Review: What Does The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray Set Offer?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out late last year and the film surprisingly did not have the universal acclaim that The Force Awakens got back in December 2015.

The Last Jedi is easily the most divisive film in Star Wars history as fans are torn between two sides on how they feel about it.

Well regardless of what you think of the movie itself, the Blu-ray set is quite generous including lots of deleted scenes as well as behind the scenes footage.

Not to mention watching the film again at home is great thanks to the awesome picture quality and its good sound design.

One of the best scenes to watch in Blu-ray again is the opening action sequences where The Resistance Bombers are facing The First Order's big ships.

The roar of the spaceships really rock the entire living room while the laser blasts are all bright and colorful.

The only time the film doesn't look so great are during dark areas and environments.

The chase sequence in Canto Bight kind of looks drab compared to the rest of the film, but the fight inside Snoke's throne room is still a must see event.

The ending scene on the planet of Crait is also great to watch on Blu-ray thanks to the array of different vehicles that appear.

If you have a really good soundbar or surround sound system, you really want to put the volume up to listen to both John William's excellent score and the sound of the action.

Outside of the film itself, the Blu-ray offers audio commentary from Rian Johnson. This is cool since the first Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens didn't add audio commentary from JJ Abrams until it got re-released. 

Aside from the commentary, a pretty lengthy 90 minute documentary called "The Director and Jedi" plus other bonus behind the scenes footage is included.

The documentary is quite honest because it shows us how Mark Hamill was originally upset about the script for the film.

We also get to see in the documentary the amount of work that was done on the practical effects.

Unlike other modern blockbusters, everything wasn't just recreated with CGI as many of the aliens in the film are either costumes or huge animatronics.

My favorite addition of the Blu-ray though are the 23 minutes worth of deleted scenes. Some of the scenes are extended from the actual movie itself such as the chase scene in Canto Bight, while other parts completely new. 

One of the scenes that I feel should have been kept in the film is Rey's third lesson which was to tell her not to rush into action all of the time.

I thought this scene was important for the Rey character and could have easily been added in the film instead of Luke Skywalker drinking blue milk!

If you did not like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this Blu-ray set is unlikely going to change your opinion of the film.

If you liked the movie though, the Blu-ray is awesome as you get a better appreciation of what happened behind the scenes and the amount of hard work that has to be done in order to make a movie as big as this.

I do hope though that Star Wars: Episode IX could have some scenes shot in IMAX. That way, the screen would be full while you're watching the film at home.

Let's hope JJ Abrams considers using IMAX when Episode IX starts filming later this year.

Verdict: 4/5 stars

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