'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Hits Blu-Ray, DVD, And Digital In April

The $2B earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens is enough to make it the 3rd highest-grossing film ever, a feat that surely exceeded Disney's wildest expectations. And yet it's only one part of the megabucks they'll ultimately earn from the film, with the next influx of cash coming with the home release. Disney has confirmed the film will hit Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital on April 5th, dropping a new trailer to celebrate the release.

While the physical Blu-Ray arrives on April 5th, the digital version actually arrives a few days earlier on April 1st.  If you want the actual Blu-Ray/DVD package to add to your library, there are a number of options available that come with different exclusives. Buy  the film from Target and you'll get an extra 20 minutes of exclusive content, including a never-before-seen interview with John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Pre-order from the Disney site and get treated to an exclusive Star Wars lithograph, Best Buy gets exclusive steelbook packaging, while the Wal-Mart edition comes with the special BB-8 packaging teased a couple of days ago.

While the scattering of content amongst retailers is annoying, it's nothing new to the Star Wars franchise which has always released multiple editions of the same movie to keep fans digging into their wallets to collect everything.  You can pre-order the standard Blu-Ray edition here for only $19.99. Check out the home release trailer below, followed by the list of special features.

  • 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 andThe 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.