Disney will release Solo: A Star Wars Story to Blu-ray, 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD on Sept. 25, 2018. Along with the standard Blu-ray copies, Best Buy, Target and Walmart will all sell exclusive limited editions. The exclusives are often more tempting to purchase, even if a few bucks more, given the addition of bonus content, custom packaging, and perhaps collectible items.
Let’s take a look and detail all the variations of Solo: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray.
The standard editions of Solo: A Star Wars Story will come in both a Multi-screen Blu-ray Edition with Digital Copy and Ultimate Collector’s Edition with 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy (we hope in Digital 4k).
Video is presented in 1080p (Blu-ray) and 2160p (Ultra HD Blu-ray). The 4k Blu-ray is also expected to contain HDR encoding for enhanced color depth. For audio, the Blu-ray will provide English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio while the 4k Blu-ray upgrades the soundtrack to Dolby Atmos. English 2.0 Descriptive Audio is provided on both formats, as well as Spanish and French language in Dolby Digital 5.1.
Bonus material on the Blu-ray disc includes a Director and Cast roundtable, several production featurettes, eight deleted scenes, “The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park” and more. (Scroll down below for details.)
The common Blu-ray editions of Solo: A Star Wars Story are priced $22.99 (Blu-ray) and $29.99 (Ultra HD Blu-ray).
Best Buy Exclusive
Best Buy’s exclusive 4k Blu-ray SteelBook edition is priced $34.99. (They don’t have a 1080p Blu-ray SteelBook edition listed.) Like most of their exclusives, the limited edition doesn’t offer anything more than unique packaging, but the cover art featuring the Millennium Falcon and crew on back is a lot cooler than the standard editions!
Target’s exclusive 4k Blu-ray edition (also shown opened at top of page) includes a 40-page gallery book an exclusive retailer bonus. The Target Limited Edition features custom cover artwork and sells for $32.99.
Target REDcard Exclusive
Target also has a REDcard Exclusive with Millennium Falcon metal model kit selling for $32.99 (Blu-ray) and $42.99 (4k Blu-ray), both of which include the 40-page gallery book an exclusive retailer bonus. Unfortunately, you need to be a REDcard holder to get this one, and we would advise pre-ordering before they sell out.
Walmart has an exclusive Blu-ray edition of Solo: A Star Wars Story selling for $23.99. This is all we have on this exclusive edition so far, and the artwork provided on Walmart.com is obviously not final. We’ll update this section if we find out more.
- Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable – Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
- Team Chewie – See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
- Kasdan on Kasdan – Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.
- Remaking the Millennium Falcon – Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”
- Escape from Corellia – Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
- The Train Heist – Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
- Becoming a Droid: L3-37 – Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
- Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso – Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.
- Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run – Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
- Deleted Scenes
- Proxima’s Den
- Corellian Foot Chase
- Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
- The Battle of Mimban: Extended
- Han Versus Chewie: Extended
- Snowball Fight!
- Meet Dryden: Extended
- Coaxium Double-Cross
- The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.