Blu-ray Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 3D Collector’s Edition
By John Corrado
The biggest movie of 2015, and a thoroughly entertaining blockbuster that does a fine job of continuing this classic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available in a glorious 3D Collector’s Edition to give fans the definitive version of the film.
Although many fans will have already gotten the original Blu-ray release from back in April, completists will want to add this new edition to their collections, and it earns my highest recommendation. The 3D presentation is wholly impressive, making the opening crawl extend into the screen and being put to especially dazzling use during the lightsaber battles and aerial chases.
The Blu-ray includes the excellent 69 minute documentary Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey and the six featurettes and brief deleted scenes from the original release, as well as a selection of brand new bonus material. This includes commentary by director J.J. Abrams, three additional deleted scenes, the four new featurettes Foley: A Sonic Tale, Sounds of the Resistance, Dressing the Galaxy and Inside the Armory, as well as The Scavenger & The Stormtrooper: A Conversation With Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, which sees the two young actors sharing their experiences in front of a fireplace.
Beautifully packaged in a nicely textured black cardboard box that has a beautiful lenticular cover, and featuring a great selection of bonus material to go along with the impressive 3D presentation, there is no doubt that this is a the definitive edition of the film. Fans should add it to their Christmas lists.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 3D Collector’s Edition is a Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release. It’s 136 minutes and rated PG.