‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is coming to you on April 1

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens went up for pre-order on Google Play without a specific release late last year almost at the same time the film started showing in theaters. Although a release date wasn’t provided, we knew the latest Star Wars installment would arrive in a digital format and on Blu-ray/DVD within the first few months of 2016. Films usually see home releases within four months of their original premieres.

Today, The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on personal media platforms next month.

The film will reach digital-only platforms like Google Play and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1 before the Blu-Ray Combo Pack (which includes the digital version) and DVD options come on April 5.

Select retailers like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are running their own special promotions:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Best Buy – The Best Buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray Combo Pack features exclusive SteelBook Packaging

A whole bunch of bonus features are included, too. Behind the scenes footage, in-depth interviews, and deleted scenes are all going to keep you and Star Wars‘ biggest and most loyal supporters satisfied until Episode VIII is released on December 15, 2017.

Source: Star Wars


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  • LeeJS

    “Films usually see home releases within four months of their original premieres.”
    Um..no, they don’t. They’re usually within the first six months.

    • Justin_Herrick

      So four months isn’t within six months? Got it.

      • LeeJS

        That’s right. You will very rarely see a home video release within 4 months. Most of the time it is without 4 months because it’s usually 6 months and 6 is bigger than 4.

        • Justin_Herrick

          You said “the first six months” and four months is before six months.

          Whatever. TFA is coming out quickly.

          • LeeJS

            Well by your logic if you’d said “within one month” then you’d still be suggesting you’re right because “one month is within six months”, which clearly is not make sense. I don’t think you know how numbers work.

            Either way, rather than pick a fight with your readers, why don’t you just accept that you’re wrong and correct the article? Home video releases do not “come out within 4 months”. Statistically, they generally come out at around 6 months, if not later.

            If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that TFA is out exceptionally early. Your wording makes it sounds routine. The paragraph should read:

            “Films DO NOT usually see home releases within four months of their original premieres.”

            • Justin_Herrick

              Except I didn’t say “within one month” because that’s incorrect.

              And I’m not picking a fight with one of our readers. I’m having a discussion with one in which I’m giving my stance. You have a different take that I respect.

            • LeeJS

              But you did say “within four months” and that’s just as incorrect!

              This is not a case of agree to disagree. This is not just my opinion, it’s a matter of getting the facts right.

              Are you seriously telling me you stand by your incorrect statement that “Films usually see home releases within four months of their original premieres.”?