You may have heard there’s a little movie called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that just came out on DVD and Blu-ray. You may have even seen the film in the theaters over the holidays and enjoyed visiting the Star Wars universe for a bit. Well, now you can go back whenever you feel like it, right back to the Skywalker story and conclusion of the legacy.
First things first, it’s okay to be sad that the legacy is really over. You can cry, you can moan, but the fact is that the trilogy of trilogies is now complete. I know, I know.
About The Rise of Skywalker
The movie begins with Rey continuing to train on her journey to become a Jedi, while Kylo Ren is out trying to find out who has been pulling the strings behind the scenes. The film continues their push-and-pull relationship from previous films. It’s an interesting dynamic to see how they are linked together and yet at odds with one another at the same time, all while each continues on their journey.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about why you should own The Rise of Skywalker on DVD and Blu-ray.
Even better than I expected
Honestly, The Rise of Skywalker was more than I was expecting. What I was expecting was to be transported to a galaxy far, far away for a few hours, and secondly it would hopefully answer a few questions I’ve had with me for years. The Rise of Skywalker did both of those and more.
I actually saw it in theaters twice – once for the media preview and then again with the family. And, then I saw the movie again twice when The Rise of Skywalker DVD and Blu-ray got delivered to my house. I liked it the first time, but loved it even more with subsequent viewings.
Nostalgia about the end of an era
The Rise of Skywalker manages to still make Star Wars feel new and nostalgic at the same time. All while being a ton of fun, emotional at times, funny throughout, and it actually answers a lot of the questions you have from the previous movies.
One of my favorite aspects of all the newer Star Wars movies is how they nail the look and feel of what a Star Wars movie should be. That was definitely true in Rise of Skywalker. The way they transition scenes, and the way that when you get to a new planet it starts with an animal in the frame and then a ship flies over.
All those may seem like little things, but to me that’s what makes a movie feel like Star Wars and I know I’m in the right place. There are so many shots in the new film that are perfect homages to the older movies and it made it feel like it all came full circle.
The most epic of all Star Wars battles
On top of that, there’s also light sabers, epic space battles, and people using the Force. You get what you paid for. If that’s not enough to make you buy it, well, I don’t know what to tell you.
And, the last reason to own it? Because everyone else is watching it and talking about it. Trust me, you don’t want to be the only person in your office/class/parent group/friend circle who hasn’t watched it a few times. Someone is definitely going to let out a few spoilers, so if you haven’t already, you should buy it and watch it early. Trust me.
Even if you’ve already seen the film, you haven’t seen all the bonus features – and there are A LOT of bonus features. Check out all the bonus features now that The Rise of Skywalker is out on DVD and Blu-ray. I hope you enjoy being immersed in the Star Wars universe for a little bit longer like I was.
Bonus features on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on DVD and Blu-ray include*:
- The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
- Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase scene and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
- Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
- D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
- Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
- Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!
- The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Visit the official Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker website.