After some weeks of speculation, we finally have confirmation as to when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be available to own.
Update your calendars accordingly; the home entertainment release date for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been revealed!
From March 17th, the final film in the Skywalker Saga will be available on the small screen. In an announcement via starwars.com, The Rise of Skywalker will be available for digital download through Movies Anywhere, in HD and 4K Ultra HD on March 17.
Two weeks later, the film will release on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD. This date doesn’t apply to the UK, which will receive the film on April 20th.
The post details a swath of bonus content found on the release. The headline bonus is, undoubtedly, The Skywalker Legacy, a 90-minute “making of” documentary, in similar vein to Secrets of The Force Awakens and The Director and the Jedi. If The Skywalker Legacy is half as good as those, it’ll make for unmissable viewing.
Also featured on will be Pasaana Pursuit, which will detail how the speeder chase through the desert planet came together.
Aliens in the Desert will show the scale of production required from scenes shot in the desert. D-O: Key to the Past gives us another chance to enjoy the amazing, albeit heavily under utilized, friend to BB-8, while Warwick and Son will show long time Star Wars actor, Warwick Davis, returning to the role of Wicket the Ewok for the first time since Return of the Jedi, joined this time by his own son, Harrison.
Finally, Cast of Creatures will show how the teams behind bringing various Star Wars creatures to life went about their jobs. For digital consumers, a reflection on John Williams’ time within the Star Wars universe will be available in The Maestro’s Finale.
Curiously, there will be no deleted scenes packed within either the physical or the digital releases.
With just under a month until the film is available for purchase, we don’t have to wait long to relive the final chapter in the 42-year-old saga over and over. And, more importantly, complete our shelf collections.
Will you be picking The Rise of Skywalker up when it releases next month? Let us know below!