It’s been a few months, so you’ve probably seen it once or twice, and let the action and heart of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wash over you thoroughly—must be time to watch it at home again, right?! Well, you’re in luck, because we now know when the Digital HD and Blu-ray releases will be available, as well as the huge swath of extras and featurettes that’ll take you even deeper into the plight of the hapless band of freedom fighters in the first standalone Star Wars movie.
First things first: Rogue One is coming to Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, but if you’re a lover of physical media (like I am; if the internet goes down you can still watch movies, guys! Nobody ever thinks about that, do they?) you’ll want to know that the Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack will be released on April 4. Oh, and also you can get it On Demand on April 4. So, there you go, bases covered.
And as great as it’ll be to watch the movie (and specifically that uber-dope third act Battle of Scarif), it’s all about those extras, guys. This release has a grip of featurettes on how the movie was put together and about the various characters and connections to the other Star Wars films. While, much like The Force Awakens, I’m sure there’s going to be a special edition Blu-ray at some point which will have way more extras and maybe an audio commentary, this release has a respectable list, and should keep fans happy for the next few months.
From the press release, bonus features 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, perseveranc,e 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.
* Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
I’m definitely most interested in the Rogue Connections featurette and Visions of Hope as well, but I want to know what you think! Share your thoughts on the release–and on the movie, three months later—in the comments below!