Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker DVD release date confirmed!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

We finally have a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker release date locked in.

The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker DVD release date is here and fans can hardly wait to give it another imperative viewing. 

What a journey!

1977 was a great year for cinema, with the likes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, Eraserhead, Suspiria and more destined to become classics. However, there's one film that stands out: George Lucas' first instalment in the now iconic Star Wars franchise. 

This is where the Skywalker saga began, with the original trilogy remaining one of cinema's most widely treasured. The prequels were far more divisive, but when J.J. Abrams resurrected the series with The Force Awakens back in 2015, it was monumental. 

We've now followed it for three trilogies, and inevitably, the conclusion demands repeat viewing...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dir. J.J. Abrams 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker DVD release date confirmed

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has a DVD release date of Monday, April 20th 2020. 

So, not long now!

You can already pre-order it on Amazon for £9.99. It's additionally available to order on Blu-ray (£14.99), 3D (£19.99) and 4K (£24.99). 

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The Skywalker saga boxset!

If you're a huge fan, we can't imagine you'll be able to resist this...

Amazon is selling a "Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Limited Edition Complete Box Set" for £199.99. It contains all nine films of the Skywalker saga in a gorgeous package, and yes, they're in 4K - so they should be, for that price!

It's a sure must-have for diehard fans and will be released on the same day as The Rise of Skywalker. 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The verdict on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It's always good to gather your initial thoughts and then go into a repeat viewing with an open mind. 

However, your first experience of the film can equip you with knowledge of what to look out for. Safe to say, we will return to The Rise of Skywalker even more inquisitive. 

As far as first impressions go, it felt like The Last Jedi took a lot of narrative risks that didn't conform to what Abrams wanted for the series when he first imagined it. So, the results of the concluding chapter felt a little too removed from the previous film. When the opening text scrolled across the screen, what we read felt jarring. 

The Emperor's return felt forced due to Snoke's sudden demise, and that's not all. The overall experience wasn't one of exhilaration. Rather, it felt like a chore - for us, and certainly for those involved. It had a lot riding on it, but only time will tell how effectively executed it was. Roll on the next viewing. 

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