The Last Jedi Digital Download Available March 14th With Estimated Blu-ray Date of March 27th

The release date for the digital download of The Last Jedi has been revealed via iTunes’ New Zealand page as Wednesday March 14th.


The iTunes site has different pages for different areas of the world. While the United States iTunes page shows no release date, the New Zealand page reveals March 14th.



There have been rumors that the physical 4K/Blu-ray release is March 27th, which would mark 13 days after the digital release date if the Blu-ray date turns out to be accurate.


I actually messaged Target customer service and they said the estimated physical copy release date is indeed March 27th:


As a comparison to the other two Disney-era releases:

Rogue One was available for digital on march 24th, followed by physical copies on April 4th (11 days).

The Force Awakens digital was released on April 1st, followed by physical copies on April 5th (4 days).


We will keep you posted as we find more information, but for now we can safely confirm that the digital download date for The Last Jedi is March 14th, and while it is not confirmed Target has March 27th as their “estimated release date” for the physical copies on 4K/Blu-ray.




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46 thoughts on “The Last Jedi Digital Download Available March 14th With Estimated Blu-ray Date of March 27th

  • February 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Is there a special furry bantha case?

  • February 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I would have so much more respect for them if they release the 3D version that day as well, but we all know they won’t

    • February 14, 2018 at 12:05 am

      Wow, how easy one gets respect these days…..

    • February 14, 2018 at 3:13 am

      Unfortunately milking things. 3D separate.
      Missing 4K has been my biggest complaint.

      Think the Last Jedi is the 1st 4K initial release movie.

    • February 14, 2018 at 4:49 am

      Home 3D was a fad. It’s dying out very quickly. 3D TVs are hardly in production anymore. It’s entirely likely that 3D Blu-rays may just not be a good financial decision for Lucasfilm.

  • February 14, 2018 at 12:00 am


  • February 14, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Man why do I have to wait so long for the Blu-ray?

  • February 14, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Pathetic that we no longer get the digital version included in Disney blu-rays in Australia.

    • February 15, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      We don’t in the UK either… the last physical copy with digital download we got here was for the initial Thor home release in 2012, following on from previous dual format packaging for IM, IM2 and Captain America.
      The discs have been re-packaged and re-released since but none include the DL any more.

    • February 14, 2018 at 4:03 am


    • February 14, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Those videos are always great.

  • February 14, 2018 at 2:14 am

    I don’t often hate on Star Wars, but when I do, I prefer starwarsnewsnet.

    • February 14, 2018 at 3:10 am

      Re: “I don’t often hate on Star Wars, but when I do”

      So, your ‘go to place’ for SW hating? Got it.

  • February 14, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Although I LOVE The Last Jedi, I can’t wait to make my own cut of the film. So many deleted scenes!

  • February 14, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Well… I’ll finally get that fabled second viewing. We’ll see what happens. Maybe my stance will change.

    For the record it’ll never change in regards to the hyperkaze attack. 😛

    • February 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      I’m interested to see it a 2nd time too as I hated it on my initial viewing opening weekend. It’s actually the first SW movie I did not see multiple times in a theater. But I’m a diehard so I’m going to give it a 2nd/3rd chance as I have read many different opinions from the Pro-TLJ crowd here, so I am going to take them into account.

      I really hope I like it the next time I watch it, as it would really bother me if I ended up really hating a SW film. I learned to enjoy the PT movies in a certain context, and hopefully I can do that with TLJ.

      • February 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        Yeah even though I may not have liked TLJ I’m still going to buy the Blu-ray. What I’m just going to leave a hole in the saga? I tried to reach some sort of middle ground with the PT and I really couldn’t outside of the surrounding material. Like books and the Clone Wars series. They all went a long way to show me that the concept wasn’t completely without merit.

        I never hated TLJ either. I always felt a 6.5 or 7 was fair. Rian did as many good things as he did bad IMO. It’s not garbage by any means. I still laugh that my single greatest complaint was the effectiveness of the hyperspace ram.

        • February 14, 2018 at 3:23 pm

          I’m keeping my fingers crossed because there are films in the past I hated in the theater, and then re-watched them on DVD with a different expectations and turned out loving the movies. Pulp Fiction first comes to mind as I didn’t get the hype when I saw it, but I loved it on the 2nd viewing. Cop Land is another movie that I had a certain expectations for when I saw it in 1997 and was severely disappointed. When I bought it on DVD the next summer, it just clicked and I still love the movie.

          TLJ was one of those strange movies where nothing jived with what I thought would happen, so it was sort of jarring that opening weekend. I purposely did not go back to see it as I felt time and perspective may actually help my next viewing. I was mad for a good 3-4 weeks after I first saw it, and the worst thing would have been was to go back and force myself to love it. Right now, I’m actually anxious to see it again and I’m much more open to certain things in the movie that I wasn’t in December.

          It will be interesting to see how people rate the movie after BluRay/Streaming because multiple viewings will tell the story if it holds up.

          • February 14, 2018 at 4:50 pm

            One I can think of that was weird for me was The Dark Knight. So much hype for that movie and praise from all sides. When I saw it I just didn’t get it. I was truly lost as to why people had loved it so much.

            Fast forward to my second viewing. It clicked. Loved it… felt stupid for not getting it the first time. So I’m definitely open to seeing TLJ again. Maybe no that I’ve adjusted I’ll see it in a different light.

          • February 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

            Some movies are exactly like that. For whatever reason, I hated The Big Lebowski when I saw it i the theater. I think it was mostly because my girlfriend I took to see it hated it, therefore I didn’t enjoy it. It wasn’t until years later that I watched it again with my best friend. After that I loved it.

    • February 14, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      This will be the first time that I have ever seen a Star Wars movie only twice in the theater. Usually it is at least 3 for me. Please, let me say that I am not a hater of this movie, but when I left the theater of this movie, I frankly had never been more disappointed in a Star Wars movie in my life. There were too many prequel moments in the movie for my liking. That being said, the good moments were absolutely fantastic.

      Now to get to the actualy response to your post. When I left the movie after seeing it for the first time, I would have given it a solid 6 out 10. After seeing it the 2nd time, I would bring it up to a 6.5 to a 7. I hope that you enjoy it more and get a better idea about what you thought of it after seeing it again.

      • February 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

        Same here my friend…..well, Rogue One 2 times as well. After first viewing I gave it 7 and after second a 0. The movie has so many holes it doesn´t work for me as a whole piece, not even saying as a part of a trilogy….with TFA I bought a lot of merchandising, books, figures, the bluray….here I don´t have any desire to watch it again, it´s too painful to watch…appologies to everyone who are offended by the fact that I didn´t like it. I´m not offended that you do like the movie, I hope we are all adult here (except one or two idiots here who just insults everyone with different oppinion)….

        • February 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

          Is 0 really a serious score? I would ask the same question if it was 10. TLJ is so polarizing to some it seems the answer is digital, all or none.

          I loathed the PT, in particular TPM, but I at least I’d give TPM a 3

          • February 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm

            A fair question Kanjiklub. I will explain it. Normally I use the common numbers between 1 and 10. I rarely give a 0 to a movie. And I´m talking about real movies, not the abomination named Wet Hot American summer I accidentally watched yesterday. That was a total garbage out of numbers 🙂 And Last Jedi has great music and….what´s the name….direction, camera….CGI was today´s standart of big budget movies. But if the movie is not coherent within itself, when suspension of disbelief fails, when the inner world of the movie doesn´t work for me, I can´t take it as a full movie from A to Z. It´s just unwatchable for me. Last time if I remember correctly it was Prometheus. The 0 has nothing to do with the story, with my preferences of who is Rey, Snoke, who died and who didn´t. I tried to watch the movie few weeks ago and I wasn´t capable. I was watching, felt embarassing about how certain things were handled (yes, the space cow is one of the long list) and I just can´t watch the movie again. I´m not happy about it. I would love to be part of it. And since one of three movies of a supposed trilogy doesn´t work for me, I still have to decide how to handle 7, a movie I love…..but it ends there, with Luke and Rey….skipping 8 and continue with 9 even if it´ll be an oscars movie would not work anyway….But that was not what you were asking….

          • February 14, 2018 at 9:52 pm

            Guess what you’re saying is that you’re a hard grader! Fair enough, though “not coherent” seems a bit over the top…but hey, that’s your opinion. You shouldn’t be worried about people being offended if you didn’t like it.

            A movie has to be Highlander 2 bad for me to blank it with a 0. Alien 3 comes pretty close for me!

          • February 15, 2018 at 12:07 am

            I don´t know what´s a hard grader 🙂 And I know that about “coherent or not” people have different point of view. Sadly I payed a ticket to watch Highlander 2, man that was a 0 indeed 🙂 but Alien 3 wasn´t that bad…still out of 4 the worst episode. (What Ridley is doing now with the franchise is a whole different level – I´ve heard Covenant is pretty the same as Prometheus, just the protagonists are even more dumb than before) 🙂

    • February 14, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      I hope they revisit the hyperkaze incident. It was pretty epic, it had never been done before and surely got lots of reactions in the viewings I saw. I totally buy the idea that a cone of super-accelerated debris can take out a formation of capital ships. But…they really need to show how navies adjust to this tactic, otherwise, who needs battlewagons slugging it out in space?

      There will always be a need for navies to project power. But what are they going to do about the “doomship”? They don’t have to spend a ton of time on it, but I hope they at least show someone is thinking about how counter it. I can only imagine the shocked reactions at FO High Command after reviewing footage of the incident.

      • February 15, 2018 at 3:58 am

        It will never make sense that in 40 years of constant desperate warfare she was the first to do something like this. The excuse of mass will never fly either given the respective ships.

        I agree with you 100% that had such a tactic existed… the entire way naval battles have played out in Star Wars no longer make sense. All of them would have adapted.

        Where are the ship cracker hyper drive missiles? Where are the jamming ships to defend against such attacks? I could go on but I’ve already run down and shot down every conceivable scenario to try and justify it. There isn’t one outside of… it looked cool. I hope they don’t play so loosely with the rules going forward. Every universe… even the fantasy ones have to make sense within their own context.

    • February 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      The first time I saw TLJ I didn’t hate it, but I really didn’t like it either. Call me a fanboy or whatever but I wasn’t a huge fan of how Luke was portrayed. I read a lot of EU novels growing up and I can guarantee that those books helped influence who Luke Skywalker was to me post ROTJ.

      When I went to see TLJ a second time I went into it trying to remind myself that what I had read in the past was not the story that Disney is trying to tell. Still didn’t like how Luke was handled, still wasn’t a huge fan of how Snoke was killed off without any sort of backstory. I was able to enjoy the movie more, though. The Rey/Kylo fight Vs. the guards was really well done I thought, and overall it was a beautifully filmed movie.

      Anyways, I still didn’t love it, and I’m not even sure I would say that I liked it a lot. It was okay though.

    • February 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      um, not getting the outrage here, unless you are missing the joke.
      seems like everybody left already, we are back to 15 comments per article, what happened to the 300 – 400 we were seeing when TLJ came out and all that Rian Johnson Fansplaining?
      I would think as a website you would welcome the traffic
      Oh and Stay Thirsty My Friend

      • February 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm

        I guess the fans got bored hating on TLJ especially after the new Solo material came out. We surely haven’t done anything to cause that. 🙂

        P.S. Sarcastic or joking, this is not the first time this member have trolled the comments.

        • February 14, 2018 at 1:33 pm

          Thanks for the quick reply!
          Do you have any news regarding the rumor the George Lucas was seen scouting locations in Ireland for the Obi-Wan Movie ???
          Could it be the maker is returning, or just mere wish fulfillment?

          • February 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

            We intentionally didn’t report this rumor. It’s a really poor attempt from someone in Belfast for some publicity. There is no way Lucas would be scouting there. He is out of SW. Even if he is slightly involved with a future project (which I personally doubt) he won’t be involved this way.

          • February 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm

            I’d agree. It sounds funny. I think the only reason why some are believing this is because I think it was reported recently that Lucas helped direct one scene in Solo

        • February 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

          Nope, not the first time. I blocked him some time ago. Of course, people should be able to practice free speech, but not when it involves trolling others like he did. Thanks for making a stand! A huge fan of the site as always. Keep up the good work!

    • February 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      He should be allowed to vent his frustrations though – as long as he’s not insulting others.

      • February 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

        Yes of course. In a constructive and respectful manner.

      • February 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm

        How many different ways can you say that real fans know TLJ sucks

      • February 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        At the end of the day nobody is forcing anyone to read what he posts and are perfectly entitled to block him.

        So, yeah agree completely.

    • February 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      This was hardly the worst thing he/she posted here. But their constant trolling is tiring.

    • February 15, 2018 at 5:25 am

      If you ban him I promise to never troll the hater/whiners again.

      Promise, promise. Promise. Promise. PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE.

    • February 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

      The mods have been stepping up recently, and that’s appreciated. Too many people on SWNN enjoy bashing others and differing opinions.

  • February 15, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Die-hard Star wars fan. I own the Laserdiscs of the Original Trilogy, multiple Hot Toys, Anovos helmets, LEGO sets, etc… and I have no inclination to purchase TLJ or ever watch it again. Such a shame.

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