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J.J. Abrams talks Steven Spielberg's contributions to The Force Awakens

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The Collector's Edition of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits Blu-ray next Tuesday, and all sorts of interesting tidbits have been making their way online thanks to J.J. Abrams' commentary for the film. This latest factoid comes to us by way of Screencrush and it involves Steven Spielberg's contributions. Read on to see what he added to the proceedings!

J.J. Abrams on Spielberg contributing to the Tie Fighter sinking:

While this is a CG effect of the swallowing, this explosion was Steven Spielberg’s idea. He loved the idea that the thing get sucked into the sand and then... that!

Regarding the lightsaber fight among the trees:

When I showed the first cut of this scene to Steven Spielberg ... he suggested ‘What if trees were falling while they were fighting?’ And I said ‘That’s cool, but we’ve shot the scene already.’ And then I said to [visual effects supervisor] Roger Guyett, ‘Is there any way we could have trees falling?’ And he said, ‘If you want to pay for it.’ So we did.

Every little change and addition made to a Star Wars film is deliberate, so fans like myself love to eat up facts like this. I hate "double dipping" as much as the next guy, but when it comes to Star Wars, I'm not going to be able to keep myself away from the Collector's Edition. Here's hoping the other features are just as interesting!

The Collector's Edition of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits Blu-ray on November 15th.

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Source: Screencrush

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9:17AM on 11/10/2016

A little disapointed with this new edition

I was hoping for the IMAX scene to be showed in its original format with his 3D edition, but it's not the case.
I was hoping for MUCH more deleted scenes but it's only 2 VERY SHORT one, and none of the MAZ giving the Saber to Leia subplot.
I was hoping for the whole promo campaign (teaser, trailers, posters, web-promo...) but, at least on the European edition, NONE !
Overall, the almost 40' of new bonus materials aren't THAT great. Just good and certainly NOT worthy of a double dipping !
I was hoping for the IMAX scene to be showed in its original format with his 3D edition, but it's not the case.
I was hoping for MUCH more deleted scenes but it's only 2 VERY SHORT one, and none of the MAZ giving the Saber to Leia subplot.
I was hoping for the whole promo campaign (teaser, trailers, posters, web-promo...) but, at least on the European edition, NONE !
Overall, the almost 40' of new bonus materials aren't THAT great. Just good and certainly NOT worthy of a double dipping !
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4:27PM on 11/09/2016
Sir.Stevie: Well my little Oscar friend here says it is a good idea
Sir.Stevie: Well my little Oscar friend here says it is a good idea
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