The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD
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You get it. We like Star Wars. I’ve written about our adventures in the Star Wars galaxy, be it our sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line‘s Star Wars Day at Sea, our visit to the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland (and Walt Disney World), not to mention my ongoing coverage of The Force Awakens for GeekDad, Fandango, The Disney Blog, and many, many others. Star Wars is kind of our thing.

This is where you say, “I know.”

Needless to say, when I found a Blu-ray copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago it changed everything, namely the part of it where we get off the couch for extended periods of time. Fun fact, even the slowest Honea can make it to the fridge and back in less than 12 parsecs.

Here’s what you need to know:

The bonus features are strong in this release. Among them you will find the full-length documentary “Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey” that takes viewers through the making of the film, complete with all the everything. Seriously, this would be worth buying if it was its own release.


  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read — Cast members, familiar and new, reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script
  • Building BB-8 — See how J.J. Abrams and team brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe
  • Crafting Creatures — Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life|Blueprint Of A Battle: The Snow Fight — Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren
  • 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 — An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects


What else could you possibly need?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD will be released on April 5, 2016. You should get it.

We were provided a complimentary Blu-ray + DVD pack for the purpose of review. All opinions remain our own.


Whit Honea is the author of “The Parents’ Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads 4 Change. He is the Social Media Director/Community Manager of the Dad 2.0 Summit. His writing can be found at Fandango, GeekDad, Disney, Today, Good Housekeeping, City Dads Group, Stand Magazine, The Washington Post and several other popular publications. He previously covered travel for Orbitz, CBS and AOL, and served as Editor of Family Travel for UpTake. Deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable, Whit has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is the 2015 winner of the Iris Award for Best Writing.