I can only assume because of the current national crisis thanks to the Cornonavirus, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available in UHD on Vudu. As of this writing, Vudu and iTunes seem to be up right now. Movies Anywhere, Amazon, and Microsoft aren’t up yet to the best of my knowledge but I would imagine they will follow suit. However, I am hearing people are watching it on Amazon but I can’t confirm if that’s because of Movies Anywhere access or not. Also worth noting is that the release has no cut scenes but it does have a two hour long documentary and some additional special features.
Everyone should be doing their best to quarantine themselves and stop the spread of the virus. For Star Wars fans, you officially have no fucking excuse now! How are you going to watch it? Are you going to jump right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or doing the nine movie Skywalker Saga marathon?
Here’s some screenshots of the special features that are up right now:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once more to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Experience the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, in which new legends will be born–and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. WARNING: SOME FLASHING-LIGHTS SCENES IN THIS FILM MAY AFFECT PHOTOSENSITIVE VIEWERS
This is a really nice surprise and really cool of Lucasfilm to do right now. We were joking just last night they should release the rest of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, thanks to Corey’s thirst for the series. But this is up there and I’m excited to watch the entire Skywalker Saga at once. I think I might do it that way if I can wait.
Enjoy and stay healthy! I imagine the other vendors like Amazon will follow shortly if they haven’t already.