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Star Wars: The Last Jedi to include a music-only cut as a bonus feature

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John Williams has been composing music for STAR WARS for over forty years and he rarely disappoints, so fans of Williams' score for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will be pleased to know that they're in for a special treat. THE LAST JEDI writer/director has said that the Digital and Blu-ray releases of the film will contain a music-only cut. Fun!

Rian Johnson first revealed the news during an Amazon Prime interview, saying "One thing I’m really excited about with it, that I really want to talk up, and this was something that I really pushed to figure out a way to do, it’s a really special thing. We’re going to have a music-only version of the movie. Basically, we did a mix where there’s no dialogue, no sound effects, no backgrounds, nothing but the score playing at regular perfect level. So you can watch it like a silent film just with John [Williams’] score. If you do this, it’s incredible because you see the nuance that he rides the emotion of the scene with, and it’s being able to just focus on that music." It's a shame that there's a little hoop to jump through, but I'm sure it'll be worth it to hear John Williams' score covering the film without any of the other audio.

Here's what the rest of the special features for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI have in store for us:

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force - Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns -    
  • 1) Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
  • 2) Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
  • 3) Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will be released on DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra HD on March 27th.

Source: Rian Johnson

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