How to Watch the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogies Before ‘The Force Awakens’ Opens

Various digital platforms offer streaming bundles, but buying the series on Blu-ray is cheaper

Last Updated: December 9, 2015 @ 7:29 AM

If you’re among the few who haven’t seen any of the “Star Wars” movies, or just want to refresh your memory before seeing “The Force Awakens” next week, fear not — there are plenty of ways to watch the trilogies online.

iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and Amazon all offer the films and various packages which include special features, but for a price.

iTunes, for example, offers the entire Digital Movie Collection for $99.99 — that includes all six films in the franchise, as well as bonus content for each movie. Individually, they sell for $19.99 in both high and standard definition — the HD versions come with extras.

Comparably, Google Play offers the bundle for $89.99 in HD, which includes 72 extras. Individually, the films sell for $19.99 in HD.

Amazon Video is selling the Digital Movie Collection for $89.99, which offers over nine hours of bonus features including documentaries, trailers and deleted scenes. Similarly, you can purchase the individual movies in both HD and SD for $19.99.

You can also head over to Vudu to get the Digital Movie Collection for $99.99. Going onto the Star Wars website, you can click on the individual films and you will be given options to buy the DVD packs at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Target.

However, picking up the movies on Blu-ray can be cheaper than getting them online. At Walmart the two trilogies are bundled for $34.96 apiece, with individual copies selling for around $15. However, Walmart sells the complete bundle of six flicks with a few more features for $89.96 — comparable to that of Google Play and Amazon Video.

On Amazon, you can order each trilogy on disc for $34.99, a penny shy of the $35 needed to qualify for free shipping. So if they’re not going all in, it might just be cheaper for “Star Wars” fanatics to trek to the store for their galactic fix.