Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out on 3D Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition today and we’ve got your review to let you know if you should spend the extra $30 to own another copy of the film for a few extra deleted scenes and bonus material…
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in just a month, but before that happens, there’s another Star Wars film you should be seeing…at least one more time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released on 3D Blu-Ray today, in a special Collector’s Edition, and we’ve been given the opportunity to have an advanced copy of the film, in order to review it and see it it is worth buying it and owning it on top our other The Force Awakens Blu-Ray.
There are a lot of the same features to be found in the 3D Blu-Ray, that are also on the regular Blu-Ray, so let’s get right down to the good stuff, shall we? Let’s talk about the new features. There are nearly 40-minutes of new bonus features exclusive to this Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition:Deleted Scenes:
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- Leia and the Resistance — Leia talks with a member of the resistance.
- Unkar Plutt at Maz’s Castle — Unkar confronts Rey at Maz Kanata’s castle and angers Chewbacca to the point of violence.
- Tunnel Standoff — Han, Finn, and Chewbacca get ambushed by First Order Stormtroopers in the tunnels under Maz Kanata’s castle.
- The Scavenger and The Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega — The stars of The Force Awakens sit down for tea to talk about their favorite memories from the set.
- Audio Commentary from J.J. Abrams — The Director shares his fandom for Star Wars, as well as some fascinating production stories.
- Foley: A Sonic Tale — The Foley Artists on The Force Awakens share some of their secrets in this featurette from Skywalker Ranch.
- Sounds of the Resistance — Alien and droid noises in The Force Awakens are explored, including BB-8’s voice acting inspiration, Bill Hader.
- Dressing the Galaxy — Costume designer Michael Kaplan discusses expanding the Star Wars universe with new costumes and characters created for the film.
- Inside the Armory — Prop master, Jamie Wilkinson leads this feature about the weapons in The Force Awakens.
So now the question you’ve been waiting for: Do I think these bonus features are worth it, and should you spend your hard-earned money to buy this Collector’s Edition? The answer is yes. For any Star Wars fan, any extra bonus feature is worth spending an extra $30.
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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition comes in gorgeous black satin finish packaging with both amazing inner and outer artwork. My favorite bonus feature had to be the John Boyega and Daisy Ridley featurette, and the added commentary from J.J. Abrams was also pretty awesome. Do yourself a favor and buy this Blu-Ray.