I liked Star Wars: The Last Jedi a lot and will be heading to the store when it gets a physical Blu-ray release to pick it up on release day. If you were wondering when all that was coming out and wanted to plan your move to own it, i'm going to break it all down in this post to help make your choice a bit easier. And if you hated the movie, and apparently some people did, then doing nothing is even easier than that.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available on Digital & Movies Anywhere March 13th and on 4K & Blu-ray March 27th. With that, if you want to own it digitally i'm not sure why you just wouldn't buy it on Blu-ray and redeem the digital code for the digital copy and own an actual thing. Like the digital code you get with the Blu-ray is the same and the price is about the same to so ... you know... why not? That said if you plan on buying an actual physical copy there are a couple of versions you might want to be aware of.

Target film-maker edition + Book + Porg exclusive Looks like Target is getting a Blu-ray exclusive edition with a special Porg behind the scenes thing. It also contains a pretty sweet art book that looks like Star Wars collector bait. It's not 4K but, to me, this looks like the premire edition of the film that i'll be getting on launch day. It seems like the Porg exclusive is digital only.

Best Buy 4K Steelbook Looks like Disney is working with retailers to get exclusive versions and Best Buy is selling the 4K steelbook. It contains the same special features as everything else.

Best Buy Blu-ray Steelbook I don't know, it's just the Blu-ray release with a special steelbook cover. I guess if this is what you crave you should get it.

The Last Jedi is getting loaded up with a bunch of behind the scenes features including 13 deleted scenes! Rian Johnson seems to really understand what I like from these releases and has loaded it up to the hilt with the goods. Read all about it and the special releases at starwars.com below


If you are looking for an in-depth breakdown of the special features Den Of Geek has a nice write up you can check out below.


If you plan on picking up The Last Jedi let me know which version and where you plan on picking it up from!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/27/2018 at 04:41am

I just put an event on my calendar to remind me to pick this up from the store on launch day. I did it for The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Each release the packaging got better, and this Target edition looks to be even better.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 02/28/2018 at 12:28pm

I wonder if the digital release date also includes cable on demand purchases? That's the only way I could understand someone buying it digitally, for the convenience of watching it on my tv with no effort at all; it would be just like watching something off my DVR. I've never bought a movie through Xfinity (my cable provider), but I do rent movies occasionally through it. They're more expensive than say going to Redbox, but I'll occasionally pay for the convenience (they're unusually $4 or $5 for a 24 hour rental).

Of course, buying a digital copy through Xfinity would be the ultimate DRM. I have no idea what happens to your purchases if you were to cancel your cable, but my guess is you'd never see them again lol

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/28/2018 at 11:15pm

The digital release is through Movies Anywhere (formerly Disney Movies Anywhere, but they have more partners now).

It ties into your iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and a couple others. So when you activate it on Movies Anywhere, it unlocks on all the platforms you've connected to it.

Basically, if you have an internet connected device connected to your TV, it's a couple clicks away. A while back they had a promo that gave you some free movies, and I've activated a few on it, and the process is seamless and painless.

I feel like a Movies Anywhere commercial but it's really that good. Still DRM, but about as "open" as a DRM-encumbered file can be.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/28/2018 at 11:17pm

It's iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon. That's the one I was forgetting.

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