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Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD will feature deleted scenes, but no director's cut

When it arrives on DVD, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will offer deleted scenes but not an extended or "director's cut," J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly today.

Abrams, known for a distaste for director's cuts, guessed that the first cut of the film clocked in around 170 minutes. The theatrical run is 136 minutes, so there's potentially another half-an-hour of footage on the DVD, it just won't be presented in context with the rest of the film.

Earlier, Abrams said some deleted scenes involved Maz Kanata, the diminutive alien portrayed by Lupita Nyong'o. Some of the trailers released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the run-up to the film's December premiere featured footage that didn't make the final cut.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered Dec. 18 and in less than a month became the highest-grossing film in North American movie history, pulling in $764.4 million as of Jan. 6 to surpass 2009's Avatar.

If you've seen the movie a zillion times already and are still jonesing for more Star Wars, we have recommendations for a ton of novels and comics that round out the events of the seventh film.

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