Here is our review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Combo Pack (Blu-ray / DVD / HD Digital Copy). As our previous reviews, we will stick to the quality and content of this Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Combo Pack and not review the storyline of this movie. We will keep it short and sweet.
I have watched this Blu-ray Disc and Bonus Content in a controlled Home Theater Room viewing them on a 150” Screen via a Sony 1080P Projector using a Sony BDP-S6700 Blu-ray Player. My Audio Source will be a Pioneer Elite Receiver configured with a 9.2 speaker setup.
Also a side note, I did watch this movie on my Sony 85” 4K TV paired with a Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Player which upscaled this movie to 4K and it looked gorgeous, but since this movie is not a true Ultra HD 4k Disc this review will be strictly about the true resolution of this Disc which is 1080P. I just wanted to point out that this movie looked amazing even upscaled to 4K.
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Runtime: Approx 133 Minutes
At first I was a bit disappointed to hear that Disney / Lucasfilm did not make the jump to Ultra HD 4K for the Home Release of Rogue One, but my disappointment soon disappeared after I popped the disc in and hit play. The movie is presented in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio and the 1080P (non-upscaled) transfer looks awesome. First thing you may notice is how clean and sharp the image on the screen is, allowing you to see every little detail and texture presented in each character, environment, vehicle, weapon, and etc. As for any film grain or artifacts in the movie, I didn’t not notice any at all. As for color details everything looked gorgeous and very bold and vibrant. Explosions and Laser Blasts just pop off the screen. Character flesh tones looked spot on and not oversaturated. Black Levels looked deep and rich and didn’t effect shadow details.
Audio English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: 2.0 Descriptive Audio
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story audio is presented with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack, which is great, but wish they would decide to support some of the newer sound formats such as Dolby Atmos. Don’t get me wrong the DTS-HD Master Audio is still top notch and will definitely blow you away. The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack allows you to hear every little Environmental Sound Effect, Explosion, Blaster Fire, Dialog, Movie Score, and Etc with great balance. The surround sound will definitely give you the feeling like your right there in the movie. It was pretty impressive.
Subtitles English SDH, French, Spanish
Combo Pack Contents:
Discs Three-disc set
Two BD-50 Blu-ray Discs
iTunes digital copy
The version I am reviewing is just the standard Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Combo Pack (Blu-ray / DVD / HD Digital Copy) which is packaged in a typical Duel Disc Blu-ray Case. There are exclusive Blu-ray Sets of this movie available as well, from retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart, and Target which offer things such as Exclusive Packaging, Content, and a 3D Blu-ray Disc. Inside this Standard Set you will find the Movie on its on Blu-Ray Disc and the Bonus content on another Blu-ray Disc. They also include the Movie on a DVD as well. The HD Digital redemption Code can be used to download a iTunes copy of this movie.
First off you may notice there is no deleted scenes in the Bonus Content. Per Director Gareth Edwards, there are no worthwhile deleted scenes to include on the Home release of Rogue One. As for the Bonus content included, we wont spoil it for anyone and will just list whats has already been made public by Lucasfilm.
• A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
• Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
• Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
• K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
• Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
• Bodhi & Saw – The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
• The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time. • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.. • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
• Epilogue – The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
You can own a Digital Copy of Rogue One as we speak or wait for the physical Blu-ray & DVD Sets to hit retail stores April 4th 2017. I would like to thank Disney / Lucasfilm's PR Firm for sending us this copy of the movie to review. I would definitely recommend picking this movie up, you wont be disappointed.