“The Force Awakens” in your home in April

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut and this morning, Walt Disney Home Entertainment officially announced the upcoming Blu-Ray Disc and DVD release of the film in April.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey, John Boyega as reluctant stormtrooper Finn, Adam Driver as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Oscar Isaac as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

The release will be packed with bonus features, such as Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, in which, for the first time, you can 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.

Also included is The Story Awakens: The Table Read in which cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.

Building BB-8 shows you how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.

Crafting Creatures allows you to watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life, while Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight takes you deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.

In 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 gives you an insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.

Force For Change discusses how 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.

The release is rounded out by Deleted Scenes.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrives in stores on April 5 with a $39.99 sticker price for the Blu-Ray Disc Combo and $29.99 on DVD.

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