Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Digital and Bluray Release Dates Confirmed
Fans won't have to wait much longer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to release on home digital and Blu-ray. Episode 9 of the Skywalker Saga is due to drop out of lightspeed March 17 on digital and March 31 on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD.
The release will include a treasure trove of extras and goodies, including behind-the-scenes footage and documentaries. Individual retailers will, of course, have exclusive packaging as well. Best Buy (seen above) will have a beautiful steelcase depicting Rey and Kylo Ren's battle on Ker Bir, while Target (below) will have a special art book.
Alongside the film itself, fans can expect "a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga."
The home release of TRoS will also feature footage detailing how the film's desert scenes were shot, as well as the process behind creating Episode 9's creatures and droids. A featurette exclusive to the digital version will explore the process behind the film's score, orchestrated by legendary composer John Williams.
Specific details about the movie's home release can be found over on StarWars.com. Currently, there is no word on when the film will release on Disney Plus, though a summer timeframe seems logical.
Considering Disney's streaming service has been slowly regaining exclusivity rights to Disney films and television shows, it's unlikely The Rise of Skywalker will release on other streaming platforms such as Netflix or Hulu.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker was a divisive conclusion to the storied Skywalker Saga. The film stars Daisey Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.
The film released in theaters on December 20, 2019, and grossed more than $1 billion at the box office, splitting its total between both domestic and international audiences. Currently, it is is the 17th highest-grossing Disney film of all time, falling behind both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.