Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 07:07 AM PST by Tom Landy
The eighth chapter in the epic sci-fi saga will be available on home video this March in Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos.
First, Disney has confirmed The Last Jedi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, aka the Ultimate Collectors' Edition, will feature Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, plus Blu-ray and Digital HD copies of the film. There's no word on whether or not the included Digital Copy will unlock a 4K version, but this is doubtful given previous Disney Digital Copies. Also, for those who are unaware, Dolby Vision 4K Blu-rays are HDR10-compatible for those who don't have Dolby Vision displays.
There is no mention of a 3D release here in North America, so it looks like our 3D fans will be importing.
Next, if you're a cord cutter, The Last Jedi will be available digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere on March 13. There's no word on specific retailers, but previous Disney UHD titles are available on VUDU in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. iTunes has, thus far, only offered Disney movies in HD, but given the blockbuster nature of Star Wars films, there's a chance The Last Jedi will be in 4K there too (without Dolby Atmos). We'll have to wait and see about that. The good news is iTunes automatically updates purchases to 4K when available, so if it's not 4K on March 13, it's very likely it will be in the future.
And, here's a description of all the bonus features, provided by Disney:
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.
Also, here's a full listing of the various formats and specifications:
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)
Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Specs and supplements have yet to be detailed, but director Rian Johnston has already confirmed that we should expect over 25 minutes of deleted scenes.
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