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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Home Release To Include Music-Only Version Of The Film



A digital download version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been released. One of its features is a music-only version of the film.

Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, said that the special feature is a wonderful treat for the fans of the franchise.

"This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, fx or backgrounds ... just John [Williams'] 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," said Johnson.

Williams' score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was nominated for an Oscar, but he lost to Alexandre Desplat's music for The Shape of Water.

Rian Johnson Saves General Hux

Johnson also made headlines this week after his conversation at a production meeting was shown in the 90-minute Star Wars documentary called The Director and the Jedi. In the clip, Johnson expressed his desire to make sure that General Hux will survive in the movies, and he did.

"It's amazing. There's a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them," said Johnson.

What Is 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' About?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in December. The movie centered on Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) encountering Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Rey's desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces forced Luke to make a tough decision that changed their lives forever.

Other cast members include John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, and more.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Differs From 'The Force Awakens'

Last year, Johnson explained how Star Wars: The Last Jedi differs from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

"It's the second movie in the trilogy, and I think we've been trained to expect it'll be a little darker. Obviously, it looks a little darker. For me, I loved the tone of the original films, which J.J. [Abrams] also captured in The Force Awakens. To me, first and foremost, we were trying to make it feel like a Star Wars movie. That means you have the intensity and you've got the opera," said Johnson.

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