Posted Thu Aug 11, 2016 at 09:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The long awaited 3D version of Episode VII is coming in November.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney says 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 3D: Collector's Edition' will hit Blu-ray on November 15.
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector's Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams.
The release will feature 1080p video, lossless 7.1 audio, and supplements include: NEW Audio Commentary with J.J. Abrams – Enter the mind of visionary director J.J. Abrams as he reveals the creative and complex choices made while developing the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy; Foley: A Sonic Tale – Foley artists, consisting of old pros and new talent, unite to bring the world of Star Wars: The Force Awakens alive through the matching of sound to action; Sounds of the Resistance – Hear how the epic sound design of Star Wars: The Force Awakens moves the Star Wars legacy forward; Deleted Scenes – View never-before-shared scenes that didn't make the film's final cut; Dressing the Galaxy – Costume designer Michael Kaplan reveals how the costumes of the original Star Wars movies were re-envisioned for a new generation; The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega – The two new stars share the thrill of working together on the adventure of a lifetime and becoming part of the Star Wars legacy; Inside the Armory – Take a fascinating tour through the design and creation of the weaponry in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; and Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from the April release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens include the complete story behind the making of the film, an unforgettable cast table read, insights from legendary composer John Williams, and deleted scenes, as well as features that dig deeper into the creation of new characters such as BB-8, the design of the climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren, the film's remarkable digital artistry, and the Star Wars: Force for Change global aid initiative.
You can find the latest specs for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 3D: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under November 15.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.