Music-only version of ‘The Last Jedi’ to be released

A silent movie-style Star Wars will feature on the film's home release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Blu-ray release will include a music-only version of the film, director Rian Johnson has confirmed.

Fans will finally be able to own the latest instalment of the huge franchise, with the home release coming April 9. The Blu-ray and digital package promises additional footage and deleted scenes – including one that sees Phasma in a dramatic showdown.

Posting on Twitter, Rian Johnson has now said that his favourite of the special features is “kinda hidden”. He then went on to reveal: “If you buy the movie anywhere online (or the blu) you have access to a music only version of TLJ.”

“This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, fx or backgrounds… just John [Williams’] score,” he added. “I really wanted to put this out, it’s really something to see John’s music play with the movie, like a silent film.”

Williams’ score was nominated for an Oscar, which ended up being awarded to Alexandre Desplat for his music in The Shape of Water.

Meanwhile, Johnson has confirmed on the home release’s commentary that Laura Dern said “pew” every time she fired her blaster while filming. The actress revealed last year that she made the sound due to the pure excitement of being in the sci-fi epic.

“You can see Laura Dern say ‘pew’ when she fires the gun, which she could never not do every time she shot it,” Johnson says.