There's A Secret Version Of 'The Last Jedi' Fans Didn't Know They Needed
Here's how to get Rian Johnson's silent Star Wars film.
BY matt miller | Mar 16, 2018 | Film & TV
Though the Star Wars movies have been historically rocky in terms of quality, the one thing consistently amazing about all eight entries in the saga is John Williams's score. His music, first blasted through theaters with the Star Warstitle card in May 1977, has become one of the best-known scores in film history. Along with Fiddler on the Roof and Jaws, the Star Wars score was among Williams's earliest Academy Awards—the beginning of a career that has included 24 Grammys and 5 Oscars. His music is as iconic as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, the lightsaber, and the Millennium Falcon.
It's only fitting that Rian Johnson would make a cut of The Last Jedi that lets Williams's latest Star Wars score take the spotlight. The director announced on Twitter that the special new features of The Last Jedi DVD will include a version of the film with no dialogue, major special effects, or backgrounds. The only sounds will be John Williams' score.
The Last Jedi’s out today in the states for digital download, blu in two weeks. Of all the special features, my favorite one is kinda hidden, so wanted to call it out. If you buy the movie anywhere online (or the blu) you have access to a music only version of TLJ.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
"This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, fx or backgrounds," Johnson said in a tweet. “I really wanted to put this out, it’s really something to see John’s music play with the movie, like a silent film."
This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, fx 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.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
But it will take an extra step to access this version of the movie.
“The one hoop you have to jump through to get it,” he said, is to “get the [Disney] Movies Anywhere app and link whatever account you bought the movie with to it. It’s free, it works pretty painlessly. Kinda a pain I know, but I think it’s worth it to get this version.”
For anyone who loves Star Wars—but hates the dialogue and sound effects—it's absolutely worth the effort.
From: Esquire US