The three big chains have revealed their exclusive art covers for the DVD/Blu-ray release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and they all look pretty great. One features a droid, one features the Dark Side, and one features the whole gang….
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As we crawl ever closer to the DVD/Blu-ray/Digital release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the big three retailers — Walmart, Target, and Best Buy — have had the exclusive covers for their versions of the films released to the public through various avenues.
Before we get started, until an official confirmation from Disney/Lucasfilm regarding the release date for the DVD/Blu-ray of The Force Awakens, then all we have are a few conflicting stories, to go on. On Tuesday, we told you about a report from JediNewsUK that captured a photo of a release date that said April 18th would be the day, while Target is saying April 5th. Amazon leaked the digital download release of the film as the 5th, and that’s why I think Target has their wires crossed.
Here’s the Target exclusive covers. As you can see, as it folds out you get a nice look at the movie’s character posters that were released just a month before The Force Awakens had its worldwide premiere on December 2015. Target is rolling out the red carpet, for Star Wars fans.
Now let’s see what Best Buy has to offer. Sadly, we only have a photo of an advertisement sent out to Best Buy members, but it does show their exclusive steelbook.
The Best Buy steelbook is absolutely a sexy look, and if you’re into collecting the Star Wars films on steelbook, then this is a must have. Plus, Kylo Ren looks like a badass on the cover. Well done, Best Buy, well done.
Next, we have good ole’ Walmart. As undoubtedly the largest of the three big-box retailers, Walmart has a chance to come in with something really special. Let’s see what they’ve got:
Why, it’s everyone’s new favorite lovable astromech droid, BB-8! Okay Walmart, you did good. In fact, the moment my wife saw the three options, she chose Walmart, because she absolutely adores BB-8, and that means I will have to sneak the Best Buy steelbook for my private collection, at a later date. As to the bonus feature for the DVD/Blu-ray, here they are for all three retailers, as far as we know, but that is subject to change the closer we get to the release:
Plain-jane TFA Blu-ray…if you’re into that.
- Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read
- Building BB-8
- Crafting Creatures
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight
- The Visual Magic Of The Force
- John Williams: The Seventh Symphony
- Deleted Scenes
- Force For Change
So, now that you’ve see the three major choices from the big-three retailers, which version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens do you plan on purchasing on either April 5th (probably the digital download release) or April 18th (most certainly the actual Blu-ray release)? Let us know in the comments or on social media.