Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been a huge hit for Disney. The movie has been breaking records set by some of the biggest releases of the past few years and it isn’t done yet.
However, if you wanted an extended cut on DVD to explain some extra details, you are out of luck.
When this movie does come out on DVD it’s not going to feature an extended or “director’s cut.” Sorry guys and girls. The movie premiered on December 18th and took less than a month to become the highest grossing film in the movie history of North America. There is no stopping the Star Wars phenomenon. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly J.J. Abrams confirmed that while the DVD set is going to feature deleted scenes there will be no extended or director’s cut.
Abrams doesn’t really like director’s cuts. Even though the first cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about 170 minutes, the theatrical runtime is 136 minutes, which leaves about half-an-hour of unused footage. That footage won’t be presented with the film when it comes out on DVD. Sad news, but I bet eventually we will get it. Just not right now at this time.