Earlier today we learned that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would arrive on Digital and Blu-ray March 17 and March 20, 2020, respectively. Disney’s press release, however, fills us in on the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bonus features well get with the home release. As in the past, it looks like certain features will only be available in one format or the other.
Prime among the Rise of Skywalker bonus features is a feature-length, making-of documentary. The feature will go “behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers” and explore “the legacy of the Skywalker saga.”
Rise of Skywalker bonus features
According to the press release:
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.”
Here’s where things take a turn with respect to the Rise of Skywalker bonus features, however. If you’re a fan of John Williams (and what Star Wars fan isn’t), you’re especially going to want to get the digital version. Exclusive to the digital release is a feature showcasing the legendary, Oscar and Emmy award-winning composer.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has grossed over a half a billion dollars domestically and over a billion dollars world-wide in its theatrical release. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do see it, it is still playing in theaters. Otherwise, you’ve got a little over a month to wait until Episode IX arrives for home viewing. Still, it seems that the Rise of Skywalker bonus features might be worth the wait.