[Watch] Star Wars: The Last Jedi 'The Force of Sound' Doc

Despite its highly polarizing fan reception, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a grand turning point in a franchise that's grown with its viewers over the past 40 years.  For better or worse, Rian Johnson helmed a fascinating entry into the series, and the DVD/Blu-ray release for Episode IIX is right around the corner.

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Writer/Director Rian Johnson on set

Today on Twitter, Johnson tweeted about his love for a 26-minute-long ABC News-produced documentary style look at the sound design and execution on The Last Jedi called The Force of Sound.

Here's the short doc he's talking about:

We're hoping the forthcoming home release of the film (with its long list of special features) has something half as engaging on it, since the majority of recent BTS offerings on big-time films have been largely disappointing.

Here's the full list of special features expected to be on the release, which is due out in March:

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it's like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
    Scene Breakdowns:
  • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
  • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie's malevolent master villain.
  • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie's final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis' riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 27th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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