The Force is a bit of a damp squib for DVD viewers…The latest Star Wars is bare bones release for DVD viewers whilst Blu-ray viewers get a bonus leaden release with several long awaited deleted scenes

Posted: 22 April, 2016 in New Releases
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Star Wars Awakens Limited Artwork Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by JJ Abrams.
Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat for:

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Second Class Citizens

UK-based Star Wars fans are furious that the new DVD release of The Force Awakens fails to include much-publicised deleted scenes or a download link to watch the movie online.

Amazon listings for the DVD don’t make the shortfall very clear. They jsut don’t meantion anything about extras.  Some other retailers, such as Tesco, are less clear as to whether their products feature the additional content.

Disney said iit was commonplace for extras to be included only on Blu-ray and digital-only editions. A Disney spokesprat said a few fancy words about treating DVD viewers as second rate:

As a company we are committed to seeking out the best ways to provide audiences with access to Disney content. Each territory is different, and we evaluate and enact distribution strategies on a market-by-market basis. In the UK this means we do not include extras across our DVD products.

Product Description

Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Bonus Features on DVD

There are no bonus features on the DVD

Bonus Features on Blu-ray only:

  • 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 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 droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favourite in the Star Wars universe
  • Crafting Creatures – watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of 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

  • Finn And The Villager
  • Jakku Message
  • X-Wings Prepare For Lightspeed
  • Kylo Searches The Falcon
  • Snow Speeder Chase
  • Finn Will Be Fine
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