Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD/Blu-Ray Will Include Deleted Scenes


When Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on DVD/Blu-Ray later this year — on DVD/Blu-Ray/Streaming and Digital Download, the film’s package will include deleted scenes…

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J.J. Abrams, the man who will forever be remembered as the one who so gloriously resurrected the Star Wars franchise from the ashes of obscurity and Prequel Trilogy oblivion, has confirmed to the Television Critics Association’s press tour (on Saturday), that when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on DVD/Blu-Ray, it will include deleted scenes.

"“There will be deleted scenes, but not an extended version.”"

The news comes as somewhat of a relief to fans who were hoping to get a little something more with the home-release of The Force Awakens, as Abrams had already made his thoughts clear on not producing an extended cut, or director’s cut, of the film. Still though, Entertainment Weekly — who got the scoop — asked the director about the run-time of Episode VII, before he cut it down to the two hour and 16 minute theatrical release.

"“I don’t know what the longest cut was. Probably, if it were with credits, close to two hours and 50 minutes was the first cut.”"

Regardless of how much longer the film was, before Abrams edited it down for a more theater friendly crowd, I know many Star Wars fans who would have stayed for four hours of Luke and Rey staring at each other.

As far as the deleted scenes will make it into the home release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we still don’t know exactly which ones those will be, but there were many scenes that made their way into the many teaser trailers for the film, that weren’t in the actual movie, itself. For instance, the famous scene of Kylo Ren staggering into the snowy forest — back to the audience — and igniting that unique lightsaber of his, was one that did not make it into the final cut.

I would expect scenes like that one, and others like Maz Kanata making her way back to the Resistance base and handing Luke’s lightsaber to Leia, to be the deleted scenes to which Abrams will include. There is no official DVD/Blu-Ray release date for The Force Awakens…as of yet, but we expect it to happen around April, later this year.

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H/T — Entertainment Weekly