It appears as though Disney is pulling out all stops to make sure folks can find entertainment while staying indoors for a bit! In addition to the recent announcement regarding Frozen 2, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has also received an early digital release.
While Disney has not released an official statement regarding the digital release, when searching the film on Itunes, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and other digital services, The Rise of Skywalker is now available for purchase. The price ranges from $19.99 for SD and HD, and $24.99 for UHD. Important to note: the film is only available to be purchased currently, and cannot be rented at this time. Vudu, however, does list the option to rent the film starting on March 31st.
As with the other Star Wars films, The Rise of Skywalker will most likely debut on Disney+ as well later this year. The film was initially released in theaters on December 20th, 2019. As the 9th major film in the Star Wars franchise and the climax of the main storyline, The Rise of Skywalker surpassed $1 billion at the Box Office.
The Rise of Skywalker brings audiences one last time to a galaxy far, far away, following the conclusion of Rey’s journey and the Skywalker Saga. As expected with a series that has such a devoted fanbase, the film was met with many mixed reviews. Some say that the film tied up the loose ends of the series perfectly, while others claimed that there were too many creative liberties taken.