Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by JJ Abrams.
Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, threat for:
- 2016 Walt Disney Steelbook R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th April 2016
- 2016 Walt Disney RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th April 2016
- 2016 Walt Disney [No Bonus Features] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th April 2016
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.
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