‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date And Details Revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming home, more specifically to what will likely be millions of homes.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ run in theaters is coming to an end, and it was announced Thursday at the Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger that the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise will be available for download on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on Friday, April 1.

Only four days later on Tuesday, April 5, Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. This is a sneak peek of what the packaging will look like. A 3D version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released later this year.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date And Details Revealed [Image via Lucasfilms 2015/Walt Disney Studios]Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD will contain a number of bonus features that Star Wars fans are certain to enjoy. The bonus features include an in-depth documentary, never-before-seen footage, deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and actors. Here’s a taste of some of the features that will be included on the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others
  • Plus Deleted Scenes

On another note, in celebration of the DVD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a few select retailers will be offering Star Wars fans a chance to purchase exclusive, uniquely packaged, collectible versions of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack. Per StarWars.com, here are the retailers that will be offering these select versions.

  • TARGET – The Target Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive packaging and an added 20 minutes of bonus content, including never-before-seen interviews with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and a deeper look at the movie’s costumes and weaponry.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date And Details Revealed
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  • BEST BUY – The Best Buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack features exclusive SteelBook Packaging.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date And Details Revealed
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  • WALMART – The Walmart Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with exclusive BB-8 packaging and an exclusive Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading disc.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-Ray & DVD Release Date And Details Revealed [Image via Lucasfilms 2015/Walt Disney Studios]Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the third-highest grossing film of all time, behind only Avatar and Titanic. Released in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has raked in more than $2 billion at the box office, and is certain to bring in a lot more money starting April 1.

Does anyone else think they should have waited until May 4?

[Image via Lucasfilms 2015/Walt Disney Studios]