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Press Release BVHE Press Release: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    OWN THE FINAL FILM IN THE CONCLUSION OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA

    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
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    Over two hours of bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life



    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.


    Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

    NEW TRAILER:

     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    “Everything you want from a Star Wars film” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety


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    OWN THE FINAL FILM IN THE CONCLUSION OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA

    STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER



    Over two hours of bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life



    BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2020) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.


    Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.


    Bonus features include*:

    · The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

    · Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.

    · Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.

    · D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.

    · Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.

    · Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!


    Digital Exclusive:

    · The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


    * Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.


    The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.


    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.


    On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

    FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 142 min.

    RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

    ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1

    AUDIO: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus

    Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

    DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

    UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

    HD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

    SD Digital = English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

    SUBTITLES: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and French

    Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French

    DVD = English SDH, Spanish and French

    Digital = English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)



    ABOUT STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER:

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Richard E. Grant (General Pryde), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Keri Russell (Zorii Bliss), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), with Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).


    The film is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas. Composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga since 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, returns for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
     
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    No deleted scenes? Bummer.
     
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    Guess Rose fans don't get to see her cut footage with the questionable Leia CGI
     
  5. Paul Hillenbrand

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    FYI: The official UK release date for the Blu-ray 3D is said to April 20, 2020.
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    Have the 3D steelbook ordered from Zavvi. They can take 3D from my cold dead hands!
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    Don't know which way to go with this.

    I should go with the 3D version, but I have yet to hear any accolades about the 3D presentation.

    I could go 3D on disc and just buy the 4k digital.

    Decisions...Decisions...
     
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    I'm ordering the 3D but will probably fork out for a Skywalker Saga 4k box set at some point as well because I am a sucker like that.:lol:
     
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    You know what, Ken?

    I may go that same route. I just don't want to pay that price for the full 4k set.

    I wonder if that price will ever see a substantial drop now that it's tied to Best Buy.
     
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    That probably depends on how well it sells at the $250 price point. I'm a sucker, so I'm selling off all of the individual 1-9 titles I have and am taking the plunge on the box. I'll sell the digital copies to recoup some of the cost. You only live once. ;)
     
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  11. Ronald Epstein

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    Just bought the 3D release from Amazon U.K.

    Came to $21 with U.S. shipping which is an amazingly great deal.

    I will wait for the Best Buy set to drop in price -- hopefully -- for Black Friday.
     
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    My theory is they're saving them for an eventual extended cut re-release...
     
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    To the surprise of no one:

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    Hmmm. They are still offering in-home FREE delivery by March 31st.
     
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    Ordered the standard Blu-Ray from Bullmoose - $22.97. No tax to Illinois. Added another item to get free shipping.
     
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    Right? However, I don't trust UPS/USPS/Fedex with something like this. I'll be picking it up in-store to make sure it's undamaged before taking it home.
     
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    I can't imagine wanting to suffer through this again, at least until my kids get old enough to care about Star Wars. Even then, they can watch it on Disney+. It's a no from me.
     
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    I don't blame you. I feel like I am purchasing something I'll never watch again.
     
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    Jake Lipson

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    I agree. I wish I didn't, but the truth is I hated this movie about as much as other people hated The Last Jedi. Unlike some more extreme "fans" with that film, I bear no ill will whatsoever to the filmmaking team. But I just didn't like the movie art all. So even though I have all the other movies, I'm not going to get this one. There's no point. I wish I wanted it, but I just don't.

    Then why buy it? This is a serious question.
     
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    I'll go against the grain and say that I liked the movie and look forward to buying it.
     

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