Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.
When you have a serious as popular as Star Wars, each new movie is met with so many expectations. The latest installment in the series is certainly no exception. J.J. Abrams was at the helm with the return of the saga and Rian Johnson took over for the second part of the newest trilogy before handing the reigns back to Abrams for the conclusion. There were a large number of fans that were unhappy with his take on the film, but it really did get things moving in a different direction. It remains to be seen if it’s necessarily good or bad, but it’s definitely an interesting take regardless of which side of the fence you sit on. I’ll not waste any time on a review of the movie itself, there are plenty of takes on it already, but I will simply say that I enjoyed the movie and couldn’t wait to watch it again at home!
Many people purchase Blu-rays so that they can simply watch the movie again over and over. The Last Jedi is certainly good enough on it’s own to justify a purchase. If you happen to be a fan of the Bonus Features, you won’t be disappointed with the Blu-ray. There is an enormous amount of content outside of the movie itself. My favorite of the Blu-ray, which is really packed with great extra content, is the documentary with Rian Johnson. If you hated his take on the movie, and many people obviously have, you should watch it to get his take on the decisions. If you loved the movie, you’ll enjoy this as well, but I think that it’s particularly enlightening for those that didn’t necessarily appreciate his perspective. I’m not going to give many details about the segment, because I don’t want to spoil it for you! It’s a really enjoyable viewing.
There are a lot of really good features outside of documentary, but I’d say my next favorite would have to be the deleted scenes. It’s fun to watch and see what scenes have been removed and what it might have added to the story (you can see a couple of the scenes below the list below). You can purchase this movie now, as it was released on March 27, 2018!
Bonus features include:
- The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
- Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
- Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
- Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
- Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
- Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
- Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
- Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 152 min.
RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; PG in CF
ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1
4K UHD (US): English 7.14 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio™; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Audio
4K UHD (Canada): English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 7.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks
DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks
Digital 4K UHD: English Dolby Atmos (where available), English 7.1 Dolby Audio (where available), English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)
Digital HD: English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)
UHD / BD: English SDH, French & Spanish
DVD: English SDH, French & Spanish
Digital: English SDH, English Closed Caption, French & Spanish (where available)
Updated on March 28th: Check out the blooper reel: