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Your Guide to the Different Editions of The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray

Your Guide to the Different Editions of The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray

Get ready to feel the awakening all over again this week as Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD (coming out on April 1) and Blu-ray (available on April 5) are released this week. You won’t have any struggles finding a copy of the all-time leader in theatre ticket sales. However, you might want to know about your different options and where to find them. You will be able to find some limited edition, and different covers to please any fan out there.

With the Blu-ray editions (sorry digital copy owners) you will get tons of extra features like deleted scenes, director’s commentary, exclusive interview with the cast, and much more. Hopefully with all these special features we can get some more Luke Skywalker!

Below you will find your different options, and where to find them. Your best option is to buy a bundled pack that includes both the DVD and the digital copy of The Force Awakens.

Bonus Material in all Home Editions:

These special features are in all versions:

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.

Deleted Scenes

Editions of The Force Awakens on DVD and Blu-ray

There are additional bonus materials available in DVDs and Blu-ray editions available at certain retailers. Here’s the breakdown:


Amazon Video (online streaming version) is releasing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on April 1st — four full days before the Blu-ray is available. Order your digital copy to be among the first to own the newest episode of the “Star Wars” franchise. 

Exclusive content: 

  • An exclusive slipcase that collects all the individual character posters from the movie on the box art
  • 20 minutes of new special features that include interviews with actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.

You are currently able to pre-order the Blu-ray edition and digital edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you preorder the Blu-ray you will get a bonus DVD copy and digital copy as well.

Cost: $19.99

The Force Awakens DVD - Amazon


With this copy from Wal-mart you will get all the extra bonus features in all the other copies. You will also get the DVD and digital copy. This edition appeals to the kids.

Exclusive content:

  • BB-8 packaging
  • Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs

Cost: $19.96

The Force Awakens DVD at Walmart

Wal-Mart Digital Preorder

You also have the option the pre-order a digital copy through Wal-Mart that would come with 3 limited edition posters. However, you will not get any physical copy (Blu-ray, DVD) by ordering it this way. For more information on the posters you can visit their site. Cost: $24.96


Target has an exclusive bonus feature only available from their version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens where you can watch Daisy Ridley and John Boyega discuss lightsaber training. See the video preview here: di.sn/6008Bi8Y6

You have another cover option with Target. The cover is unique. The Blu-ray copy even folds out to show each character in more detail. Again, with this Blu-ray edition you also get the DVD, and digital copy of the movie.

Exclusive Content:

  • 20 minutes of new special features that include interviews with actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.

Cost: $24.99

The Force Awakens DVD at Target


Best Buy 

The Force Awakens DVD at Best Buy

If you are not loving any of your cover options so far, don’t panic just yet. Best Buy has their own steelbook edition of The Force Awakens. This steelbook cover is graced by Kylo Ren and accompanied by Captain Phasma on the back. Comes with the DVD and digital copy.

Cost: $29.99 

What copy are you most excited for? Are there any other options that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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