When it comes to massive Hollywood blockbusters, oftentimes the studio and the filmmakers want to keep some mystery to the magic. It’s no secret that a movie’s form can change drastically throughout production and post-production, and significant alterations can be made late in the game through reshoots and additional photography. But most of the time, everyone involved would like to keep that under wraps and simply present the finished film as-is.
That’s not the case with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which maybe didn’t go through significant alterations in post-production but did have its share of changes. The Blu-ray release of the film includes nearly 30 minutes of deleted scenes, including two entire sequences that were removed from the movie. They’re all laid bare on the home video release, complete with an introduction by writer/director Rian Johnson as well as optional audio commentary on each.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 27th, I’ve gone through all the deleted scenes to provide a bit of a rundown. Now it’s more fun to actually watch these rather than read about them, so my synopsis of each will be brief. This is more about whether these deleted scenes deserved to be removed, or if the film would’ve been better had they been left intact.
So with that, let’s dive into the Last Jedi deleted scenes.