Yesterday myself and some other pretty amazing bloggers had a Rogue One Viewing Party over on Twitter! We gave away some great prizes and had a blast doing it – all thanks to Disney and Roku! We were given a digital code for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a Roku stick to watch it on – as well as some other amazing Star Wars goodies. I had seen the movie in theaters, but it is a great film and I had been dying to watch it again. I even made some cupcakes to enjoy while watching it! I hope you joined us – it was a blast!
I just need to come out and say it – the Roku is amazing. We have had Rokus for years now! We got one when it first came out – and now have upgraded to the sticks for all of our TVs in the house. Well, I shouldn’t say that because we don’t need one for our Roku TV which is in my office. Roku makes streaming ridiculously easy! Combine it with Disney Movies Anywhere and I have tons of Disney movies at my fingertips! I love Disney Movies Anywhere because when I add my Disney Movie Rewards points, if the movie included a digital copy, it gets added right to my DMA account. Only having to enter a code once saves a ton of time!
After the Twitter party ended, I didn’t want the fun to end – so I pulled up the bonus features. That is another thing I really love about Disney Movies Anywhere! The fact that you can watch the bonus features without getting the disc first. These special features were incredible. I have always been a sucker for the extras. I enjoy seeing what happened behind the scenes and learning more about the characters. My favorite special feature for Rogue One was K-2SO: The Droid. It was a ton of fun to watch, and I highly recommend at least checking that one out – although they are all amazing!
Bonus features include*:
- 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.
- Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.
Check out all my Rogue One interviews with the cast here:
- Gareth Edwards (Director)
- Riz Ahmed (Bodhi)
- Ben Mendelsohn (Krennic)
- Donnie Yen (Chirrut)
- Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso) & Alan Tudyk (K-2SO)
- Diego Luna (Cassian)
- Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso)
Rogue One will hit stores on Blu-ray & DVD on April 4th!
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