UPDATE 2! TSWS: Rogue One Blu-Ray Confirmed for April 4 + Details on the Bonus Features and a New Trailer for the Home Release!

Today on The Star Wars Show: Andi and Anthony announce what we all have been waiting for: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Blu-ray on April 4 with a digital release on March 24. Also there will be a special Star Wars Celebration Orlando panel for Star Wars’ 40th anniversary that will have a special surprise for the fans and more…

 

 

 

 

Source: Youtube

 

 


 

UPDATE!

 

And here’s the official trailer of the Rogue One home release:

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

StarWars.com also shared the special features for the Blu-Ray/DVD release:

 

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
    * Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

 

 

RETAILER EXCLUSIVES

In addition, a selection of retailer exclusives will be available for pre-order starting February 23, featuring unique packaging and configurations:

  • Target Exclusive: 5-disc set includes collectible packaging with interchangeable character covers and exclusive bonus content (Blu-ray 3D + two Blu-ray + DVD + DVD exclusive content – 2 additional bonus features + Digital HD + collectible packaging)
  • Best Buy Exclusive: 4-disc set with exclusive SteelBook packaging (Blu-ray 3D + two Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + SteelBook packaging)
  • Walmart Exclusive: 3-disc set with exclusive K-2SO packaging and two Galactic Connexions trading discs (two Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + K-2SO packaging + two Galactic Connexions trading discs)

 

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The UK release date (and probably most of Europe) is on April 10:

 


One thing is obvious: NO DELETED SCENES? We really hope they are not saving these for a future release…

 

 

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83 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! TSWS: Rogue One Blu-Ray Confirmed for April 4 + Details on the Bonus Features and a New Trailer for the Home Release!

  • February 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    3D on release! YESSSS

    • February 23, 2017 at 1:09 am
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      But no deleted scenes or commentary! NOOOOO

      • February 23, 2017 at 5:20 am
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        It’s not a surprise stop acting like it isssssssssssssssssss

        • February 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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          He didn’t say it was a surprise.

  • February 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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    Also Off topic but has the Star Wars show ever acknowledged the passing of Carrie Fisher? I was watching this episode and got curious but there seems to be a gap from their Christmas episode and Jan 25th.

    • February 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm
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      Yes they did. Andi almost cried. It was very touching.

      • February 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm
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        I did cry. If you can say such a thing, it was well done.

      • February 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm
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        link?

          • February 22, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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            Yeah and like I said there is a big gap between the Christmas episode and then there is Jan 25th. Nothing dedicated to Carrie. Like I said, easy to read.

          • February 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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            Easy to find. We all did.

          • February 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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            I figured it would be the focal point of an episode not a 30 second clip at the end of an episode. That’s what lead to my initial confusion.

          • February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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            I see.

    • February 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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      Yeah, they did

  • February 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    I already preordered the steelbook from Zavi on the day Rogue One came out and the artwork is a bit disappointing. The TFA one was too.

    • February 22, 2017 at 11:23 pm
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      they should have someones face on the cover to match with the other steelbooks. Like K-2SO head or a death trooper.

      • February 23, 2017 at 12:12 am
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        Nah. That’s too much like the Saga films. So to should the BR release of a standalone story stand apart.

        • February 23, 2017 at 2:58 am
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          I know but TFA did not have it either.

          • February 23, 2017 at 4:26 am
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            Eh…new trilogy. I’ll give it a pass. Still got a lot of years before we really need to worry about it.

          • February 23, 2017 at 4:31 am
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            lol

  • February 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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    That steel case… wow I normally get everything from Amazon but as you can see by my icon… I’m a Deathtrooper fan. I have to have that case. I’m weirdly more excited to see this at home than I was TFA. To be clear I still loved both movies.

    • February 23, 2017 at 12:46 am
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      I understand you. I really loved TFA, but honestly, I just can’t wait to see Rogue One again, and I feel that stronger than when I was waiting for TFA to be released

  • February 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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    No talk of deleted scenes. My heart… is broken. (Love the movie though and the steelbooks look sick)

  • February 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    They are including the 3d version in this release so they can’t be saving deleted scenes for that. Maybe a 4k release down the road.

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:08 am
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    With the initial TFA announcement they said the 3D would come later. No word on another release in this announcement. There should be plenty of deleted scenes, with the reshoots and trailers in mind.

    • February 23, 2017 at 1:08 am
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      The Target and Best Buy versions have 3D discs.

      • February 23, 2017 at 9:11 am
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        I know. What I meant was that we knew the TFA 3D release was coming at a later moment. No indication of any other future (collector’s) edtions has been given now.

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    The best bonus feature would be the whole movie before the re-shoots, want to see Jyn running down the beach.

    • February 23, 2017 at 12:31 am
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      We’ve already been informed by Lf that there is no other cut of the film, nor will there ever be with respect to scenes that were reshot. But I’d imagine we’ll get a few of the scenes someday as a bonus feature…but since some of those scenes were filmed solely for marketing purposes, they only ever existed within the trailers.

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:39 am
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    Got the Best Buy steel book for TFA looks like I’m gonna do the same for this one.

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:40 am
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    yes, it is a better steelbook than TFA. Plus, I hope they announce an anniversary edition of episode IV at celebration.

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:40 am
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    There is no way Lucasfilm could be that oblivious to not know that fans are clamoring for deleted scenes. There has to be deleted scenes. Right?

    • February 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm
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      I think they know releasing them might open the door to seeing how much really changed and that leads to more questions.

    • February 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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      On the contrary, I think they know exactly how much you want them, which is why they’ll be dribbled out over a period of re-releases and annual box sets. It took over 30 years to finally get an official release of the Biggs footage. How many times did you buy Star Wars in between?

  • February 23, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    Just waiting for Best Buy to put the steelbook up on their website for pre-order…

  • February 23, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    MUST…..HAVE…..DELETED….SCENES!!!! Grrr….if they keep that for later, some folks are gonna riot!

    • February 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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      There are no deleted scenes on the discs, though I can’t speak for the retailer exclusives as they haven’t revealed what’s in the additional content.

  • February 23, 2017 at 1:07 am
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    No word on deleted scenes or director’s commentary.

    WHOOPDIE FUCKING HOO

    • February 23, 2017 at 8:32 am
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      You don’t become one of the biggest companies in the world without ripping people off. The extras on this disc look particularly poor. Expect multiple releases in the near future.

      • February 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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        No one rips anyone off. You aren’t forced to buy anything

        • February 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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          It’s being ripped off if they release multiple versions over time which they know people would buy when they could’ve included all the standard additional features in the original release. Despite that people don’t ‘need’ to own it or are forced to buy it, Disney taking advantage of their customers desires or weakness is still ripping them off.

          • February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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            It’s only being ripped off if you are being charged for a bare bones thing, not worth the money. If they release a lot of extras, but no deleted scenes and you think it’s worth buying, how can you say you were ripped off? You knew what you were buying.

            As for taking advantage of desires and weaknesses, honestly, no sympathy there. They are out to make money and if you can’t control yourself, that isn’t on Disney, LFL or any company in the world.

            That’s on you.

          • February 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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            not on the initial purchase, but on any subsequent one where they may release another version with for example, the deleted scenes/audio commentary. personally I wouldn’t re-buy the movie again on the same format, but I think many would.

          • February 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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            Right, on a second one, but you have to choose to buy it. You are willingly doing it b/c you think it is worth it. How is that being ripped off?

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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            Then that’s their problem as well. There’s no subterfuge here…how many times do movie studios have to double-dip before you recognize the pattern and stop buying into it? It’s the exact same strategy behind releasing the digital version a week before the discs – they’re preying on your patience to make additional money. #themoreyouknow.

          • February 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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            No, you as a consumer are under no obligation to buy the first release, knowing that it doesn’t contain the content you want. If you buy it anyway you have no one to blame but yourself. Vote with your wallet.

        • February 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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          Really… Do you not think they have meetings where they discuss how they can get as much money out of the public as possible… They could just release all of the content in one go like Lucasfilm did on the original dvd releases of the prequel films, but that will never happen with Disney. Don’t confuse Disney with cute little kids characters – behind the scenes it’s a ruthless multi-bilion dollar industry.

          • February 24, 2017 at 3:38 am
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            really…do you not understand how adults are able to make their own buying decisions and even if Disney is trying to rip you off, it is up to YOU to let them?

          • February 24, 2017 at 4:09 am
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            No, it’s about the continued holding back of material in order to make more money. I feel ripped off because once upon a time I would have had to only make one purchase and got pretty much everything I wanted. It’s the lack of respect for fans and the knowledge that they can get away with it. I’m no mug, I’ll only buy it once for myself.

          • February 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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            Then wait for everything to be out if you feel that way. I didn’t buy the 3D TFA b/c 1. The Internet would tell me all about the commentary and 2. Deleted scenes, frankly, aren’t that interesting to me.

      • February 24, 2017 at 8:51 am
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        Funny, because I can think of a $4b company that didn’t skimp on their DVD and BD, hell even VHS and LD release extras 🙂 Excusing this cynical product cycle as just being business as usual makes my tummy urpy.

  • February 23, 2017 at 1:17 am
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    STILL waiting for a documentary to the making of a star wars film, as good as The Beginning – Making Ep1.

    • February 23, 2017 at 11:55 am
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      Empire of Dreams was great too.

  • February 23, 2017 at 2:06 am
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    doesnt sound like any deleted scenes. That’s what I want to see. Already seen the damn movie 9 times at the cinema, I want to see the bits I didnt get to see. Also- there’s a 5 disc version? 5 discs? It’s gotta be 95% garbage to fill up that much space. Who need to see ‘meet the character’ featurettes… we meet them in the movie.

  • February 23, 2017 at 2:26 am
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    I bet the total runtime of these extras won’t be any longer than 2 hours. Why don’t they get the person who put together the recent “King Kong: Ultimate Edition Blu-ray” to do the Star Wars releases? They would have every extra you could think of.

  • February 23, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    So…. 3G-bluray at launch…. but where is 4K? maybe we will get it the same time we got the TFA 3D-bluray. then, when VIII gets released, 4K will be at launch? lol

    • February 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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      4K releases are not very common.

      • February 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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        last 3 Star Trek and all of Harry Potter are on 4K…. Disney needs to get on it lol

        • February 23, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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          Maybe not a lot of money it yet.

        • February 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm
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          No, they really don’t. 4K is still in the early-adopter phase, return on investment isn’t there yet and Star Wars already prints money. Star Trek and Potter are older catalog titles now, and those 4K remasters are just a gimmick to squeeze a few more sales out of the properties.

        • February 24, 2017 at 8:49 am
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          No way it’s going to happen when they’ve only got one SKU to sell. Star Wars on 4K is guaranteed going to be handled as a big deal, and will be when they’ve got a box set of something to put on shelves alongside the individual movies. Sure would be a nice surprise to find out Disney and Fox have worked out a deal and give us the OT from new masters though for the 40th anniversary 🙂

  • February 23, 2017 at 10:11 am
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    4K release with deleted scenes at Celebration or for Christmas…….I’m calling it. Really nice packaging for these though.

  • February 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    The fact that they are doing 3D Blu Ray at launch seems like there won’t be a future release for quite some time.

    Also, given the nature of the reshoots, I bet there won’t be deleted scenes ever released.

    • February 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm
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      There were a TON of deleted stuff like Jyn and the tie fighter and others that had nothing to do with the reshoots. Whenever Disney goes into 4K releasing they will be there. Maybe a year, but definitely sooner than we all think.

      • February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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        I know, but I think they just don’t want to even open that door.

    • February 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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      As far as I’m aware we still haven’t seen the full deleted scenes for TFA. For example the full scene where Maz, Han etc try to talk their way past stormtroopers under Maz’ cantina. I would expect that some months after release we’ll see a version with limited deleted/alternate scenes, and that Disney are saving the full lot of deleted scenes for as massive 12-movie box set a few years down the road which will probably have 20+ DVD’s and cost a second mortgage- but they know people will buy it.

      However, I find it easier to watch deleted scenes on youtube. Since on-demand services, picking up a dvd to watch seems somehow inconvenient.

    • February 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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      Were the deleted scenes on the TFA disk considered canon? For example if they featured in the book. If this is the case it might explain why the R1 disk has none. As far as I can tell the deleted scenes would change the story as it was seen theatrically and is therefore not canon. Maybe disney only want to release deleted scenes that would be considered canon.

      • February 23, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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        I promise they don’t think like that about it.

        Deleted scenes are canon on a case by case basis.

  • February 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm
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    Silly question but I live in the UK and am wondering if I can order the five disc Target version and watch it on my BluRay player?

    • February 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm
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      No, you’re Region 2. Large studios don’t do region-free releases. You can buy a region-free player, but you have to make sure you never update its firmware, as they tend to overwrite the unlocking software.

      • February 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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        Cheers Mr St Nubbins!

    • February 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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      If you have a PS4, yes you can.

      • February 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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        Thanks Andre.

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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    The pckaging looks awesome, comparing to TFA

  • February 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    The Best Buy steelbook is now available for pre-order on their website.

  • February 23, 2017 at 8:33 pm
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    Glad to see we’ve got an official release date. I’m looking forward to settling in for a nice viewing or three when it hits.

    But… NO deleted scenes?! Weak. Massively weak.

  • February 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    So no commentary or deleted scenes!? That’s a real let-down. Looks like they’re holding it back till next release.
    Since they’re releasing it in 3D right off the bat, maybe that means the next release will be an alternate cut of the film as main selling point Now that would be nice.

  • February 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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    All of the trailers are deleted scenes, but I was hoping they would put all of the trailers on here.

  • February 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    does anyone know if Target is using that horrible cardboard packaging it used with TFA? I was so disappointed after receiving my TFA pre-order in the mail. And it looks like you have to get the 3D package to get a steelbook

  • February 25, 2017 at 2:50 am
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    I find your lack of deleted scenes …. disturbing

  • February 25, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    No deleted scenes, and no commentary track. There’s gonna be another release just like Force Awakens.

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