While we’re eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD and Blu-ray so we can watch it in the comfort of our homes at least a bazillion times more (after having watched it a bazillion times in movie theaters), J.J. Abrams has revealed what we can expect from the home release.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams has said we shouldn’t look for an extended version of that little indie movie set in a galaxy far, far away, but we’ll at least get plenty of footage not seen in the theatrical release. Including those scenes that we saw in the trailers but were ultimately left on the cutting room floor.
“There will be deleted scenes, but not an extended version,” Abrams said. I know, I know, that’s a bit of a bummer. But I guess it’s better than nothing. Abrams probably wants to stick with the theatrical version of the movie as his Star Wars legacy and not endlessly retool the film like George Lucas has done time and time again.
He was also asked what was the movie’s longest cut before it was edited down to 2 hours and 16 minutes. “I don’t know what the longest cut was,” Abrams said. “Probably, if it were with credits, close to two hours and 50 minutes was the first cut.”
What do you think? Are you disappointed we won’t get an extended cut a la The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?