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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Old 02-20-16, 05:49 PM
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th

Yeah, good luck finding a 35 mm print of this movie, let alone a projection system that involves a person doing reel changes these days. One of my local theaters used to be 35 mm only up until early 2014 or so (I was apprised of this after thinking that a mess up in The Raid 2 was due to a physical reel change). Now it's been converted to the AMC assigned seating reclining seating situation.

But before that, I would even be seeing stuff that was filmed digitally on 35 mm (the last one was the aforementioned The Raid 2). I used to work there too, and be one of the few people in the theater a lot of the time, so it's weird to think of it now being completely remodeled.

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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th

It's not coming out April 5th. That was just a date some website put on and took it off later that day.

If it was coming out April 5th, there would've been a big press release by now and we'd know more details.

Can a mod fix the thread title?
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I have a feeling that April 5 will be the digital release and the blu-ray will be released on May 3.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th

Originally Posted by Texan26
I have a feeling that April 5 will be the digital release and the blu-ray will be released on May 3.
I wish, but doubt it. If that is the case though, I'll have to buy both, because I can't wait until May 3rd!!!
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

That's just what they'd like you to do, although they won't mind so much if you don't buy the disc at all as they're trying to phase those out.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

They are? Was a press release out out or something? This release would seem like the prime movie to release as physical media, to take advantage of the exclusives and whatnot. I haven't seen any indication Disney is tying to phase physical media out, except for maybe nixing 3D here in the States.
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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th

Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
It's not coming out April 5th. That was just a date some website put on and took it off later that day.
I assure you, it's coming out in April...maybe not the 5th, but I heard April 2016 as far back as this time last year. We'll get an official press release from Disney the first week of March, if not sooner. Press releases usually come about about five or six weeks out. We may get one this week.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Not that it means anything yet, but blu-ray.com has March 15th as the digital release date for iTunes. If that holds true, then we'll have an April blu release. So one way or another, an announcement should be coming soon.

http://www.blu-ray.com/itunes/Star-W...-iTunes/16928/
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

I'm going to take a wild guess and say Disney is holding out because they want to make an announcement during the Oscar telecast Sunday night. They probably have a commercial prepped and ready to go.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Even though it's a Wednesday, they might do May 4th.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

I know for a fact that it will definitely be out on April 1st!

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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

March 15 for digital and April 5 for BD/DVD sounds reasonable enough.

Might go for digital this time. Still thinking about it.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

I never buy early release digital copies but I will succumb this time. I will just give the digital copy that comes with the BD to whoever is nicest to me between now and then.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
Even though it's a Wednesday, they might do May 4th.
That would be brilliant, but I don't think anyone at Disney could be that clever!
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Given Avengers 2 got a Friday release I could certainly see this one getting a Friday release as well to separate it from the pack.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

I wonder if Rogue One's teaser will be one of the forced trailers?
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

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I wonder if Rogue One's teaser will be one of the forced trailers?
They're saving that for the European Celebration in July.
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I see it up for pre-order on iTunes now. BUT it says 720p. There better be a 1080p version as most iTunes HD movies are 1080p now.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Little by little we learn more. Still no official press release. But you can now pre-order on Amazon. My guess is that we're still looking at April 5th for the blu and the digital about 2 weeks earlier.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a6893476.html

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 7 deleted scenes to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, editors confirm

With the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens drawing ever closer, more and more fans are wondering whether they will feature deleted scenes.

Luckily, the film’s editors, Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, were able to confirm to The Independent that seven scenes will be made available by Disney.

“We have been talking about [the deleted scenes],” Brandon began. “But Disney has mentioned to us that - since they’re going to be on the DVD treats for viewers - that we should stop talking about them.”

When pressed a little further, the Oscar-nominee said: “There aren’t a lot. There’s one with Harrison Ford, there’s one with Rey, but there aren’t a lot.

“I think there are maybe seven or eight,” added Markey. “I don’t know if that’s a lot. I remember looking at the reel. Actually, I think there are seven.”

Speaking about whether there was anything they regret leaving on the cutting room floor, Brandon said: “I honestly think that what is in the film is exactly what needs to be in the film, and what isn’t remains fun but not necessary.

“JJ [Abrams, director] really wanted it to be a two-hour movie, and we did strive to do that. But then, at a certain point, we felt like the film is really working for the very few people that we were able to show it to.

“So we went back to see if we should add any of the things we left off, and there really wasn’t anything that felt like it needed to be in the film. That’s always the goal, to get it down to its essence. There were fun things, but it didn’t actually have to be in the movie for it to work.”

As well as talking about deleted scenes, Brandon and Markey - who are both up for Oscars for there work on Star Wars - also spoke about the film's similarities to George Lucas's films, diversity in the film industry and working with JJ Abrams. Read the full interview 26 February.

The pair were promoting the editing software they used while making The Force Awakens, the Avid Media Composer.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Seven deleted scenes equals seven retailer exclusive releases with one deleted scene each?
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

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Seven deleted scenes equals seven retailer exclusive releases with one deleted scene each?
Yeah, something special for the fans.
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Not sure if this is the actual cover...looks like it might be a retailer-exclusive (Wal-Mart?) slipcover.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

Yea, no way is that the general release cover.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

I kinda like the cover. Probably one of 5 or some nonsense like that...
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - April 5th, 2016

That's the cover walmart.com shows: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-...y-DVD/49966919

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