Are you a Star Wars Fan? If so, I’m sure you didn’t miss getting to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it came out in the theaters. You’ll be glad to know that it is coming outon Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4.
As the first of the Star Wars standalone films, it has all new characters, lands and plot line. In this feature film, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. These are the same plans that Princess Leia later refers to in A New Hope when she sends a message to Obi Wan Kenobi stating “You’re our only hope.”
In Rogue One, we are given a glimpse into the world of Jyn Erso. Jyn is orphaned after her father, Galen, is forced into working for the Empire as an engineer. Although forced to create the Death Star, Galen was able to create a weak spot in the structure. It is the plans that show this weakness that the Rebel Alliance is in search of. Years later, the Rebellion Alliance ends up recruiting the now grown Jyn to find and rescue Galen so the Alliance can learn more about the Death Star.
While full of new characters, those who are dedicated to the original Star Wars series will find the connections to the original trilogy exciting. There is no wonder that Star Wars Rogue One has become the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.
Why might you want to purchase Rogue One on Blu-ray Combo Pack? It is full of bonus features. They include:
- 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 onscreen.
- 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.
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While a copy of Rogue One was given to us for review, the opinions are solely mine.