UPDATE! Rogue One Blu-Ray Available for Pre-Order for an April 4 Release!

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In the last few weeks we have done several reports on the possible release date of the Rogue One Blu-ray. Most of the clues have pointed to a possible release in the last week of March or the first week of April. Now, a new listing of the movie on Best Buy pretty much confirms the exact date.

 

 

February 20, 2017

 

The first clue we got about the date for the Blu-ray was the news about the upcoming Titan’s book titled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The Official Mission Debrief. The book is scheduled to hit the shelves March 28 and was said to “coincide with the movie’s home release” (here).

 

Later StarWarsJunk got their hands on a list from an employee webinar for a Walmart DVD distributor, which listed Rogue One for release on April 4th. Later, they had to remove their post from the web.

 

Now Best Buy has listed the movie on their site for pre-order to be received in home or through store pick-up by April 4. This backs up the Walmart report and pretty much confirms Rogue One’s home release date.

 

 

Tuesday April 4, 2017 makes perfect sense for the movie’s home release. If you remember, The Force Awakens Blu-ray dropped on April 5 (again a Tuesday) with an earlier digital release on April 1 (Friday). Obviously, the pattern is the same and we can expect Rogue One to hit the digital market on March 31 (Friday).

 

Also, it will be interesting to see if the European release of the movie will again be 2 weeks after it becomes available in the US, like it was with The Force Awakens.

 

 

Special thanks to our reader Robert Long who spotted the ‘Best Buy’ listing.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

February 21, 2017

 

It seems that Best Buy has taken down the listing, which you can still see above as a screenshot. If you visit the same page you get the following:

 

 

Our best guess is that they jumped the gun and posted the listing earlier. This was no mistake. I assume an official announcement for the Rogue One Blu-ray release will come in the following days. The first possibility is tomorrow during this week’s The Star Wars Show.

 

Stay tuned for more updates on this.

 

 

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42 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rogue One Blu-Ray Available for Pre-Order for an April 4 Release!

  • February 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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    Does anyone know about when Amazon though is going to release it for pre-order?

    • February 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm
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      I’ve had it on preorder in the UK since start of January.

    • February 21, 2017 at 12:53 am
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      In a few days probably.

      • February 21, 2017 at 1:21 am
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        See what bothers me is Dr. Strange is not avaiable yet for pre-order through Amazon and the movie comes out on the 28th. Just wondering why everyone BUT Amazon are getting pre-orders.

        • February 21, 2017 at 2:07 am
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          Hmm, weird

  • February 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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    3D version?
    Never mind more than happy with 2D.

  • February 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    I seriously can’t wait to watch this on my big screen. *Waits*

  • February 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm
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    No 4k? What is up with Disney..

    • February 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm
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      Re: 4K / UHD

      The reason I don’t own a copy of TFA yet – ridiculous.

      Honestly suspect they’re just *milking* things. Same as others have done with separate 3D or special editions (/edits).

      • February 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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        yep, me too. It’s the 40th anniversary so surely there is no better time to release them all on 4K. Especially when it was confirmed that ANH already exists in 4K format.

    • February 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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      To be honest, only 4% of population worldwide has some device to see actual 4k movies, in termns of marketing and stuff is pretty much pointless to sell 4k stuff in this moment cuse the 96% of your public can’t watch it in that way, and tbh the cost of 4k movies is a little bit more expensive and if you don’t have a device to see movies in that kind of quality is pretty much pointless to buy it.

      So they are sacrificing a small percentage of population and posible buyiers for a more large scale of consumers.

      • February 21, 2017 at 1:00 am
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        I wonder why Warner Bros does it already. Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad and others already got 4k blu releases.

        • February 21, 2017 at 1:07 am
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          Because those are definitely movies worth spending money on.

          • February 21, 2017 at 5:35 am
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            I mean the strategy behind it.

          • February 21, 2017 at 6:53 am
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            likely so they can release a “definitive 4k edition” at some point in the future. WB knows it has to make all its money right away, while disney knows it can play the long game with SW.

      • February 21, 2017 at 5:37 am
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        Sorry – but based on what I’ve seen lately at my local Best Buy and Target stores – the UHD copies of movies sell out pretty darn quickly – while there are many more copies of BluRay versions of the same movies just sitting there. 4K adoption is underway – all the studios except Disney seem to be supporting it. All movies these days are filmed in 4K so providing a UHD version is pretty straight forward. Disney needs to get onboard – and maybe they’re waiting for the 40th anniversary as they are sitting on a 4K master for A New Hope.

        • February 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm
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          Yes but is only in your country man, the World has more than 1 country and WORLDWIDE, 4k movies aren’t the deal. For example, only 12% of Latin america buyiers have 4k related media displayers and we are talking about almost 68% of total buyiers in this continent.

          For example 625 million people is the population of Latin America and in Numbers only 7.5 millions have 4k devices thats a LOT of people that doesnt want a 4k movie because they simply can’t watch it properly. In my country (mexico) UHD movies are peg warmers.

          My point in all of this is that Disney is a company that plays the long way game with his products, because they know that his primal target can’t afford some of their expensive products, instead they make more “suitable” products to his market worlwide. Disney is a company that thinks more in world wide long term plays, than short term give me all your money right now stuff. Why? because they love to make us not only regular costumers, they want to make us “disney family” an thats a good damn play if you ask me.

          They can releas a dvd, a blu ray, a 4k blu ray, a special features blu ray etc.. an they know people will buy it, because they think in long termn.

  • February 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    Anyone hear anything about a US release steelbook? Don’t feel like paying $50 for an over seas exclusive.

    • February 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm
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      I’m a huge fan and it’s really exciting to have a part in some Star Wars news…so, Thank YOU!

  • February 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    And now for the $25 question: special features included?

  • February 20, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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    it would be awesome if they launch some special cut with more vader and deleted scenes but thats not going to happen, they will milk the film launching 1 deleted scene per release

    • February 21, 2017 at 5:08 am
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      They’ll never release a “new cut”, but deleted scenes are assured.

  • February 21, 2017 at 12:25 am
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    I would so much like to see that final art. And I don’t want it just to be some Darth Vader front / Death Trooper back as the TFA steelbook was.

  • February 21, 2017 at 2:14 am
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    They pulled it down from Best Buy website.

    • February 21, 2017 at 3:44 am
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      Why was it taken down from the Best Buy website ?

      • February 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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        i don’t know, but it’s still not there. Maybe something with the date got people angry. Perhaps it wasn’t supposed to be announced yet or maybe it was incorrect. But the strange part of it is they didn’t just take down the date, they removed the whole preorder product page.

  • February 21, 2017 at 2:17 am
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    I had my Vudu Preorder in since January….looking forward to having that on Friday, March 31…just hope it comes with some more commentary and extras…but you know as well as I do….keep milking the cow till it’s dry, Disney :/

  • February 21, 2017 at 8:15 am
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    Hope theres a steelbook. I am trying to get all the steelbooks.

    • February 21, 2017 at 10:25 am
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      Hope there’s a 4K.. so i don’t have to re-buy lol

      • February 21, 2017 at 10:31 am
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        why would you re-buy?

        • February 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm
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          IF i buy the bluray, I will still want the 4K bluray. so if they don’t release the 4K, i will either have to wait, or double dip.

          I won’t rebuy movies i own on bluray, except Star Wars, Hobbit, 2001, and blade runner.

          Rogue One was filmed using an Arri Alexa 65, with a 4K Digital Intermediate, and Ultra Panavision 70 lenses….. it gon’ look good.

          • February 21, 2017 at 10:57 pm
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            Have a feeling Disney/LFL won’t randomly start Star Wars in 4K with an anthology film. I think it’s more likely there will be some co-ordinated marketing push (an OT from new masters maybe? Possibly even a trilogy set with the release of Episode 9? Something where they’ve got a box set to sell) to make as much of a splash as possible.

          • February 23, 2017 at 2:52 am
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            Perhaps. However, the older movies had to have work done to them to be presented on bluray. the new ones all have 4K DIs, and it might make sense to release 4K stuff before TLJ.

    • February 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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      I already preordered a steelbook on Zavi. The artwork is not final. The Force Awakens Steelbook from Zavi was a little disappointing but I bought it anyway.

  • February 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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    I’ve had the 3D release on pre-order for a while now, but I don’t want to have to double-dip later on to get the commentary and more deleted scenes etc. Has there been any word on the extras yet?

  • February 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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    They need to fix that typo! Should read “April 4K release”. It’s only 1 letter, but it’s the attention to detail……
    did you see what I did there ?

  • February 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    Noooooooooo…..oooooooooope. Fool me once, Disney, shame on you, fool me twice, etc. etc. Much as I enjoyed the film, I’ll be sitting this pre-order out until it’s clear what is and isn’t on this release.

  • February 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    I will only buy it if there’s a 3 hour version with 3 different endings

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