Most Star Wars fans know by now that Episode IX is available to digitally download as of yesterday, but what they might not know is that a pretty cool secret feature is included: a music-only version of the movie. Director Rian Johnson took to his Twitter account to announce the news, and to clarify what “music-only” meant.
“This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, [sound effects] or backgrounds… just John’s score. I really wanted to put this out, it’s really something to see John’s music play with the movie, like a silent film.”
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi home release has many different bonus features, including a highly-anticipated behind-the-scenes documentary titled The Director and the Jedi, but according to Johnson this unique version of the film is his favorite part.
There is one catch though, as you will only have access to this particular cut if you use the Movies Anywhere app, which is available on most major app stores. To download the music-only cut, fans will have to link the app with the account of whatever service was used to buy their copy of The Last Jedi. The Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray copies of the film will be available to purchase on March 27, and will of course include a code that can be used to redeem a digital version.
This might sound like a lot of steps but if Rian Johnson himself says it’s worth it, we might just have to see for ourselves.
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