“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One” – Extended Edition to come out on DVD

Summit Entertainment recently announced that they will be releasing an extended version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One on DVD and Blu-ray. According to articles on Yahoo! Movies and Page to Premiere, the extended version is going to have eight extra minutes of never-before-seen footage. This special edition DVD and Blu-ray is set to release on March 2, 2013!

Here is the official press release from Summit Entertainment:

NOW FEATURING EIGHT MINUTES OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE SELECTED BY THE DIRECTOR

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Extended Edititon
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013

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Santa Monica, CA (January 7, 2013) – Here is the chance to discover even more of the blockbuster film when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 “Extended Edition,” featuring eight minutes of never-before-seen footage, debuts only on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (plus Digital Copy and UV) and Digital Download on Saturday March 2nd from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Now with eight minutes of new and extended scenes added back into the film by Director Bill Condon, along with his optional audio commentary, fans can delve deeper into the epic series they adore. Experience the timeless romance and drama in a whole new way when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition, featuring the original theatrical version and the all-new extended edition with optional audio commentary from the director, arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and $22.98, respectively.

“As Twilight series devotees know, there was a lot of ground to cover in adapting Breaking Dawn to the screen,” said Condon. “Between the wedding, the honeymoon, the birth, and everything in between, naturally there were things that didn’t make it into our final cut. But I wanted to make sure that for all the Twihards out there, there was a chance to see some of these cut scenes – several of which are fan favorites from the book.”

The Twilight Saga has held its spot as the top-selling home entertainment franchise since 2008 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 took in $281.3 million in domestic box office sales after its release on November 18, 2011. The worldwide phenomenon continues to ignite a huge following of passionate and loyal fans that have driven the success of the Saga from the beginning.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition now featuring additional footage, presents the marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child that brings unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella and Edward and those they love, including new complications with werewolf Jacob Black.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Street Date: March 2nd, 2013
Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Special Edition
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Drama; Romance
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Feature Running Time: 124 minutes
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 7.1 DTS HD-MA, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Watch the official announcement video here. Will you be purchasing this special extended edition? What scenes do you think will be included in the new footage? What scenes do you want to see included in the new footage? Here is a look at the cover for the DVD and Blu-ray:

Breaking Dawn Part One - Extended Edition DVD cover

Sources: Yahoo! Movies and Page to Premiere

“Entertainment Weekly” – Fall Movie Preview

Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall Movie Preview edition of the magazine will be on newsstands this Friday and EW recently revealed the cover and a sneak peek of what is going to be this edition. The cover has an image of Edward and Bella Cullen as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two is one of the most anticipated films coming out this fall; not to mention it is also the final Twilight Saga film.

As most people know, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are going through some relationship troubles after Stewart revealed she had been cheating on Pattinson. In this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly, director Bill Condon commented on Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship:

“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”

Other interviews and films that are going to be talked about in this issue:

  • In the Wachowskis’ first print interview in about a decade, they discuss how they came to work with Tom Tykwer — and to co-direct Cloud Atlas as a trio. “We wrote every line together. We planned the shoot together, did the schedule together, and cut every single frame together. And whenever we could shoot together, we did,” says Lana Wachowski. They also discussed what it was like to work as Andy and Lana instead of Andy and Larry. “We’re brother and sister,” says Andy. “I mean, it’s different in the way people perceive it. But the set is our set, and we run it like we always run it.”
  • Lincoln director Steven Spielberg dismisses reports that Daniel Day-Lewis dug so deeply into character while playing the title role that he didn’t acknowledge the modern world. “Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” says Spielberg, though he admits he did refer to the actor as “Mr. President” on set. “I was calling [all] the actors by their character names.”
  • Ben Affleck talks about the shaggy haircut he sported in the 1970s-era real-life drama Argo, which he also directed: “That was one of those things where the leader has to go first. If I’m going to ask other people to have really humiliating ’70s hair, I had to be the first one. It was pretty chic, but I couldn’t wait to cut it off.”

Be sure to go to your local newsstand and pick of a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly to learn more about the upcoming fall films!

 

Source: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/07/this-weeks-cover-twilight-exclusive-director-bill-condon-on-the-scandal-plus-fall-movie-preview/

Exclusive New Photo – “Breaking Dawn – Part Two”

Entertainment Weekly recently released an exclusive new photo from Breaking Dawn – Part Two. The fall movie preview edition of the magazine is going to hit newsstands this Friday and of course there is going to be some Twilight involved as the final film of the franchise is going to be released November 16, 2012.

What do you think of this new photo? Are you looking forward to Breaking Dawn – Part Two?

 

Source: http://www.ew.com/ew/movies/

“Breaking Dawn – Part Two” – New Character Posters

Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate have released twenty-three new character posters for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two. These posters give fans a first look at some of the new vampires that are going to be introduced in this final chapter of the Twilight Saga.

What do you think of these posters? Are you anxiously waiting for Breaking Dawn – Part Two to hit theaters?

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Sources: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20399642_20612602,00.html#21186973 and http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1673434/mediaindex?refine=poster

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” – 2013 Calendar

Some images of the 2013 Breaking Dawn calendar have been recently been released. Take a look at the images below and let me know what you think! Are you anxiously awaiting the release of The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn: Part Two?  Will you go out and buy this calendar once it is available?

I thought it might be fun to do a poll since I haven’t done one in a while. Which Twilight Saga book  is your favorite?

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