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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Blu-Ray Review

Rogue One

The Movie

Synopsis

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Directed By: Gareth Edwards

Written By: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll , Gary Whitta, & George Lucas

Starring: Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Îmwe), Wen Jiang (Baze Malbus), Ben Mendelsohn (Orson Krennic), Guy Henry (Governor Tarkin), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso), and more.

Genre: Action, Adventure, & Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
  • French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

Video 

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (33.98 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, & Spanish

Special Features

  • A Rogue Idea
  • Jyn: The Rebel
  • Cassian: The Spy
  • K-2SO: The Droid
  • The Empire
  • Baze & Chirrut: The Guardians of the Whills
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of Rogue One
  • The Princess & The Governor
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues
  • Rogue Connections
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revoluntionary

My Thoughts

I give this Blu-ray a B+.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was not only the number one film of the year in 2016 but, it is the first standalone film.  Meaning that it is not part of the Star Wars Saga.

There are many things I loved about this blu-ray.  My favorite has to be the special or bonus features. Sometimes when you purchase a blu-ray, the special features are kind of disappointing but not in this case. This blu-ray is jam-packed with bonus clips that will have your eyes glued to the screen.

One of my favorite characters is Chirrut Îmwe played by Donnie Yen.  The epic scene where he takes down the storm troopers gave me chills.  I actually started liking Baze Malbus, played by Wen Jiang after I saw the film.   Honestly, its hard just to pick one favorite.  There was something I loved about each character.  The actors did an excellent job portraying their characters and the characters matched them perfectly.  There are two other scenes that blew my mind away but I don’t want to give it away for those of you who haven’t seen the film.   The backdrop in this film is breathtaking.  You will have to see it for yourself.

Catch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story out on Digital HD Now and on Blu-ray Tuesday, April 4th.