SXSW News: “The Director and the Jedi” Documentary Premieres at Festival and to be Available on the Digital and Blu ray of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”


By Liz Lopez

In celebration of “The Director and the Jedi” documentary premiere screening at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals on Monday, March 12th at the Paramount Theater, new content is available on the Digital and Blu-ray release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this month.

“The Director and the Jedi” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival with Mark Hamill, director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman in attendance. The feature-length documentary is an in-depth bonus feature on the Digital (available now) and Blu-ray release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” available on Tuesday, March 27th.

The next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – welcomes the return of original characters as well as in-depth looks of the saga’s newest members. This release will include a feature-length documentary from Director Rian Johnson that takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

The release will also include two exclusive scenes featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, scene breakdowns, deleted scenes, audio commentary and more.  This release will mark Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.

The new content available includes a film clip from the documentary featuring Rian Johnson and Carrie Fisher, and a bonus content trailer.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is available home digitally and via Movies Anywhere as of March 13, the day after the screening of “The Director and the Jedi” at the SXSW Film Festival, and on 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on Tuesday, March 27.

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