Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives on home video next month and I can't wait to immerse myself in its full complement of featurettes, audio commentaries and concept art galleries.
A certified billion-dollar smash for Disney/Lucasfilm, this gritty prequel chronicling the suicide mission to rip off the Death Star plans far surpassed box office expectations. After a somewhat chatty, over-explained first act, the old-fashioned combat film settles down into a breathtaking climax on the tropical beaches of Scarif and overhead in the starfighter-infested heavens. And come on, how cool is Darth Vader swatting away Rebel soldiers with a casual wave of his black-gloved fist at the film's finale?
Hunker down for a look at the Rogue One Blu-ray box art, "in-home" promotional trailer and roster of special features below. Rogue One hits Digital HD March 24 and Blu-ray/DVD April 4.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY BONUS CONTENT:
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 on screen.
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