3D delay wasn’t my concern, I was just pointing out that it would have taken only a tiny bit of time and forthought to just record the commentary right away to bolster the origional release that needed some love. If Indiana Jones 4 can have 3 separate commentary tracks on its inital DVD release, then its hard for me to believe that there was absolutely no way to get even ONE for one of the biggest movies of all time’s initial release.
            But in either case, we have one now, so hopefully it will be added to the itunes edition which many of us already bought, in which case all is forgiven.

    • August 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

      pretty sure you’ll be able to watch all of the new deleted scenes online. it just takes a little effort to look (which i’d say is worth less than the $50 you’d pay for this “new” edition).

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I would only buy it if it includes the deleted scene of Chewie ripping off 4 quarter portions of Unkar Plutt’s arms. I NEED TO SEE THAT!!!

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:37 am


  • August 11, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I don’t care a lot about 3D, but I saw the movie twice in theaters, once in 3D. It was that kind of non-intrusive 3D that just enhaced the movie to me. Not like other movies that go out of their way to throw stuff at the camera just as a 3D gimmick.

    As for the new deleted scenes and the fact there’s an audio commentary? I’m a little sour, but we all knew it would happen. When they release another version with episode 8 it will have “even more unseen content!” I’ll probably just go find them on youtube.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:54 am

      On the bright side, it looks like all the new content is just a third disc – should be up fairly quickly in reasonable quality on all the usual…perfectly legal…ummm….sites where…one pays for and buys……..discs….

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Wow, Disney milking it very hard. I wonder if they will make enhanced version in the future, with updated CGI, more creatures, more ships and explosion, just to sell more discs.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:58 am

      You mean like…George? Does this mean you have to fight yourself to the death now?

      • August 11, 2016 at 1:01 am

        I know what I’m saying. George did it because it was his vision. He added with CGI what he couldn’t do with practical effects. He did it because he felt like his painting wasn’t finish. What Disney is doing is an obvious cash grab at the expense of fanatics.

        • August 11, 2016 at 1:09 am

          As long as people keep buying it, they’ll keep selling it.

        • August 11, 2016 at 1:33 am

          To say Lucas never did cash grabs or milked the franchise is ridiculous. It was a commercial product to Lucas as well.

          • August 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

            Oh, of course it was – SW is the cash engine that drove Lucasfilm, there’s no question about that. I think however that there’s an obvious and stark difference between the initial release of TFA on home video and any of the other films on either DVD or BD. Hell, even the SE VHSs contained interviews with Lucas about the films – and that’s a format that doesn’t lend itself to really any extras at all. The TFA BD by contrast was an obviously calculated move, with the intention of making that release obsolete within six months, while denying that’s exactly what they were doing. It’s tacky.

          • August 11, 2016 at 1:54 am

            Also, I don’t know about in the US, but in the UK the VHS versions weren’t available to buy until long after RotJ. I mean years later.

          • August 11, 2016 at 2:42 am

            Well, that`s kind of a hard one to judge really. I think you`re the same-ish age as me, so you might remember that `back in the war` studios weren`t really thrilled about home video, so they sold films as rental copies, not intended for retail sale, at something like $200 a piece – hideous expensive. I remember picking up tapes the rental stores were done with cheaper, but retail copies just weren`t a thing for months to years after the rental copies were released. That said, CBS-FOX first released SW in 1982, Empire in 1984, and Jedi in 1986.

          • August 11, 2016 at 3:08 am

            I definitely recall there used to be a months-long rental window before movies were available to buy but Star Wars was unusually long.

            1986-1987 sounds about right for when I first got a copy. My family were very late adopters for the whole VCR craze — we got our first one in 1985 and I recall it wasn’t possible to buy any of the Star Wars movies until some time later (unless you got hold of ex-rental copies). The import market didn’t exist because back then PAL TVs and VCRs couldn’t display NTSC. I guess there may have been a different distribution deal in the UK.

            We didn’t get the original theater release until January 1978, either!

          • August 11, 2016 at 3:51 am

            You couldn’t even rent ESB when Jedi was released in Theaters. Not for about another year.

          • August 11, 2016 at 6:57 am

            At least they had the honesty to announce that a 3D version was coming later in the year.

          • August 11, 2016 at 7:23 pm

            I agree, I would never strongly defend Disney on doing it, it is tacky and it sucks, but that is pretty much the industry standard these days. Lucas was weird about releases as it was, but I always felt he purposely held stuff back knowing he would do another release and need that stuff to move it. It always seemed like with each release he would drop a little more behind the scenes and additional modifications to the films. The releases weren’t as frequent, but similar to what the industry does on a regular basis today, Lucas held stuff back for potential later releases.

        • August 11, 2016 at 3:32 am

          It’s good that you know what you’re saying. Because no one else here ever understands you through all the anger, tears, and hate you projectile vomit through the internet with your tiny fingered keystrokes.

        • August 11, 2016 at 3:53 am

          I agree actually. George didn’t need to add in the bonus scenes and CGI, the DVDs still would have sold well. This shows that he “felt his painting wasn’t finnished.”

          But TFA is a different story. Holding back deleted scenes just for future releases is annoying.

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Looks like I’ll be buying my first 3D Blu-Ray disc and I don’t own a 3D player or TV.

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Maybe this version will actually be good?

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:13 am

    I do want to get this to listen to the commentary (the commentary on the 2009 Star Trek was very good), but with several movies left to see this year (Blair Witch, Fantastic Beasts, and Rogue One) and the fact I need to get Pokémon Sun and Moon, this isn’t high on my priorities.

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Well, they are getting the thumb closer to the activation switch on the lightsaber. Still not quite there.

    • August 11, 2016 at 3:48 am

      Thought the hand was just holding it, not activating.

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:53 am

    There’s absolutely nothing to complain about here. If you have no interest in this release, don’t buy it. Nobody’s reaching into your pocket. If you’re upset about another TFA release so soon and buy it anyway, then you have nobody to blame but yourself. Exercise some self control and realize that you’re the architect of your own misery.

    That all being said, I think I’ll probably pass on this. I don’t have a 3d television and I’ve never had much interest in audio commentary. I like special features, but I’m usually a one-and-done on those so I’ll catch them at a buddy’s place. I’m very interested in deleted scenes, but I’ll watch those online ten minutes after the movie hits the market.

    • August 11, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Nothing to complain about, no, but it should be instructive for people as to how the films may be sold from now on. I for one will wait a bit instead of jumping on the initial releases going forward.

      • August 11, 2016 at 3:31 am

        Because they haven’t been doing special editions of movies since VHS.

        This is a new development! You’re a wise man to catch on and show restraint.

      • August 11, 2016 at 4:10 am

        That’s a lesson that could have been learned years ago. This isn’t anything we’ve not seen before.

      • August 11, 2016 at 4:14 am

        You know, there is a point here and you are right about that.

        The books, for example, have extra short stories when they come out in paperback. That has soured me on the hardbacks. Learn a lesson and move forward. You are right.

      • August 11, 2016 at 5:32 am

        Where have you been? They have been pulling this stuff for years now. It’s the reason why we all own 27 different versions of the original trilogy.

        • August 11, 2016 at 5:49 am

          True, but I don’t recall any of the previous movies being released twice in the same year with new extras.

        • August 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

          Nope. The closest together the films have ever been sold previously is 2 years. 2 years I could stomach. 6 months is greedy.

          • August 12, 2016 at 12:37 am

            Fine. Buy it in 2018, then. The point is that new versions of the same movies were released umpteen times, with new bells and whistles and updates with each successive release.

      • August 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

        Could wait 10 years for the anniversary super collector 3D 4k HDR remix of the whole trilogy so you don’t have to spend $2k dollars for every version in between. But wait what if there is a 25 year anniversary diamond deluxe VR version.

      • August 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        This ^ exactly. Now I know that there is zero benifit to buying the initial release. I’ll stick to collectors sets from now on if I know that I only have to wait a few months

    • August 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Actually, I wanted the 3D version at the normal Blu-ray release. What do you mean nothing to complain about? I was supposed to wait 6 months? Fuck Disney for double dipping. Just wait, 6 months from now we will get the 4k HDR version for the low price of $40. This shit is ridiculous.

      • August 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm

        Read my first post. Nobody is reaching into your pocket. Vote with your dollar.

        • August 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

          I’m pretty sure if I stop watching Star Wars people will still go see it and someone will buy 5 copies of ever version because they can. I’ll just have to resort to pirating.

          • August 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm

            You don’t have to stop watching it. You’re just obligated to run out and fork over money every time another version of the movie lands on shelves. If you do that, then you’re part of why the marketing exists like it does. Be patient.

  • August 11, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Possibly more Kylo Ren scenes. Yeah I’m game.

  • August 11, 2016 at 2:36 am

    The milking has begun.

    • August 11, 2016 at 2:49 am

      We knew this was coming out late in the year when the Blu-Ray was released. The milking began when the spin-offs were announced.

      • August 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

        Right, but who wants to wait 6 months? They know the person who buys the 3D version isn’t going to wait 6 months, they could have easily pushed out at the same time. I have a nerve at this point to wait to watch the over the air free version going forward.

        • August 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

          I for one waited for this release..

  • August 11, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Well we knew this was coming. Doesn’t make it more annoying due to the fact that I bought the movie when it came out originally.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:06 am

    so it gives us all the extras we wanted the first time around… come on now, disney, don’t double dip us.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Ah, where are the trailers and TV spots??? They always get included.

  • August 11, 2016 at 6:42 am

    extremely intrigued by the commentary.. but everyone here should have guessed that disney is going to double, triple, quadruple dip on this film until the end of time.. there will be a 25th anniversary platinum silver gold kyber crystal edition of the force awakens with 10x the special features down the line

    • August 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

      i don’t really mind the various editions and box sets(minus the terrible lucas changes), but two separate blu-ray sets of the same film in the same year is a bridge too far, at least for me.

    • August 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

      As if they don’t do this with every big franchise now. Simply buy it or don’t.

  • August 11, 2016 at 7:22 am

    mmm, double dipping.
    if you’re complaining about whether to buy this new edition, consider this….you can watch all of the new bonus material online if you look hard enough.
    you’re welcome.

    • August 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      I want more special features about the props. Especially construction of the LED lightsabers, and the team behind it. The Target Exclusive content didn’t delve in deep enough for me.

    • August 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      I have a 3D TV so this is a must own for me. 3D is such a gimmick that is dying at least in home theaters but papa need his fix.

  • August 11, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Should have an Ep8 title for you guys in about 4 weeks.
    Hint: thirteen letters.

  • August 11, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Anakin’s Lightsaber

    You mean you don’t like the glorification of the lightsaber that

    Sliced tentacles
    Cut mandibles
    Beheaded an old man
    Killed children

    Cut off the arm of a snow creature
    Punctured the belly of an Imperial Walker

    Ran thru Storm Troopers
    Sliced the face of a a villain.

    • August 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      That scene corresponds to the step 3 of the warrior’s journey diagram followed by a mentally challenged kid trying to make a movie.
      She refuses a call that happens for no reason, and how does JJ Abrams worked around the refusal to get to next step? Explosions!

      • August 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        Why are you still here if you hate this movie so much? Go watch the prequels or something, man.

  • August 11, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Just need to wait for the 4K version now, or maybe the special edition trilogy collectors box. Seriously they would be my two favourite versions.

  • August 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

    no price…

    • August 11, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      (Takes the required 30 seconds to actually read the article/looks at pictures/does deep thoughtful analysis) It includes the 3D Blu Ray/Blu Ray/DVD/Digital.

      • August 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        XD yes, I’m impatient. Thank you anyways.

  • August 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Wake me up when the 4K get’s released.
    *sleeps through Rogue One*

    wuh?….Jyn Erso is Rey’s Mother?! K-2SO is BB-8’s FATHER?!?!?! =O

    • August 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Is 4k noticable quaility jump on a screen 50 inches or smaller?

      • August 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

        depends on from how far you look at it….
        But remember that you need a 4K disc player and a screen that both support 4K resolution…. Otherwise, it just gets downscaled to the maximumresolution from your player or TV.

        • August 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm

          Aren’t most TV’s sold now 4K?

          • August 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm

            Here in Belgium 4K is still quite new, most sold tv’s are 1080p.. But maybe so in America. However, I didn’t know 1. if you were looking to buy a new tv 2. if the tv you have now is 4K or not 🙂

      • August 12, 2016 at 12:33 am

        of course. not only does it matter how close you sit (i personally sit about 5 feet away, which they say 6.6ft for 4K). now… that is only the RESOLUTION. half the reason for 4K is HDr (High Dynamic Range) and the wider color gamut. the higher dynamic range allows for details in dark areas while at the same time showing details in bright areas. check out this comparison, and notice the dark areas.


        • August 12, 2016 at 12:50 am

          Not ready so spend thousands, I’ll wait a year or two for the prices to come down. Plus then they’ll want us to buy 8k then whatever never after that. Why can’t they just get to where we can watch it a home in as good of picture quality as a good movie theater?

          • August 12, 2016 at 1:45 am

            Vizio P series is great. 50″ 4K with both HDR standards (HDR10 and Dolby Vision) for $999. so, not even $1,000 😉

            again, the jump from 1080p to 4K is not just a resolution thing. it is about pictue quality, colors, and HDR. If 8k came out in consumer markets tomorrow, it WOULD be just a resolution bump.

            Also, Home cinema’s are even surpassing many theater screens. I am recalling one theater here that is quite popular that seems to have brightness issues. Also, that Vizio for instance, is capable of HDR on both standards. so it can playback HDR on any UHD bluray (some manufacturers are choosing either HDR10 or Dolby vision….). Now, the only HDR theaters are Dolby Cinema and IMAX Laser. only a hand ful of states have these theaters. I am lucky enough to live in California, and i am going to make the 3 hour trek to check out both formats this year, or at least Dolby Cinema. So right now is a great time, if you are looking for an upgrade. if not, Next year will prove even better.

          • August 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

            When I see a video on youtube that says it’s 4K is it really? I didn’t think a laptop had the capability to view a picture that good. It all confuses me.

          • August 13, 2016 at 2:40 am

            well…. what is your laptop’s resolution? (if you are on Windows, right click on your desktop, and you should see something about screen resolution. Your screens resolution will be the highest (recommended) available. If it is a newer, it might be 1920×1080 (1080p), but MANY laptops are 1366×768 (some god awful resolution… hell, mine is that lol). anyways, you can only see what your panel is capable of. So if you have a 720p or 1080p screen, and you click 1440p or 4k on youtube, you won’t be seeing those those resulutions.

            Think of if you hooked a bluray player up to an old standard definition tv. the content would be 1080p, but your screen wouldn’t. But yes, it is 4K if you have a 4K screen. Although, youtube does compress the video, which you can see clearly in dark scenes of the new Rogue One trailer (i think the trailer looks better on the itunes trailer site)

          • August 21, 2016 at 4:09 am

            What’s funny is a I see these pages comparing 4k with standard. Pointless to look at on my non 4k monitor. I wonder how many 8K, 16K it will get up to until it’s equal what film actually is projected on the 40 foot screen I see at the Cinema.

          • August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm

            Unless you are going to one of a handful of remaining film projector theaters, then you are watching a digital projector, either 2K, or most likely now, 4K. And, with Dolby Cinema and IMAX Laser (very few of these screens in the world. check if any are near you) they utilize laser projectors which have incredible High Dynamic Range.

            So, if you were to have a decent 4K tv with HDR, and a UHD bluray, then you would actually be seeing a better picture than what you see at 99% of theaters.

            Also, i was lucky enough to see Interstellar in one of the few remaining 70mm IMAX film projectors… true IMAX…. talking like 96ft screen….. it was crazy.

          • August 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

            Then I heard talk about 8K or 16K.

  • August 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Does this version change the aspect ratio for the IMAX scenes?!?! I really hope so.

    • August 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      If it does, you’d get black stripes on the sides

      • August 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

        Actually, the black borders on the top and bottom would be removed, Dark Knight Rises style.

        • August 12, 2016 at 10:37 am

          Due to the difference size ratio you need black borders on the sides to have the full image, otherwise it has to be cropped

          • August 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

            It’s not going to be the full IMAX image, precisely for the reason you just stated.

  • August 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    but… I already bought the steelbook :'(

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Can I trade my old copy in for a discount? Money grabbing assholes is what they are. Really don’t like how Disney is handling Star Wars, they look like they are just trying to milk the name.

    • August 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      They told us this was happening when the Blu Ray was released months ago. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

      • August 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

        I don’t recall them telling anyone that new deleted scenes an commentary would be exclusive to a collectors set they would release later on. Otherwise nobody would have bought the original blu ray

        • August 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

          You have to think that if they said that they were waiting till later in the year that they would release the 3D blu ray that there would be some new stuff on it, no? Common sense here.

          • August 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

            Common sense would tell you that most people aren’t going to buy a 3D blu-ray if they don’t have a 3D tv. Some people will buy just for the extra features that should have been on the first blu-ray. That is where the money grab is.

          • August 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm

            I don’t get your point here. There are usually different versions of movies you can buy when they come out. Usually the 3D version has all the bells and whistles. This is SOP for every company. You know if you don’t like how Disney is handling Star Wars you can like not watch it and stuff. That is totally on you as a consumer. You are acting like there hasn’t like 5 different releases of the OT and PT of Star Wars in the past with “new features”. I could understand being a bit angry if this was out of the blue, but THEY TOLD US this was happening. Anger leads to the darkside padawan, let it go.

          • August 12, 2016 at 6:22 am

            Is it standard operating procedure? I can’t recall a single 3D release that had a significant difference in special features from the 2D version. Alice in wonderland didn’t. None of the marvel movies did. Maybe avatar, though I haven’t seen the 3D release of that one. Of course it is our right not to purchase it, of which I will avail myself, but your logic seems to be “they’ve tricked the fans into double dipping before, so why complain about a few more times”. It wasn’t cool then either but at least then it wasn’t a 4 month gap. But the only real feedback we have to give is with our dollars so perhaps if enough people pass then they will at least wait for an anniversary edition box set to try and pull this kind of thing.

          • August 12, 2016 at 6:31 am

            I don’t know why you keep saying they tricked you when they told you that they were doing it when the original blu Ray came out. Think about it, if they didn’t release the 3D version along with the release of the regular blu Ray it has to be for a reason right? 1) marketing tool for Rogue One 2)They had extra footage they were planning on releasing all along. They in no way tricked you or me or any other informed consumer. If you weren’t in the loop, that sucks but the information was there and readily available. BTW BVS did it different features on different levels of disks. A bunch of movies including Avatar as you said as well.

          • August 12, 2016 at 6:47 am

            I don’t recall them telling me anything. Prior to release day, did they say there was a collectors set with even more deleted scenes and the only existing commentary for the film? If you saying that I should have extrapolated that since the 3D version hadn’t been released that it must definitely contain a JJ abrams commentary and therefore I should never purchase initial releases, then perhaps I have learned my lesson the hard way. To be completely honest, what bothers me about this isn’t even them releasing a collectors set with new stuff- as you said, its pretty much the norm and I am sure the next set in 6 months will have even MORE content that isn’t on this one. It just irritates me that lucasfilm seemed to care so little about the initial release that they didn’t even put a SINGLE commentary track from anyone. Thats something I expect from a SD DVD bargain bin at Walmart, not a major studio released HD blu-ray deluxe edition of one of the most profitable films of all time. Revenge of the sith had something like 4 comentary tracks and 6 deleted scenes for the “bare bones” release and they they added even MORE for the collectors editions later on. That’s double-dipping done right IMO. But at this point it is what it is. No use crying over spilt blue milk.

        • August 12, 2016 at 6:10 am

          I’m sure people will have still bought the original blu-ray, but I think its a definitely ploy on their part to release minimal features with it so they can release another edition later and all us geeks will buy it again. It will not surprise me if this doesn’t include all of the deleted scenes and there’s another edition later- probably in a box set of 7 movies or something with the complete list of deleted scenes. And possibly another edition later with them merged back into the film. Of course as soon as the blu-ray is released, someone will stick all the bonus material on youtube so you can save the pennies that way.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    And this is why we have piracy folks.

  • August 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Fleece the flock

    • August 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Exactly. My first thought is watching the added deleted scenes online …I won’t buy another copy. Sorry. Not sorry.

  • August 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I just bought the blueray a month ago. I was woefully disappointed in the features. I was looking for more docs and COMMENTARY. Now they’re only giving JJs commentary? Ben Burtt gives the best commentary. I’d like to have Kasdan and Ardnt on there as well. and maybe a little John Knoll. maybe a little Dennis Muren.

    and in fantasy land I would love to hear a George Lucas commentary track on TFA.

    I don’t think I like TFA enough to buy it twice.

  • August 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    We knew it. We ALL knew it, right? Damn it.

    • August 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Yes we all knew it because they TOLD us months ago. lol

      • August 13, 2016 at 10:04 am

        haha, I’m talking about the time we bought the bluray. JJ was asked about the audiocommentary and if there was a collector’s edition on the way, he just didn’t answer the question.

    • August 12, 2016 at 1:36 am

      Well, they did say they were going to do it.

  • August 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    “Classic bonus features”… seriously? the first blu ray was four months ago.

  • August 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    It’s the wrong lightsaber on the cover. That version of Luke’s (ESB) never appeared in TFA.

    • August 12, 2016 at 1:35 am

      What’s different about it? Looks exactly the same to me?

      • August 12, 2016 at 3:53 am

        Has TWO red buttons, rather than a red button on one side, and a glass eye on the other.

        • August 12, 2016 at 4:14 am

          Oh. Is that an in-canon change, or just behind-the-scenes?

          • August 12, 2016 at 4:35 am

            Its not a deliberate change. Luke’s Saber prop had different… iterations through ANH and ESB. When they created the saber for TFA, I believe they just referenced older photos and props. Being that there weren’t multiple copies of a single prop, their interpretation is we have in TFA.

            The poster art, IMO, is just a technical goof-up by the artist that created the image.

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