'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST by

The final chapter in the 'Twilight' franchise will debut on Blu-ray in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' will hit Blu-ray on March 2.

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.

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 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.”

The Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy combo will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: "Forever: Filming Breaking Dawn Part 2" – Seven-part "making of" documentary; "Two Movies at Once" featurette; "The Forgotten" Green Day music video; "Jump to" features; and an audio commentary with director Bill Condon.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under March 2.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Blu-ray)
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