Arriving early on Digital HD April 1, 2016 Bring it home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on April 5, 2016 BURBANK, Calif. (March 3, 2016)—Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.
It was an exciting weekend in our house. Yes, Easter celebrations meant a lot of sweets and goodies, but we also received a review screener of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My eight year old son and I saw it in theaters on the day it came out, and have been dying to bring it home ever since. So now that we have it in our sweaty little hands, how does it hold up on the small screen and repeat viewings? How are the bonus features? Are there any easter eggs on the disc?
I had a wonderful time checking out all the new sets at LEGO this year. I dug seeing the new Minecraft, Star Wars and Scooby Doo sets, as well as a couple new Lego Movie sets. We’re finally getting the double-decker couch! I’m also very excited about the Jurassic World sets coming out closer to the movie. Click below for a ton of pics.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 25, 2014 – The Baltimore Comic-Con, returning to the Baltimore Convention Center on Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, is privileged to announce our 2014 Media Guest of Honor. Peter Mayhew, known by fans the world over for his portrayal of Chewbacca, the Wookie co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Peter is currently filming Star Wars Episode VII, due to be released in 2015, and will appear with us all three days of the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con!
Hasbro is continuing their Star Wars Black line. Most impressive was the Jabba the Hutt, but I also spied the Biker Scout, ROTJ Luke, and Bespin Luke and Yoda. Check out my coverage including Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America Winter Soldier, we got Kreo, Constructobots and an all new Star Wars game… and more.
At Comicon Peter Jackson revealed that he wanted the two Hobbit films to become a trilogy. New Line jumped at the chance, and quickly made this happen. This week it was announced that the second film would be renamed to The Desolation of Smaug with the third final film titled There and Back Again. The first film will still be called An Unexpected Journey. Having read the book, I have an idea of how the films will be structured, and it makes sense. However, I think the title The Desolation of Smaug doesn’t work very well with the other titles. The good thing is that it is far better than the Essential Seven Rejected Titles for the third Hobbit Film: