The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition Blu Ray Coming In November


The Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition is coming home on Blu Ray on November 15th.

In case you need more Star Wars stuff to empty your credit coffers on, a four-disc collector’s edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to stores in the U.S. and Canada on November 15th (October 31st in the UK), just in time for the holidays (via Star Wars UK on Twitter and The Star Wars Show).

via Lucasfilm

The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition comes with 3D, Blu Ray, Digital HD, and DVD versions of the film and brand new bonus features, as well as the bonus features from the original Blu Ray and DVD version of the film released earlier this year. The new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes, and cast interviews, and a film commentary by director J.J. Abrams. A full list is included below.

  • Audio Commentary with J.J. AbramsEnter the mind of visionary director J.J. Abrams as he reveals the creative and complex choices made while developing the first film in the new Star Wars
  • Foley: A Sonic TaleFoley artists, consisting of old pros and new talent, unite to bring the world of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” alive through the matching of sound to action.
  • Sounds of the ResistanceHear how the epic sound design of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moves the Star Wars legacy forward.
  • Deleted ScenesView never-before-shared scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut.
  • Dressing the GalaxyCostume Designer Michael Kaplan reveals how the costumes of the original Star Wars movies were re-envisioned for a new generation.
  • The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John BoyegaThe two new stars share the thrill of working together on the adventure of a lifetime and becoming part of the Star Wars
  • Inside the ArmoryTake a fascinating tour through the design and creation of the weaponry in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

via @StarWarsUK on Twitter

New editions of films are both wonderful and extremely irritating. By October 31st, most likely you will have already spent $20 or $30 on the first edition of The Force Awakens, and the collector’s edition will cost you another $30 or $40, if not more. That kind of spending for the same movie twice isn’t necessarily fiscally justifiable, especially since you need a 3D Blu Ray player (or Playstation 3) and a 3D television to even watch version for which this particular edition of The Force Awakens is being touted as “special.”

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But then there is the fact the collector’s edition has new bonus features, and the bonus features are on regular Blu Ray discs and therefore can be viewed using any Blu Ray player and flat screen television. The decision on whether to buy the collector’s edition then becomes frustratingly difficult to make, because you want to see the new material, but you also don’t want to waste money on a version of the film you can’t even watch (unless you happen to be part of what I imagine is the small demographic who actually own 3D-capable entertainment systems), or even on regular Blu Ray and DVD discs exactly like the ones you purchased earlier in the year.

For me, however, the extra bonus features are what are important. I love the bonus features for the prequel trilogy because they go into the entire process of making the movies at length, and I want that behind the scenes look into the sequel trilogy, as well. Buying the 3D Collector’s Edition of The Force Awakens, then, is a no-brainer for me, on one condition: the price. If the new edition is over $40, it’s going to be tough for me, as a college student with limited funds, to justify purchasing it, even for those lovely new bonus features.

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Will you be buying The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition? Do you think the bonus features and the 3D version of the film are worth spending the same amount or more than you spent on the first edition?