THE EPIC FINALE IN THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR WORLDWIDE FRANCHISE CELEBRATES ITS
ARRIVAL FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2 AVAILABLE SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 ON
BLU-RAY, DVD, VIDEO ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Theatrical Release Approaching $290 Million At Domestic Box Office And $822
Midnight Launch At Retail Events Nationwide Expected To Gather Crowds Of
"the best Twilight ever" - NBC-TV
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part
2, the final chapter of The Twilight Saga, will be released on Blu-ray Disc
(plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), 2-disc DVD (plus Digital Copy and
Ultraviolet), Video On Demand and Digital Download on Saturday, March 2, 2013
from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Both the Blu-ray Disc and
2-disc DVD will feature hours of extensive bonus materials. The weekend
street date allows for midnight events at retailers nationwide where eager
fans will be lining up in anticipation of the finale's home entertainment
With the release of Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which has taken in an incredible
$290 million in domestic box office so far, The Twilight Saga will become the
top-selling home entertainment franchise since 2009, having already sold over
50 million DVD and Blu-ray copies to date. Driven by an unbelievably
enthusiastic and loyal fan base, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series has sold
over 116 million copies worldwide while the global box office for the complete
film series stands at over $3.3 billion, with Part 2 achieving the highest
grosses of all with $821.8 million. In addition, the franchise now has eight
separate Facebook pages dedicated to its stories and characters totaling
nearly 80 million fans.
The Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD will include hours of bonus materials that are sure
to satisfy even the most dedicated fans. A seven-part making-of documentary
will provide an incredibly detailed behind-the-scenes look at how the finale
of this epic series came together, including Bella's transformation, a global
cast of vampires and the shocking climactic battle scene. The significant
challenges of shooting Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 back to back are
exposed in the feature, "Two Movies at Once." Viewers will also be able to
gain new insight into the making of the film with an audio commentary by
director Bill Condon. "Jump to" features allow fans to watch only their
favorite scenes in the film featuring Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. The
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 arrives on Blu-ray Disc and 2-disc DVD
for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $30.98, respectively. The
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition will also be
available on March 2(nd). Both releases will be available for pre-order on
January 14(th), 2013.
"The excitement of the worldwide sensation Twilight Saga's final chapter
culminates with a massive home entertainment release that will reach fans and
retailers nationwide," said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President &
General Manager, Home Entertainment. "The Twilight Saga has changed the way
studios and audiences look at the blockbuster, even altering how Hollywood
rolls out its films. Making the home entertainment release as much of an event
as the theatrical release, gives our passionate fans an opportunity to
celebrate this much-beloved film all over again."
In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the birth of Bella (Kristen
Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) child brings conflict between Bella
and her lifelong friend, Jacob (Taylor Lautner), and an all-out war between
the Cullens and the Volturi.
BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES(*)
-- "Forever: Filming Breaking Dawn Part 2" – Seven-part
"making of" documentary
o Chapter 1: "Rebirth"
o Chapter 2: "Renesmee"
o Chapter 3: "The Cottage"
o Chapter 4: "The Gathering"
o Chapter 5: "The Field"
o Chapter 6: "The Battle"
o Chapter 7: "Forever"
-- "Two Movies at Once" featurette
-- "The Forgotten" Green Day music video
-- "Jump to" features
-- Audio commentary with director Bill Condon
*** For the home entertainment trailer, please visit
www.breakingdawn-themovie.com. *** For artwork, please visit
PROGRAM INFORMATION Street Date: March 2(nd), 2013 Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyright: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 © 2012, Artwork
& Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights
Reserved. Type: Theatrical Release Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence
including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity Genre:
Vampire/Romance Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH DVD Closed Captioned:
English Subtitles: English and Spanish Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition
16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1) DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1) Feature Running
Time: 115 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
ABOUT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE(®)
company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing,
production and distribution studio. The company handles all aspects of
marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion
pictures as well as acquired pictures.
ABOUT LIONSGATE Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a
strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution,
television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family
entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international
distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in
production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and
syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently
has 23 shows on 16 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution
and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men,
the critically acclaimed series Weeds, Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger
Management, which has been picked up for another 90 episodes by FX, the
network series Nashville, picked up for a full season of 22 episodes by ABC,
the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the
Browns, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is
The New Black, an original series for Netflix.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the
blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, the 13(th)
highest-grossing domestic box office release of all time, The Twilight Saga
Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which has grossed more than $800 million at the
worldwide box office, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Possession, Sinister, The
Expendables 2, Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
and Arbitrage. With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the
Company has now added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which has grossed more
than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, to its current slate, giving
the Company the two premier young adult franchises in the world. Recent Summit
hits include Red, Letters to Juliet, Knowing and the Academy Award-winning
Best Picture, The Hurt Locker.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box
office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles
a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and
television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves
as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The
Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality
entertainment in markets around the world.
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