Disney+ now streams Star Wars 1-8 for Rise of Skywalker theater run

Chris Burns - Dec 26, 2019, 4:23pm CST
Disney+ now streams Star Wars 1-8 for Rise of Skywalker theater run

Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker premiered in theaters last Thursday – today, The Last Jedi hit Disney+. This is the first time The Last Jedi was made available on Disney+ since the launch of the service. Before now, Disney+ had 1-3 (prequels), 4-6 (original trilogy), and 7 (The Force Awakens). Now the very few people that’ve not yet seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker can watch all previous Skywalker Saga films in a row before the final episode – so many hours of content!

In addition to the film on its own, this release of The Last Jedi to Disney+ includes several bits of bonus content. Users will find deleted scenes – complete with commentary. Users will find a full movie with director’s commentary by the director of MOST of the film, Rian Johnson.

Users can also find a “score only version of the movie.” That means there’s no sound effects or dialogue, just the music. This version previously appeared with the Movies Anywhere version of the film, which we reviewed back in March of 2018.

You could also, potentially, buy The Last Jedi on Blu-ray for less than a ten dollar bill. The prequels and the original trilogy can be found on Blu-ray and DVD and – if you’re lucky – video tape (VHS) – for the original trilogy and the first of three prequels, anyway. The most elite version remains the Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set, from back in late 2015.

Or you could just subscribe to Disney+ and watch The Mandalorian, too. No matter which way you go, Star Wars has never been more easily accessible than right this minute.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters now, and is now second on the all-time Top Holiday Single Day Grosses in the box office. That’s just after Star Wars: The First Awakens (in first place, all-time). In third place is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sherlock Holmes, and Avatar.


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