January 8th, 2013 / 18 Comments


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*shakes head* seriously a Breaking Dawn Part 1 Extended Edition DVD/Blu-ray?? Couldn’t they have just put the extra 8 minutes on the BD Pt2 release? Still milking it for all it’s worth & beyond – why am I not surprised when it comes to this lot. Anyways here’s the press release via Yahoo! Movies for those that are interested. There’s also an ‘announcement’ video which I’ve included after the cut as it autoplays.

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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

And For The First Time Ever, Marvel Launches An All-New Second Screen App
That Provides Fans With Unprecedented Access To Exclusive Content

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

Nothing about an Australian release yet but we’ll let you know if this changes.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    Isn’t there a law about ripping people off? It hasn’t even been 12 months since they released BDPt 1 DVD – it was Valentine’s Day wasn’t it.

    As appalling as this is, I wish I could say I was surprised. That 8 mins could have been put on last year’s release.

    The only thing about “forever” that I can relate to this franchise is the milking of its fans. It ain’t ever going to stop.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    Oh well the movie hasn’t made much money so I guess this will help…..*snickerswithsarcasm*

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    OMG – This is for Part 1??? The bloody bastards

  • Elaine
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    If they could add more then why couldn’t they have had Rob commentary also – just saying 🙁 I like the added little extra that he provides.

  • Val
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    Even I (die hard twihard that i am) have to agree this is outrageous. It’s like….oopsy, we forgot this bit! You gotta pay twice as much to get 8minutes more, knowing all the fans already bought the deluxe bloody blu-ray etc. Onya Summit. *shakes head*

  • Maria
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    @Val as cynical as I sound – they are going to milk this for years. For the BDPt2 – then the boxed set of all the movies, then the deluxe box set, then the directors cut boxed set. You watch. And I sarcastically tweeted the other day whether you get a set of steak knives with the French version. I just think it’s outrageous.

    I guess when they said “forever” they weren’t kidding.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    @Elaine – forever isn’t over yet … that will probably be released in 2016

  • Sue
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    When I first read this, I thought immediately of Cronenberg’s comments re if there are deleted scenes, they’re usually deleted for a reason. (I’m sure Summit couldn’t agree more, it’s just a different reason.)

    Of course, I’m the first to admit they’ll be getting my money when the time comes , ‘coz
    I won’t be able to resist …… but you already knew that!

  • Sue
    Posted on January 08, 2013

    LOL @Maria re the set of steak knives…… damn, I just bought some before Xmas. Clearly I should have waited!

  • Maria
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    Clearly @Sue

    *Waves to Lynda* – yes Lynda I know they aren’t forcing me to buy – just like noone is forcing you to stalk our website and only comment when I say something anti-Twi. Still ain’t approving your comment.

  • Leah Sweeney
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    Is this available for pre-order from amazon?

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    No pre-order links at the minute Leah, but won’t be too far away I expect.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    Oh @Lynda – really they have freedom of speech in England? Say it ain’t so.

    “Yes I know you only approve comments that praise everything you say, your not interested in anybody making comments that are opposed to what you say about Twi. In England we have free speach and forums have comments both positive and negative. I love your website but I aren’t going to just say yes I agree to everything, I am only going to comment when I don’t. My last comment wasn’t offensive in any way, I was just pointing out that nobody is forced into buying dvds etc”

    “Yes I know you only approve comments that praise everything you say” – wow stop it – you’re giving me a God complex *blushes*.

    You are so entertaining – tell me – how much do “coolhunters” get paid to come onto Rob sites that haven’t seen the “TWI” light? I’ve copied and pasted your comment so that others can see what a treasure you are. No doubt I will see your response in spam because yeah I’m still not approving you.

    “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use.” Søren Kierkegaard

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    Maria – I’m wondering if I should hold out for those steak knives that will probably come with the box set.
    Or maybe I can just wait for those 8 mins on YT. Yeah I’m good with that.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    So if i buy six copies does that mean i get six sets of steak knives? ;()

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    *nods* me too Vertigo re: YouTube. It’ll be on there – no doubt about it.

    You’re so right Maria, when they said ‘forever’ they really did mean it. They’ll be milking it for eternity.

  • Sue
    Posted on January 09, 2013

    So, without wanting to fuel the fire, I think it’s fair for me to add that there are ways of sharing one’s differing opinion respectfully when you’re on blog ……. but it helps to remember who runs the blog and be grateful for the time and effort they put into it …… or simply find somewhere else that’s more to your liking.

    Anyway, I loved that Kierkegaard quote, @Maria – I’ve spent the last hour googling him – quite a fascinating man from what I can gather. (And of course I had to google ‘coolhunters’ as well, as I had NO idea what they were/are!)

  • Trish
    Posted on January 10, 2013

    Ooooh, I love it when things get spicy! Maria, you go girl! – it’s your site (and Michelle & Co’s) so what you say goes, as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps that set of steak knives may find other uses…
    Exploitation is NOT cool – to say that exploitation sucks IS freedom of speech. Just sayin…

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