Disappointing news for fans of Star Wars Rebels, as it seems the complete first season of the Lucasfilm animated series won’t be receiving a Blu-ray release on these shores, meaning those of us in the UK (and Australia, for that matter) will have to make do with the DVD edition.
Via StarWars7News, here’s an email from Disney’s customer service team, confirming the news:
In response to your query regarding Star Wars Rebels S1 on Blu-ray, unfortunately Australia will not be releasing a Blu-ray version of this series, mainly for commercial reasons. Note: UK also are not releasing on Blu-ray, which ultimately impacts the Australian market.
Thanks again for your feedback.
Disney Australia/New Zealand Customer Service Team
Unfortunately, that means we’ll also miss out on two Blu-ray exclusive special features:
– Rebels Infiltrates Star Wars Celebration
– Season One shorts: ‘The Machine in the Ghost,’ ‘Art Attack,’ ‘Entanglement,’ ‘Property of Ezra Bridger’
The DVD comes with the following bonus features:
– Rebels Recon: 14 behind-the-scenes featurettes
– Star Wars Rebels – The Ultimate Guide [Season One Recap Special]
– Star Wars Rebels Season 2 – A Look Ahead
Were you planning on picking up Star Wars Rebels on Blu-ray, and will you be getting the DVD version instead? Let us know in the comments below…