Anthony Wonke’s 90-minute “Star Wars” documentary “The Director and the Jedi,” about the making of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” had its SXSW premiere over the weekend. According to Film School Rejects who was in attendance, it features a scene discussing a Russian bot attempt to influence the film with a social media campaign.
Filmmaker Rian Johnson said during a production meeting: “It’s amazing. There’s a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them.” So what were the bots doing? Seemingly demanding Lucasfilm and Disney keep Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux alive through all three films.
The documentary is part of the home video release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” which is now available on digital download, and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27th. Johnson has revealed on Twitter today that the film’s home video release includes a score-only digital version of the movie:
“If you buy the movie anywhere online (or the blu) you have access to a music only version of TLJ. 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. 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.”
Check out the trailer for the documentary below along with a clip which shows Mark Hamill on set with the Yoda puppet and the emotional reaction it had on him.
Mark Hamill getting emotional upon seeing yoda is precious pic.twitter.com/89vxVbn6v8
— Star Wars Legacy (@theswlegacy) March 12, 2018