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'Rogue One' on Digital HD March 24, on Disc April 4

22 Feb, 2017 By: John Latchem

Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” spinoff Rogue One will arrive on Digital HD March 24, and on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray April 4 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

The film, a prequel to the original Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope chronicling the theft of the Death Star plans, was the No. 1 2016 film at the domestic box office with $528.9 million, on its way to global earnings of $1.05 billion.

Rogue One was also the first in a series of “Star Wars” standalone spinoffs based on the numbered “Saga” episodes. The second, a film based on a youthful Han Solo, is now in production.

The Rogue One bonus material will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s cast and filmmakers, plus reveal hidden connections to “Star Wars” lore.

Bonus features include:

• “A Rogue Idea” — Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept.

• “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 an iconic villain.

• “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.

The 3D edition will be exclusive to Target and Best Buy. Target will have a five-disc collector's edition exclusive DVD content and interchangeable character covers while Best Buy will offer a deluxe Steelbook Blu-ray edition. Walmart's exclusive Blu-ray will have cover art featuring K-2SO and two Galactic Connexions trading discs.

Target exclusive 3D Blu-ray

Best Buy exclusive 3D Steelbook

Walmart Blu-ray slipcover


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