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Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives on Blu-ray today

Solo: A Star Wars Story

I am excited to announce that today, the newly released Solo: A Star Wars Story is on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.

With 4K resolution and full stereo sound make this a viewing experience comparable to that of the theater. Bonus features include deleted scenes, featurettes on the making of the film, and a roundtable discussion with the cast and director.

Check out our Solo: A Star Wars Story review:

Our yearly dose of a new helping of Star Wars is back, and thankfully, it still doesn’t yet feel like a portion too many. Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25 and is a movie worth seeing — especially in IMAX if you have the leisure. After a notoriously troubled production including the booting of the directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in favor of safer Ron Howard, is the result an equally troubled movie? Not at all!

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and his girlfriend Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) are desperate to escape their hellish upbringing on planet Corellia and explore the galaxy. When a mercenary team led by Beckett (Woody Harrelson) comes calling, he tags along for the ride. But when they get tangled up with dangerous crime boss Dryden (Paul Bettany), it becomes do or die. They also run into some friends not familiar to them (Donald Glover), but maybe familiar to fans like you and me…

One of the aspects of the movie that strikes me is that the plot mostly revolves around everyone pursuing a resource called coaxium, essentially the fuel used by the Falcon to jump to light-speed. There are also frequent occurrences where the characters spout technobabble about how it works and there’s even a climactic scene where they overly explain about how to get out of a certain jam before engineering their escape.

It just reminded me so much of Star TREK that I was taken aback at how the roles have switched. The JJ Abrams ‘Star Trek’ film from 2009 felt like Star Wars, and Abrams later directed ‘The Force Awakens,’ and now this Star Wars felt like good old fashioned Trek. Fascinating.

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