Home Release Of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Has A Music-Only Version
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a music-only version with John Williams' score playing all throughout the film. Filmmaker Rian Johnson confirmed its release via social media on Wednesday.
It will be like watching a silent movie, according to Johnson, who announced the release of the music-only version on his Twitter. It will be the full film but the difference is there is no dialogue, backgrounds, or special effects. The pictures will be there but viewers will not hear anything else except for Williams' musical contribution to the 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," Johnson wrote.
However, only those who will purchase the disk or digital release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi can access the music-only verison, which the filmmaker described as his favorite "kinda hidden" special feature.
"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," the director announced.
There is also another catch. Fans who want to get their hands on the music-only version must sign up for the Movies Anywhere app, the Disney-backed digital movie aggregator. The upside is signing up does not cost a fee. Johnson acknowledged that it may seem like a hassle to some, but it would be worth it.
"The one hoop you have to jump through to get it: get the 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," Johnson added on Twitter.
Williams has been writing the score for the Star Wars franchise since its inception. He is responsible for the iconic opening scroll from Star Wars: A New Hope to the Han Solo spinoff film Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The renowned composer and conductor has won Grammy awards for his musical score on the franchise including a Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Empire Strikes Back.
The release of the music-only version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a fitting thank you for Williams, who has expressed his intention to retire following the release of Star Wars: Episode IX next year.