Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: When can you buy the Blu-ray?

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER /

The release date and special features for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have officially been revealed. So, when can you watch the big finale on your own TV?

It feels like just yesterday Star Wars fans were lining up outside their local movie theaters to see the long-awaited conclusion to the Skywalker Saga on the big screen. But The Rise of Skywalker already has a Blu-ray release date, meaning fans can watch the finale on their own television screens very soon — and, you know, experience the feels all over again from the comfort of their own homes.

As per StarWars.comThe Rise of Skywalker will get a home release in March, with the film being released digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD on March 17. Fans looking to purchase the Blu-ray will have to wait until March 31 to do so, as that’s when the Blu-rays and DVDs of the finale will hit stores.

The bonus features that will accompany the Blu-ray version of the film have also been revealed, and longtime Star Wars fans are in for a treat. For starters, we’re getting a documentary that details how the final film was made, as well as the legacy of the Skywalker family. That alone is reason enough to get your hands on the Blu-ray, but there’s also a special outlining how the creatures and droids for The Rise of Skywalker were made. Fans can even get some insight into the creation of D-0… unless they opt out and say “no thank you,” of course.

Ewok fans will also enjoy the “Wicket & Son” bonus item that sees Warwick Davis, the actor who portrayed Wicket in Return of the Jedi back in costume. His son, Harrison, will also be invoked, though how remains to be seen. Given that there were no Ewoks in the final trilogy, it’ll be nice to see one of Star Wars’ cutest creatures again. (Although, if we’re being honest, they could have just given us an hour of Baby Yoda looking at the camera and that would have sufficed.)

Finally, the digital exclusive for The Rise of Skywalker will include “The Maestro’s Finale,” during which composer John Williams will discuss his work for Star Wars, and specifically, for the film. Given what a huge role music plays in any film, it’ll be interesting to hear Williams’ perspective.

These features, of course, may vary on the edition fans purchase — and a number of stores are offering their own exclusive Blu-ray packages, including Target, Walmart, and Best Buy.

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What special features are you most excited to see once The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray hits shelves?