SXSW to Debut STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Documentary
Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray, which includes the Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey special feature – a full length documentary that takes an in-depth look at the making of the most anticipated film since 1999’s Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Next week, SXSW attendees will have the opportunity to catch the documentary ahead of the April 5th Blu-ray release – the film premieres at SXSW on Monday, March 14th at 12 pm in the Paramount Theatre.
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey explores the production of the film from beginning to end, and will feature in-depth footage and exclusive, never before seen interviews with the cast and crew. In addition to the feature-length documentary being included with the home media release, a bevy of supplemental features – listed below – will accompany the film, which has grossed more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office since its release in December 2015.
- 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
- Plus Deleted Scenes
Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes available for digital HD download on April 1st, with the Blu-ray and DVD hitting store shelves on April 5th.