Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that the latest action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi), will be released on Digital Download, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 9 April, 2018.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels and Gwendoline Christie in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro joining the cast.
The release marks Disney’s first release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.
The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren.
· The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
· Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
· Scene Breakdowns
· Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
· Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
· Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
· Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
· Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
· Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.