Director Rian Johnson has took to Twitter to announce that the digital release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will feature a version of the movie featuring only the John Williams music score.
That's right! It means all the dialogue and sound effects have been removed, so you can watch with only the music playing.
In order to access the free John Williams version, download the Movies Anywhere app and link whatever account you used to purchase Star Wars: The Last Jedi to it.
Rian Johnson noted on Twitter the reason the John Williams music-only version wasn't released on Blu-Ray is because of data limits.
Here are the series of tweets:
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.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
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.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
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.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
There wasn’t room data-wise on the blu, and not all dig platforms have options for alt audio tracks, so this was the only way for everyone to have access to it.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018
(Or if not the only way, this was the solution Disney proposed and it seemed pretty workable)— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) March 13, 2018