This will be a day long remembered, said Darth Vader standing on the Death Star speaking to Grand Moff Tarkin. Wait, that was the original Star Wars. So, what could be the big day this time? It is the official release announced by Star Wars.com that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be for sale on March 24, 2017 for the digital HD version and then on April 4, 2017 in stores and online for the Blu-Ray, DVD and On-Demand versions.
Like me, perhaps you are very excited about this news and can’t wait for the release. Well, here directly below is the official trailer as part of a YouTube playlist that includes my latest Star Wars Rogue One toy reviews. Enjoy those and also below that video are pictures of the packaging of the Blu-Ray, DVD and retail store exclusive offerings.
Be sure to check out LucasTV toy reviews channel here: LucasTV Toy Reviews
Here is a detailed segment of the news release announcement by StarWars.com:
THE MISSION COMES HOME: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY ARRIVES SOON ON DIGITAL HD AND BLU-RAY
GET FULL DETAILS ON THE HOME RELEASE OF THE FIRST STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM, INCLUDING BONUS FEATURES, BOX ART, AND RETAILER EXCLUSIVES.
StarWars.com is excited to deliver some special rebel intel: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the thrilling tale of how the Rebellion stole the Death Star plans, is officially coming home. (Just don’t tell Director Krennic.)
The film will arrive in a variety formats, including Digital HD on March 24, and Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand on April 4. Take a first look at the box art below.
A wide array of bonus features, ranging from never-before-seen cast and creator interviews to a look at hidden Easter eggs, will take fans deeper into Rogue One than ever before:
A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
In addition, a selection of retailer exclusives will be available for pre-order starting February 23, featuring unique packaging and configurations:
Target Exclusive: 5-disc set includes collectible packaging with interchangeable character covers and exclusive bonus content (Blu-ray 3D + two Blu-ray + DVD + DVD exclusive content – 2 additional bonus features + Digital HD + collectible packaging).
Get a sneak peek at each retailer exclusive packaging below.
Best Buy Exclusive: 4-disc set with exclusive SteelBook packaging (Blu-ray 3D + two Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + SteelBook packaging)
Walmart Exclusive: 3-disc set with exclusive K-2SO packaging and two Galactic Connexions trading discs (two Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD + K-2SO packaging + two Galactic Connexions trading discs)