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
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.
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: