Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes Home

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

With the home video release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can go behind the scenes with an expansion of bonus features.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story

There’s a nice array of bonus content featured on the second disc.  That’s right.  The bonus content is too big for any single Blu-ray disc.  Through such content, the filmmakers take us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in Star Wars history.  The Kessel run isn’t without some discussion on the parsec debate–including the definition flashing on screen.

Upon viewing the deleted scenes, I can see why these extended versions were cut down.  Take the first time in which Han Solo and Chewbacca meet.  The extended scene just doesn’t play to the same effect as what was seen on film.  Perhaps the one deleted scene that would have played better on screen was seeing how Han Solo found his way into the Battle of Mimban.

DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): 

•           Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable

Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.  

•           Team Chewie

See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.

•            Kasdan on Kasdan
Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.

•            Remaking the Millennium Falcon 
Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”

•            Escape from Corellia

Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.

•           The Train Heist

Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.

•           Becoming a Droid: L3-37

Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.

•           Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso

Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.

•           Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run

Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.

•           Deleted Scenes

o   Proxima’s Den

o   Corellian Foot Chase

o   Han Solo: Imperial Cadet

o   The Battle of Mimban: Extended

o   Han Versus Chewie: Extended

o   Snowball Fight!

o   Meet Dryden: Extended

o   Coaxium Double-Cross

•           The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand pm September 25, 2018.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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