To celebrate today’s arrival of The Rise of Skywalker on 4K Blu-ray, StarWars.com has released a set of three exclusive collectible covers that fans can print out and use to add a touch of uniqueness to their Blu-ray packaging. The designs (Rey and Kylo Ren squaring off on remnants of the Death Star II on Kef Bir, Kylo Ren with Vader’s helmet on snowy Kijimi, and the high octane action of the Pasaana Speeder chase) feature concept art from Adam Brockbank, Christian Alzmann, and Stephen Tappin.
Custom Blu-ray covers were also released for The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story during their home media debut. Check out the intro copied below and then head on over to the official site to print out your Episode IX covers today!
The raging seas of Kef Bir make an unforgettable backdrop for the final duel between Rey and Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a roiling ocean as turbulent as the pair perched on top of the Death Star debris.
As concept artist Adam Brockbank sat down to capture the moment during pre-production, he and other artists collaborated to strike a balance between the unforgiving organic environment and the unmistakable metallic struts of the moon-sized Imperial battle station, he says. “The main challenge with Kef Bir — we just called it the ‘sea planet’ at the time! — was one of scale,” Brockbank says. “How to integrate the rusting ruins of a Death Star, which we know is the size of a small moon, into a raging sea with giant waves, in a way that was so convincing that you wouldn’t give it a second thought?”
With the production working on deadline, Brockbank collaborated with art director Petra Balough, who was helping to create the practical set pieces for the scene, and further cement the look and feel of the moment. “Sometimes a concept illustration is about how to frame a scene, sometimes about establishing a design or idea with clarity,” Brockbank says. “This illustration fell somewhere between the two…What it does establish is the tremendous dramatic potential of the breaking waves and the surf spray, which echo the inner tumult of our protagonists.”
As we celebrate the release of the 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ editions of the final film in the Skywalker saga today, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, StarWars.com is thrilled to offer three free, exclusive printable insert covers featuring concept art from Adam Brockbank, Christian Alzmann, and Stephen Tappin.