Posted Thu Feb 23, 2017 at 09:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The first stand-alone Star Wars film is headed for the high-definition format in April.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney is working on 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' for Blu-ray on April 4. A number of retailer exclusives from Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart will also be available on the same date.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the STAR WARS stand-alone films -- ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the STAR WARS timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
The release will feature 1080p video, lossless 7.1 audio, and supplements include: A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM's John Knoll came up with the movie's concept – and why it's the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films; Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One's defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen; Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion; K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk's performance; Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen; Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects; The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time; Visions of Hope: The Look of "Rogue One" – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy; The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen; Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One's premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told; and Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
You can find the latest specs for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 4.
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