The pressure was on for director J.J. Abrams in the months leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and lo and behold, the efforts have been met with praise, and a gross thusfar of well over $2 billion dollars globally in ticket sales. As for the film, well…things happened, people died and Rey herself, played by actress Daisy Ridley, ended up with lightsaber skills of her own thus bringing a new heroine into the mix (despite initially being shortchanged her own toy in her likeness).
Alas, the bar has been set for the new trilogy which now on par for a tie-in this December, Rian Johnson’s sequel a year thereafter and others to come, and so now we welcome, naturally, a home release of Abrams’s own film scheduled for the first week of April. Save for digital copy, the ensuing Blu-Ray and DVD will be packed with bonus features along with varying artwork, including exclusive jackets depending on which outlet you go to, whether it’s Target, Walmart or Best Buy.
The official website for Star Wars relayed all the details from Disney CEO Bob Iger, along with a brand new home release trailer which you can view below along with the respective retail DVD and Blu-Ray artwork in the album just beneath.