The Last Jedi is now available for digital download, and director Rian Johnson has included an innovative version of the film as a “kinda hidden” special feature for those who want to watch the eighth Star Wars episode on the small screen.
Renowned composer and conductor John Williams has been writing the score for the franchise since its inception, from those iconic notes played over the opening scroll of Star Wars: A New Hope to the theme for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Johnson wanted to shed new light on Williams’ contributions to these galaxies far, far away with a “music only” version of the film entirely free of witty banter and whooshing lightsabers.
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
Williams has a small collection of Grammys for his Star Wars work, including wins in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category for The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens.
The Last Jedi is available to purchase for digital viewing today (March 13) and On-Demand, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD March 27.