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