forceawakens-bluray-comboWe’re one week away from the DVD/Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I for one could not be more excited.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the first time I ever felt like I was REALLY a part of that universe and understood why everyone loved it so much. I grew up enjoying the Star Wars original films but I was never a rabid fan of them (unlike my podcast co-host, Mara Wood who learned to play the cello for Star Wars). I knew why they were important to people and important to film and sci-fi but I didn’t feel that epic connection.

When I saw The Force Awakens in the theatre, I was overwhelmed by this feeling where I immediately understood ALL of it. ALL the hype, ALL the love, ALL the everything about EVERYTHING. I saw it in theaters a couple of times, taking in the soundtrack, story and Daisy Ridley as Rey and admiring all the things to do with it.

Ok, ok, ok. I’m rambling. The DVD and Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits stores on April 5, 2016. The special features for the Blu-ray include:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.

And if you can’t wait to see what kind of deleted scenes are included, take a look at this sneak peak for them below:


Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics,, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="">personal web site</a>.

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