Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker Available Now On Digital Release
Disney is thinking of all the Star Wars fans stuck at home right now, releasing Rise of Skywalker on digital home video four days early.
While Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker was going to release on Tuesday, March 17 on digital storefronts, fans got it a few days early. In a surprise, the movie dropped on Friday, March 13, and you can pick it up right now.
While a growing handful of movies and TV shows are having their production delayed by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, it's also led to a few early home releases, to keep responsible social distancers occupied while they sit at home.
Rise of Skywalker isn't the only release Disney is pushing forward--Frozen 2 is coming to Disney+ a full three months ahead of its original release schedule. It's already available in the US, while all other markets will see it available on Tuesday March 17.
Rise of Skywalker is available digitally in HD for $20 and Ultra HD for $25, and comes bundled with a full-length feature about the making of the film. The hard copy release is still on track for its original date of March 31. Check out all the different ways to get your hands on Rise of Skywalker here.
The ninth and final film in the main Star Wars saga received a mixed response from critics and Star Wars fans, but still grossed over $1 billion at the box office. It trailed its predecessors, however, with The Last Jedi grossing $1.33 billion and The Force Awakens over $2 billion.
Our review of Rise of Skywalker called it "a movie that feels less like the conclusion to a Star Wars trilogy, and more like the casualty of a behind-the-scenes battle between the visions of two diametrically opposed directors. Rise of Skywalker bends over backward to undo what The Last Jedi did, just as that movie subverted all the mysteries set up in The Force Awakens."
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