A Brief Look at Deleted Scenes from The Last Jedi Home Video Release

Target has an exclusive in-store promotional video giving blink-of-an-eye glimpses into the special features and deleted scenes of The Last Jedi which will hit store shelves on March 27th.


Reddit user hanznolo posted images as well as a video, check them out:




Five days ago we broke the names of the deleted scenes here. Based on the images and the two titles we see in this clip at Target, it would appear the deleted scenes we broke to you are accurate.


For fans who can’t wait to get the physical copy of the film, the digital version will be available for purchase and download on March 13th, two weeks from today! For what it’s worth as we previously reported, Target’s exclusive edition will include a forty-page book, which is unavailable anywhere else.



What could this alternate opening include that the final cut didn’t? The promo shows a shot of Finn in his bacta-suit, perhaps he appears sooner in this alternate opening. Also, the deleted scene marking an “alternate” version of Phasma’s death would appear to confirm the character did indeed die in the film, although it’s possible Abrams and Terrio could work around that if they really wanted to, but let’s not speculate too much on that! The important aspect of all of this is The Last Jedi‘s home release will be packed with special features, perhaps a reaction to complaints fans of The Force Awakens had upon its initial release back in 2016.


SOURCE: Reddit



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71 thoughts on “A Brief Look at Deleted Scenes from The Last Jedi Home Video Release

  • February 27, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Remember when a movie was just a movie? This sounds more like a puzzle. If you’re someone one the fence, lemme be the devil on your shoulder — don’t buy it.

    • February 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      If you didn’t like the movie, obviously the blu-ray won’t change your mind, but other than that let everyone make up their own mind.

    • February 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      I’m a big SW fan but I haven’t ever loved any SW DVD/Blu-Ray enough to consider buying it, isn’t that pretty damning on Lucasfilm. The only SW movies I own are TFA and RO – thanks to Santa. The PT was mostly a lazy cash grab by Lucas(he got enough of my cash via the cinema) so I don’t own any of them. Nor have I ever considered buying any of the many butchered versions of the OT – another series of cash grabs by Lucas – I used to have 1980s VHS recordings but they’re long lost. Santa can bring me TLJ too(if I’m well behaved of course).

      • February 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        “The PT was mostly a lazy cash grab by Lucas…”

        That’s total bull. I’m not a big Prequel fan, but calling the movies “lazy” is a label you’re slapping on them without any real basis. You don’t like them? Fine. I don’t much either. But they’re hardly “lazy.”

        And really, the term “cash grab” is so overused that it’s practically meaningless.

        • March 2, 2018 at 3:06 am

          No, it’s not total bull, but this sentence is: “And really, the term “cash grab” is so overused that it’s practically meaningless.”

          • March 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

            Eh. You’re wrong.

          • March 2, 2018 at 11:12 pm

            Lol, butthurt much.

          • March 3, 2018 at 3:51 am

            Nobody says butthurt anymore.

          • March 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm

            Go away you microbrained troll.

          • March 4, 2018 at 4:15 pm

            @disqus_g5LpuytTB2:disqus, if you’ve nothing constructive to add, move on please.

          • March 4, 2018 at 4:45 pm

            Excuse me? Who the Hell are you to talk? I’ve certainly been more constructive in this discussion than you have. Jeez talk about arrogant.

          • March 4, 2018 at 4:48 pm

            Oh and elena, why don’t you offer the same sage advice to Bobby up there?

          • March 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm

            i deleted both of your non-contributive posts. as i said, move on. this conversation is over.

          • March 4, 2018 at 5:15 pm

            Yes, but you only told me, you said nothing to Bobby. If you’re a mod then aren’t you supposed to be impartial? Why single me out?

          • March 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

            because you are the one that started with the taunting and the name-calling.
            now, for the last time, move on.

          • March 8, 2018 at 6:36 pm

            Yes, mein fuhrer – I might as well say that, seeing as you’re going to ban me for daring to back talk – isn’t that right elena.

  • February 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I expect a swift upload of these scenes onto Youtube upon release.

    • February 27, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      Yeah for sure. Thanks internet. I dont want to wait til April (uk release) to see those deleted scenes on dvd

      • February 27, 2018 at 11:11 pm

        Likewise. I’ll be buying the movie on iTunes on the 9th of April.

    • February 28, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Hopefully someone adds all the deleted scenes into the movie as well….or replaces there alternative scenes with the deleted ones…be good to see how they fit into the movie.

  • February 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Looks like we got all of the Luke Skywalker scenes in the actual film. Those bits were the most enjoyable for me, and the only characters I’m really invested in.

  • February 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Wham I’m most excited about:
    1. The documentary.
    2. Director’s commentary. (Finally! Btw, best directed SW movie.)
    3. Tons of deleted scenes.

    • February 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Yes! I agree on all of your points.

    • February 28, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      And the movie?

      • March 2, 2018 at 3:00 am

        Surely everyone here has that already

  • February 27, 2018 at 10:01 pm


  • February 27, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t wait for this Blu-ray, it sounds way better than the TFA Blu-ray.

  • February 27, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I only wish the Last Jedi had MORE scenes deleted 🙂

    • February 27, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Im starting to think its not your favorite star wars film.

    • February 27, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      If only you’d find a more constructive way to use your time.

  • February 27, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    What new rules?

    • February 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      On desktop they have a paragraph right above the comment section detailing types of comments that will be removed. It annoys me because it’s just a way to silence criticism

      • February 27, 2018 at 11:26 pm

        The comments section on the blog is intended to be a place for all Star
        Wars fans to share their thoughts, opinions, and points of view in a
        safe and respectful environment. While everyone is free to share,
        certain behaviors will not be tolerated. Any inappropriate comments or
        personal attacks, especially those concerning a person’s ethnicity,
        gender, sexual orientation, or religion will be deleted. We have
        implemented a new system which holds for moderation every comment with
        bad words in it. Our moderators retain the ability to ban members who
        are clearly derailing and spamming the comments sections with
        unnecessary content, especially comments of offensive, abusive, or
        threatening nature.

        • February 27, 2018 at 11:42 pm


        • February 28, 2018 at 4:16 pm

          I wonder if JJ Abrams was commenting on here and made posts accusing others of being sexist, women haters or posts expressing his distaste for large rooms full of white people, would those comments survive the mods?

      • February 27, 2018 at 11:35 pm

        No it isn’t. If people want to be critical, they are free to do so. Just now, hopefully, in a respectful manner.

        • February 27, 2018 at 11:42 pm

          I get that’s the intent but I’ve had comments deleted for just literally saying I disagree with a specific line in an article

          • February 27, 2018 at 11:58 pm

            Believe me we’ve never ever deleted comments just because people are disagreeing. If your comment got deleted and you think it’s unfair then probably something else happened. For example if a comment is deleted for bad language or insult, we also may delete comments that are responds to it. We do that because they won’t make sense since the original comment is gone. Also if a comment has been flagged by multiple members it get automatically removed as well.

          • February 28, 2018 at 12:18 am

            I do think my comment was unfairly deleted but, after your response, I can accept it was probably a mistake. I also appreciate your clarification as it puts a lot of my worries at ease. I’ve seen a lot of online chatrooms/comment sections become spaces where only certain viewpoints are accepted, and based on my experience, felt like that was happening here. I’m glad to see you guys are committed to the exchange of differing viewpoints.

          • February 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm

            Nothing should be *automatically* removed unless it’s obviously offensive in some way.
            And what if a number of people flag a comment because they don’t agree with it? Surely you ensure it doesn’t break T&Cs before removing it?

          • March 1, 2018 at 12:34 am

            Don’t you worry about this. No comment was flagged multiple times unfairly.

      • February 28, 2018 at 12:40 am

        The mouse is watching…

      • February 28, 2018 at 11:41 am

        I have been hyper critical of the movie, especially in the comments pages here but have never had my comments deleted, i think some posters were making personal remarks to other posters which isn’t on, we can all have opinions on the movie and give our reasons why we don’t like certain elements of it but some of the comments were verging on ridiculous.

  • February 27, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Abrams and Terrio should work around the whole TLJ movie and make it as if it didn’t really happen!!!

    • February 28, 2018 at 1:32 am

      Why? Because you didn’t care for it? How stupid.

    • March 2, 2018 at 2:58 am

      It’s about as likely as remakes of the prequel trilogy, and would be a far worse idea.

  • February 28, 2018 at 12:43 am

    “Alternate opening, alternate ending, alternate death”, can we get the alternate movie too, please?

      • February 28, 2018 at 7:30 am

        And I hope all the negativity doesn’t interfere with the vision Lucasfilm has going forward. TLJ really is responsible for cutting the ties with the past and leaving an open canvas for the franchise. Here’s hoping JJ takes advantage of this opportunity and closes his story with a Star Wars film that’s unpredictability brilliant.

        • February 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm

          Funny, because they are the ones that just can’t let go of the past, all movies they’ve done are related in some way or another to the OT.

          • February 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm

            Agreed. But idk if this was something they’ve realized was a mistake or it was something intentional to get everyone comfortably back on board the GFFA, but it appears now (post TLJ) that they’re breaking away from that and starting something fresh and new and that alone gets me pretty excited. I feel like we’re all in for a treat once Solo is out and IX along with these new movies and shows start rolling, it’s just too soon to see it.

          • February 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm

            I think you’re deluded if you seriously think Episode 9 will be breaking away from the rest of the Saga. There’s no doubt in my mind that, like all the other episodes, it’ll rhyme and mirror what’s gone before. JJ Abrams has said it will wrap up and tie all three trilogies together.

          • February 28, 2018 at 5:34 pm

            There’s no Luke to worry about
            No Han
            No Leia.
            The story can now only focus on what it should have been focusing from the start, the new characters. These characters have been in the shadow of the legacy characters from the OT, and now they have their own story to tell. This is what I meant about breaking away from the past. Obviously it’s Star Wars I’m sure there will be call backs.

          • March 2, 2018 at 2:56 am

            Pretty sure Luke will be there somewhere as a force ghost, wouldn’t be surprised if they represent Leia in some way too, like through a grainy hologram using previous footage or just a voice using unused lines.
            I used to want them to recast the character but whatever they do I don’t want it to just be opening crawl ‘Leia has died’. Better to have someone trying to get to her, some sort of brief communication and then maybe Starkiller Base II takes out whatever planet she’s on. Or Kylo could use a Vader force choke on her from a distance to stop her helping Rey

          • March 2, 2018 at 3:53 am

            I’m gonna have to disagree with your take on Leia for IX. I think it’ll be more reasonable to give her a nice sendoff which can be done by opening the film with her funeral or something similar in nature. Having her die during the film without having Carrie act the part would be a bit distasteful in my opinion.

          • March 2, 2018 at 3:12 am

            Well, Johnson strongly intimated that Luke will be back and because he’ll be a force ghost he’ll be more interesting.

          • March 2, 2018 at 3:51 am

            Right, but him being a force ghost doesn’t take the spotlight away from the new characters as much as they did when he was alive lol. He can show up for a scene or two as a mentor without having fans hold certain expectations for him like they did for TLJ.

          • March 2, 2018 at 4:37 am

            Lol. You keep changing the goalposts.

          • February 28, 2018 at 9:17 pm

            I do think it was a mistake, I remember thinking around 2014 how great it was going to get new characters and stories, but the original trio was under contract, maybe they had to use them, too bad it was not in the best possible way. Then again, they seem to like the past, we had R1 and now Solo, both OT-related stories.

      • February 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm

        TLJ certainly isn’t nearly as bad as a lot of fans are claiming but then again it isn’t nearly as good as a lot of critics would have us believe either. It’s a perfectly fine and enjoyable SW movie but IMO it has one big weakness, just as with TFA, it fails to deliver any menacing or intimidating villains.

        • March 2, 2018 at 2:51 am

          I don’t know, I think Kylo Ren in Last Jedi was nicely complex

          • March 2, 2018 at 3:01 am

            Maybe, but as I said, he’s not exactly menacing or intimidating, when compared to the likes of Vader, Sidious or Maul.

          • March 2, 2018 at 5:52 am

            Maul was just a ballet dancer. Vader and the Emperor however were the greatest villains in film history so we can’t really expect them to top that.

    • February 28, 2018 at 3:23 am


    • February 28, 2018 at 6:58 am

      No we can’t

  • February 28, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Only here if you want to watch _F!FTY_SH4DES_FREED_ with HD quality


  • February 28, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    No way! I like deleted-extended, not deleted-alternate! Alternate scenes make canon look so arbitrary! I may be cynical at times but i mean it now: Do not spoil the magic, I beg you!

    • March 2, 2018 at 2:49 am

      You could always skip watching the alternate scenes, you can’t hate what you aren’t aware of

  • March 2, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I think I’m in the minority but I really don’t care about Phasma at all. The character only existed because they had an unused armour concept for Kylo Ren that people liked.
    People claim it’s a shame to waste a good actor but no one cares that Daniel Craig or Kevin Smith didn’t have more important roles. Phasma was never going to be Brienne of Tarth.
    I really wouldn’t have minded if she hadn’t been in Last Jedi at all

    • March 2, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Maybe, but I agree, she’s a very uninspired character. Actually all the bad guys in the ST have been pretty uninspired.

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