Disney released the digital version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to several digital platforms, including iTunes and Disney Movies Anywhere. The movie was originally released on December 18, 2015, to theaters and since then has grossed over $2 billion.
Mac Rumors reported that the DVD release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on April 5, while the digital release of the movie was previously confirmed for March. The digital version contains all the bonus content that will be released in the DVD version. iTunes offered a summary of the release.
iTunes Extras: Discover the complete story behind the film’s making in Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature-length documentary. In The Story Awakens: The Table Read, cast members reflect on the memorable day they all came together for the first time to read the movie’s script. Plus Crafting Creatures, Building BB-8, Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight, a host of Deleted Scenes, and more.
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As previously reported in The Inquisitr, the documentary for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also set to be released with the DVD release of the movie. Previously the documentary was screened by a group of 1,200 people, and at the screening the director, J. J. Abrams, introduced it to those at the screening. The documentary included many interesting tidbits about the making of the movie, including the audition by actress Daisy Ridley, who portrays Rey. While Ridley is considered to have killed it in the auditions, actor John Boyega, who portrayed Finn, had to audition nine times before the audition.
Oscar Isaacs, who portrayed Poe Dameron, was originally set to die in the film. Part of the bonus content on the DVD is six previously deleted scenes. Although deleted scenes were cut from the movie for a reason, they offers fans more insight into the overall story of the movie.
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CNET reported that presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he was traumatized by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Cruz appeared on television on Jimmy Kimmel: Live. Kimmel asked Cruz how many of the Star Wars movies he (Cruz) had seen. Cruz said that he had seen all of them and that Han Solo was his hero. Although Cruz didn’t want to tell what had happened to Han Solo in the latest episode, he went on to say that he was particularly disturbed by a scene from the movie.
“I’ll just say that there’s an image in that movie that was traumatic at a level I never wanted to see.”
In another part of the interview unrelated to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Cruz talked about his opinion of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Some might have observed a noticeable change in Cruz since Trump decided to run. Although Cruz was originally cordial to Trump, his interactions with Trump have become hostile. Cruz admitted that, if he had his car in reverse and saw Trump in his rear view camera, Cruz wasn’t sure what pedal he would push.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise and part of the final trilogy. It brings together the old characters from the original trilogy, including Han Solo, Princess (now General) Leia, and Luke Skywalker. It introduced new characters Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren, the villain in the film. Fans have speculated that Rey might be Luke Skywalker’s daughter, as his lightsaber called to her. Fans will have to wait to find out as Star Wars Episode VIII won’t be released until December 15, 2017.
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