A lot has happened today regarding the fast-approaching DVD and Blu-ray release of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2′. This is a pretty big post, packed full of information for all of you Twihards to make sure that you get the copy you want! Get ready to mark your calendars because today saw the announcement of the release dates for both the USA, and UK editions of the DVD. They are as follows:
USA – March 2nd
UK- March 11th
The Extended Edition of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will also be released in the USA on the 2nd March.
After weeks of rumoured release dates, we now have a definite date. Exciting stuff! The DVD plays host to a massive 3+ hours of Bonus and Behind-the-Scenes footage, along with audio commentary from director Bill Condon. Check out the newly-released trailer for the DVD here…
Official Press Release
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 Million Worldwide
Midnight Launch At Retail Events Nationwide Expected To Gather
Crowds Of Passionate Fans
LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2013) — 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 release.
With the release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2, whichhas 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 onBlu-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 2nd. Both releases will be available for pre-order on January 14th, 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
- Chapter 1: “Rebirth”
- Chapter 2: “Renesmee”
- Chapter 3: “The Cottage”
- Chapter 4: “The Gathering”
- Chapter 5: “The Field”
- Chapter 6: “The Battle”
- Chapter 7: “Forever”
- “Two Movies at Once” featurette
- “The Forgotten” Green Day music video
- “Jump to” features
- Audio commentary with director Bill Condon
Street Date: March 2nd, 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
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: 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
There are a bunch of different options when buying Breaking Dawn Part 2 on DVD, and here we have compiled a list of each option, along with where you can pre-order each edition with its special/exclusive features.
Here you can buy the generic DVD and Blu-ray, however they are also offering the option of the Walmart Exclusive Version - The two movie set (Breaking Dawn Part 1, Extended Edition and Breaking Dawn Part 2)
Target is offering an exclusive edition, here is the full details:
’52 minutes of content that you can get ONLY at Target, along with hours of additional behind the scenes special features.
In this bonus content, the cast discusses special vampire powers in TINGLES AND CHILLS, the Volturi in JUDGE, JURY & EXECUTIONER, and the new vampires in CARLISLE’S CONTACTS. Watch how Bella and Charlie’s relationship evolved in BEING CHARLIE SWAN and feel the excitement from the 2012 COMIC-CON and THE WORLD PREMIERE with the cast and fans!
Movie Synopsis & Disc Overview:In the final chapter of The Twilight Saga phenomenon, the birth of Bella and Edward’s child brings conflict between Bella and herlifelong friend Jacob, and an all-out war between the Cullens and the Volturi.DISC 1:Feature film with director commentary and JUMP TO featuresDISC 2:The cast and filmmakers take you behind the scenes in a 7-PART MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY and show you what it was like to shoot Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Part 2 back to back in TWO MOVIES AT ONCE.’
So there you have it! I hope this was helpful to those of you who were unsure what options were available to you!
Along with all of this exciting release information came a brand new, never-before-seen BTS image from the last movie which can be seen below.
Wow, a lot to take in. Hopefully this post was helpful though! Let us know what you think of the DVD and all of its special features, along with which edition you’re going to buy on March 2nd.