Rogue One is Available on Digital HD, and We Celebrated with a Twitter Battle! #TeamEmpire

Sunday night was a fun time over at the Comeau household.  If you were following us on Twitter, you already know why–it was the evening of our Rogue One Digital viewing event! Disney Home Entertainment sent us a package full of goodies to help us get our party started.

Rogue One Digital Viewing Party

Using our new Roku streaming stick, we were able to add Rogue One to our Disney Movies Anywhere collection and watch it on Digital HD along with other fans.  To add to the excitement, we participated in a Twitter party where the Rebel Alliance battled against the Galactic Empire.  We were on #TeamEmpire!

Enlist Now! #TeamEmpire

As you can imagine, there was plenty of banter, and the discussion covered everything from quotes to cupcakes.  Enthusiasm for their causes abounded on both sides, but if there was one thing #TeamEmpire and #TeamRebel agreed on, it was that K-2SO is pretty awesome:

 

They did such a good job with him–don’t you think?

Movies are always more fun when you can experience them with other fans, and our Twitter battle was the perfect way for everyone to connect while we watched Rogue One together.  It was every bit as fun to see it on Digital HD as it was in the theaters, and it’s so convenient to be able to watch it on any of my devices where and when ever I like.  Plus we still had access to some great bonus features:

  • 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

Good bonus features bring so much more value to owning a movie, and these did not disappoint.  If I had to pick a favorite, I’d go with “The Empire”…mostly because it features you-know-who, and to me, he is Star Wars.  Maybe Darth Vader shouldn’t give me warm fuzzy feelings, but

Oh, and you might be wondering who won the Twitter battle.  #TeamRebel triumphed this time, but you can’t say #TeamEmpire didn’t put up a good fight!

Rogue One: Team Empire

On the off chance you don’t know about the movie already, a little info on Rogue One:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened in US theaters on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One

I have been a Star Wars fan since I was a very little girl, and I’m always nervous when they come out with new movies, but Rogue One exceeded my expectations.  It answers some important questions from the original Star Wars movie, but it’s amazing all on its own.  If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t wait.  If you have seen it already, watch it again.  It only gets better!

Rogue One is available right now on Digital HD and will be coming out on Blu-ray April 4th.


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  1. My kids have seen this but i have not yet. Glad I can surprise them with this in their easter baskets.
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  2. We saw this in the movie theatres but it would be a good gift to get my husband so he can have all the bonus features! He’s a huge Star Wars fan 🙂
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  3. Oh! April 4th can’t come soon enough. This movie was so awesome! I am a Star Wars fan for life, so ya know, I’m a bit bias. 😉
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  4. I’ve been hearing some good things about this movie. I’m glad that it’s coming with some really nice special features!

  5. Debbie Welchert says:

    I only seen the original Star Wars movie many years ago and loved it. I watched the film clip above and this one looks really good too. I’ll have to watch it with my grandchildren.

  6. I am always on the lookout for Blu Ray copies of our favorite movies. It would be awesome to be able to watch Rogue One again (and the special features too) in the comfort of our home. Can’t wait for April 4th. 🙂

  7. Lisa Collins says:

    My son has been dying to see Rouge One! I’m surprising him with it and a movie night with his favorite snacks!

  8. Sandra Caballero says:

    I haven’t seen this movie. My husband is a fan of Star Wars.

  9. Amber Ludwig says:

    So fun!! Not gonna lie, Im not a fan and know nothing about Star Wars 😮 I know right?! Craziness!! But my stepfather is a huge fan and I know he’s so psyched about the new movies!

  10. Neely Moldovan says:

    My best friends little boy is obsessed with star wars! I never got into it

  11. With three boys in our home we are huge Star Wars fans! (even hubby too!)

  12. I have not seen this yet but I can’t wait to watch it on our next family movie night. My husband & I have shown our kids all the other Star Wars movies & we have been looking forward to this one.

  13. Myra rzepa says:

    Just watched this movie last weekend and it was by far my favorite star wars movie!

  14. Darcy Koch says:

    My grandson has been talking about this movie quite a lot. He actually has me interested in seeing it.

  15. Marti Tabora says:

    I just keep hearing about this movie, so I guess I’m just gonna watch and see how I like if for myself.

  16. I keep hearing so many amazing things about this movie. I guess the only way to find out for sure if we will love it, is to watch it for ourselves. Thank you for sharing.

  17. I cannot believe that this film is already available on digital HD. I need to add it to my own collection!

  18. Darcy Koch says:

    Star Wars is a very popular franchise. All 3 of my grandsons really like it. We have toys, clothing, and video games.

  19. Marti Tabora says:

    I just keep hearing about this movie, so I guess I’m just gonna watch and see how I like if for myself. I have a friend that would love it.

  20. I’d like to see this movie.

  21. Lesley F says:

    All the guys in my house are huge fans but have yet to see this

  22. My son’s household is a big Star Wars fan. They are so excited about this.

  23. Darcy Koch says:

    This is a DVD that would be well worth spending money on. Who isn’t a Star Wars fan?

  24. Marti Tabora says:

    I just keep hearing so much about this movie, so I guess I’m just gonna watch and see how I like if for myself.

  25. Thank you for explaining all the characters. I did not know all that.
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  26. Cynthia R says:

    What a great movie, it made me so sad though so many brave characters!

  27. My family loves Star Wars.

  28. I have not seen this one yet. I will get to see it soon. Thank you for the review.

  29. Allyson Becker says:

    The movie looks great. I wish I had seen it. But maybe soon!

  30. One of the characters my son likes is Jyn: The Rebel. He likes all the things she did in the movie.
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  31. Cynthia R says:

    This was definitely one of the better ones in the series. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  32. DENISE LOW says:

    I have not seen this but I am sure the grandkids have seen this.

  33. MaryAnn says:

    We are not big Star Wars fans around our house.

  34. Lula Ruger says:

    I have not seen it yet but i am looking forward to watching it

  35. MichelleS says:

    IT was a cute movie.

  36. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I’m all for anything that has to do with Star Wars. I didn’t know about this one, but now I have something to look forward to and will be watching soon

  37. accontests6 says:

    Loved this movie!

  38. Looking forward to seeing this with my son.
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  39. Darcy Koch says:

    My grandson will be happy to know this is now available. He is a big fan.

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