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Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story left theaters a while ago now, but it took a long time for the hit to show any sign of slowing down. As we all know, that window between theatrical and home video is growing ever so slim, to the point where streaming services and cable networks had partial hooks into Lucasfilm's latest well before it was out of theaters, allowing fans to prepare for the day when they were able to revisit the fateful adventure of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), the droll K-2SO and the rest of the rebellion.
When Will Rogue One Reach DVD?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's DVD and Blu-ray release date was April 4, which was revealed via an official release from Walt Disney Studios. The release came with never-before-seen Rogue One bonus material, an intimate collection of stories revealing how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.
Amazon Video And Streaming
Rogue One was available for Digital HD Downloads and Disney Movies Anywhere before it hit DVD, though. The movie was available on those streams on March 24. Amazon even went ahead and created a page where you could pre-order your copy of the theatrical cut of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story early, for the low price of $19.99. Click here if you're still interested in buying the film through Amazon.
At first, Apple's Rogue One page on iTunes only had trailers, the movie's score, a few featurettes and clips, and a button to help you find nearby showtimes. If you logged in to your iTunes player, you could pre-order the movie for $19.99, meaning you were one of the first to receive the film once it became available on March 24. The film is still available to buy on the service for that price.
Will Star Wars: Rogue One Come To Netflix Streaming?
Thanks to an exclusive agreement with Disney, Rogue One (and the rest of Walt Disney's 2016 titles and beyond) will start their home video life on Netflix. As Variety reports, Netflix will be the exclusive pay-TV home for all new Pixar, Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the last film to air on Starz, and everything else after that will go to Netflix. The service currently has Captain America: Civil War, Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, and Zootopia available, with more to come, including Rogue One, which will hit the streamer on July 18.
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, the daughter of a brilliant engineer who is eventually recruited by the rebellion to steal plans to the Death Star and take the Empire down a few pegs. The first of a series of planned standalone Star Wars stories, Rogue One bridges the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and has succeeded in telling a different type of Star Wars story, a gritty war ensemble that reflects a tone not seen in this series to date.
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