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WATCH: A very cool look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens home release special documentary

March 16th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


One of the most exciting features of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray release is the feature-length documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, delving into every facet of the film’s production.

Teaser footage from the documentary has been revealed, giving us a taste of what to expect. Some of the sneak peeks include John Boyega’s screen test for Finn, Gwendoline Christie speaking about her role as Captain Phasma, as well as discussing how her character’s name originated from the 1979 horror film Phantasm, which J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot is restoring.

Here’s the Star Wars: The Force Awakens documentary footage from Good Morning America:

The documentary will be a real treat for Star Wars fans because going behind such an enormous blockbuster’s scenes doesn’t happen that much, so it’s guaranteed to give us some special insight into the filmmaking process.

Here’s a list of what else to expect from the DVD’s bonus features:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
  • 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

In reated news, here’s a sneak peek at the Star Wars table read too.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on April 5th. Order it now!

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.