No Joke: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is Coming To Digital HD Platforms On April 1


J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" quickly hit $2 billion in box office earnings, claiming the third spot in the list of highest-grossing films of all time. Now Disney confirms that the film is coming to digital HD platforms and its Disney Movies Anywhere application on April 1, four days earlier than the release of the Blu-ray and DVD formats.

It is not an April Fool's joke because Disney's Chairman and CEO Robert Iger himself made the announcement during the Annual Shareholder's Meeting that fans can expect the first installment in the newest "Star Wars" trilogy to be available on the first day of April.

Disney is also giving away points for Disney Movie Rewards if a user decides to add "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to their collection. Those who purchase an SD version will be rewarded with 100 points while those who purchase HD will be given 150 points.

Disney Movie Rewards is currently offering a set of three two-sided mini "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posters for 650 points, but you can always just keep the points and wait for new rewards to be offered.

The film is already available for preorder from iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play and Microsoft.

We have already outlined some of the bonus content for the Blu-ray and DVD copies of the film but note that additional bonuses for the digital copies will vary depending on the retailer.

For those who prefer a physical copy, specifically a Blu-ray combo pack, new information about retailer bonuses are listed below.

Target offers an exclusive packaging as well as 20 additional minutes of never-before-seen interviews and footage.

Walmart has an exclusive BB-8 packaging plus an exclusive trading disc for Star Wars Galactic Connexions.

Best Buy has an exclusive steel book packaging.

The Disney Store is offering a limited-availability exclusive lithograph set for every Blu-ray combo pack purchase.

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