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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition Arrives in the US and Canada Nov 15

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“Star Wars” fans can rejoice as Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to realse in a special 3D Collector’s Edition! Experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D – rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.

Just in time for your holiday shopping or even your own home movie collection, viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging.

The 3D Collector’s Edition comes in a four-disc collection that contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams.

Bonus features include*:

3D COLLECTOR’S EDITION BONUS FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary with J.J. Abrams – Enter the mind of visionary director J.J. Abrams as he reveals the creative and complex choices made while developing the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy.
  • Foley: A Sonic Tale – Foley artists, consisting of old pros and new talent, unite to bring the world of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” alive through the matching of sound to action.
  • Sounds of the Resistance – Hear how the epic sound design of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moves the Star Wars legacy forward.
  • Deleted Scenes – View never-before-shared scenes that didn’t make the film’s final cut.
  • Dressing the Galaxy – Costume Designer Michael Kaplan reveals how the costumes of the original Star Wars movies were re-envisioned for a new generation.
  • The Scavenger and the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega – The two new stars share the thrill of working together on the adventure of a lifetime and becoming part of the Star Wars legacy.
  • Inside the Armory – Take a fascinating tour through the design and creation of the weaponry in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Classic Bonus Features  These offerings from the April release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” include the complete story behind the making of the film, an unforgettable cast table read, insights from legendary composer John Williams and deleted scenes, as well as features that dig deeper into the creation of new characters such as BB-8, the design of the climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren, the film’s remarkable digital artistry and the Star Wars: Force for Change global aid initiative.

Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer. New bonus content is available in the 3D Collector’s Edition package only.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 3D Collector’s Edition global release dates include:

  • Australia – Nov. 9
  • Holland – Oct. 31
  • Spain – Nov. 2
  • Brazil – Nov. 16
  • Italy – Nov. 2
  • Sweden – Oct. 31
  • France – Oct. 31
  • United Kingdom – Oct. 31
  • Germany – Nov. 24
  • United States & Canada – Nov. 15

 

 

 

 

 

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Bonus Releases on iTunes!

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If you were a fan of Star Wars: Force Awakens and let’s face it YOU WERE, you will definitely want to see the new bonus feature released on iTunes called “Dressing the Galaxy.”

“Dressing the Galaxy” is available as an iTunes Extras Exclusive for fans who buy or own Star Wars: The Force Awakens on iTunes! Fans will get the whole story of how Rey got her look and learn more about their favorite character’s costumes.

Costume designer Michael Kaplan and his team explains how many different elements came together in creating the look for Rey.

“We knew she was going to be in a world of men doing things like climbing and dealing with rocket parts and living this Spartan life, so we had to make her practical, but we also wanted a glimmer of femininity about her,” says Kaplan. “I also knew there were going to be sandstorms and dust, so I wanted the character to be in light colors. It also felt right for her emotionally and for the desert. It also felt very Star Wars especially when you look back at Luke and Leia.”

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He went on to explain how everything was put into her costume for a reason.

“We eventually gave her a wrap, which could protect her face against dust storms […] it gives her a very beautiful image when all the pieces are put together. Rey wears the costume throughout the film, although we had 25 copies made and about 12 pairs of boots.”

Check out a clip from the bonus feature about Rey’s look below! Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Digital HD on iTunes.

 

Mark Hamill and Kathleen Kennedy Announce New Star Wars: Force For Change Charitable Campaign

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Iconic Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy have officially announced a new charitable campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star WarsForce for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world.

Starting yesterday, April 5, Star Wars: Force for Change will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

To date, Star Wars: Force for Change has raised over $10,000,000 with the help of the amazing Star Wars community. This month-long campaign will lead up to “Star Wars Day” on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish®.

Kennedy said,

Star Wars fans are some of the most generous, thoughtful, and sympathetic people I have ever met. I am so proud of the charitable work they have done over the years and hope this month-long donation-matching campaign will go some way to express our sincere thanks for their tireless efforts.”

For the charity, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange to the four charities and have their donations matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000 with the donation period culminating  at 11:59pm (PST) on May 4.During the first week, the first 20 fans to raise or donate at least $500 will win a Blu-ray of The Force Awakens signed by the cast, with more incentives to come. All participants who enter will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the location of the dramatic final scene from The Force Awakens.

Show your Force and visit CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange now for more details.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Digital HD 4/1 & Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 4/5

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The BEST movie of 2015 is coming to your home this April! Star Wars: The Force Awakens is arriving on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1 then it hits Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega (Attack the Block, Imperial Dreams) as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Lincoln, Girls) as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Bourne Legacy) as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film’s producers.

If you pick up the Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD on April 5, you will get to experience some exciting and in-depth special features. Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an intense journey behind the scenes.  Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

Bonus features include*:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
  • Plus Deleted Scenes

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

In case you missed the movie, you can watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below:

Another Force Awakens TV Trailer Has Arrived

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We wait patiently for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to release in theaters and it is torture. But at least, we have a knew trailer to satiate us in the mean time.

A brand new TV spot has dropped with even more new footage to the delight of many. It doesn’t show much by way of new storyline information but it does reveal a teensy bit new footage.

We know so very little about what the seventh film in the franchise is going to do plot wise, all we do know is that The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

The cast looks amazing as we all know. Harrison Ford returns as Han Solo, Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher returns as General Leia Organa. New cast members include Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

You can watch the trailer below:

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer – Han Solo Returns!

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Why can’t this movie get here faster? This week a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released courtesy of Disney and LucasFilm. The best of the trailer was the reveal of the return of Han Solo played by Harrison Ford, reprising his role from the original trilogy.

he seventh installment in the episodic Star Wars film series, it stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker reprising roles from previous films. The story is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983).

Check out the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the video below. And make sure to see the film when it finally hits theaters on Dec. 18.

The Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Released

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After waiting for weeks, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have finally released the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new installment in the “Star Wars” saga. You can watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below!

The seventh installment in the franchise sees the return of original trilogy cast members as well as some new stars. The full cast includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou.

While not much is known about the plot, what we do know is that Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and will release in theaters on December 18, 2015.