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The Star Wars Skywalker Saga came to an epic conclusion last December with The Rise of Skywalker. The film wrapped up three trilogies and put a bow on the family legacy. It feels good to be on the other end of it, and to know the fates of our favorite characters, like Luke, Leia, Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe, and more. But we’re already exited to revisit the film and to watch the journey unfold from the beginning.

Luckily, we don’t have to wait long. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives and Blu-ray and DVD on March 31, with a digital release on March 17. Additionally, all nine saga films and Rogue One will get 4K Ultra HD releases on March 31. Best Buy will also release the nine Skywalker Saga films–A New HopeThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the JediThe Phantom MenaceAttack of the ClonesRevenge of the SithThe Force AwakensThe Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker–as an exclusive 4K UHD box set for $249.99.

All versions of The Rise of Skywalker will come with new bonus material, which may differ depending on retailer. Here’s the full list of expected features:

  • The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
  • Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
  • D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
  • Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
  • Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
Digital Exclusive:
  • The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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The release sounds like a huge treat for Star Wars fans, although there are a few curious omissions. For instance, there are no deleted scenes or commentary tracks listed. It’s possible that those will appear on future editions (J.J. Abrams released a commentary track for The Force Awakens’ 3D release, for instance), but it still seems a bit odd that the first big push won’t include them. But they know their audience, and true fans will always buy multiple editions just to keep up with all officially released material.

If you aren’t one for physical releases and don’t want to pay big bucks for the digital release, worry not. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will also hit the streaming service Disney+ later this year.

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