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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Behind The Scenes Videos, Featuring Harrison Ford’s Blaster Imitations

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to digital download on April 1 and to DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, but if you were at SXSW on Monday, you could have seen Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, a full-length documentary about the making of The Force Awakens.

The documentary is a special feature on the Blu-ray combo pack, and the video above (which contains a spoiler) shows off a little of what the documentary includes, like a tiny glimpse of John Boyega’s audition tape, as well as Gwendoline Christie — who will be (spoiler) coming back in Star Wars: Episode VIII — in her Captain Phasma armor (sans helmet).

And for those of us who love seeing Han Solo and Kylo Ren not get along, the video above touches on how they prepared for that gut-punch of a scene. Driver says all the hassle it took to fit him into the wardrobe got him worked up enough to play angry.

More importantly, at the 1:44 mark, we get to see Harrison Ford do one of his classic blaster imitations. Yes, Harrison Ford frequently voices the sound effect for his own blaster while the cameras are rolling. This is yet another way the new trilogy is similar to the first one:

I would watch a remastered version of every movie with Harrison Ford’s original blaster sound effects. Hell, add it to the prequels. Why not? Lucas already added a bunch of other sh*t anyway.

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