Summit Entertainment has just announced The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be arriving on home video March 20, 2010. The release will feature a six part behind the scenes documentary, music videos, and an audio commentary by director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert.
What’s interesting about this announcement is back when the movie was getting ready to come out, director Chris Weitz told me he was going to include ten minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD/Blu-ray. If I was a betting man, I would wager Summit decided to hold the deleted scenes either for an eventual theatrical re-release, or for the ultimate box set that will be released after all the films have been made. After all, you need to offer the fans something they don’t already have and deleted scenes are a perfect way of doing that. Of course I don’t have any proof…but considering he said they’d be included, it makes a lot of sense. Hit the jump for high-resolution cover art of the Blu-ray and the press release:
The Sequel to the #1 selling DVD of 2009 arrives on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-Ray Featuring a Six-Part Behind the Scenes Documentary, Music Videos and More
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
Available March 20, 2010
Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2010- One of the most talked about films of 2009, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-ray on March 20, 2010 – a Saturday street date that will allow for fans across the nation to celebrate at retailer’s midnight release parties before taking home the film at 12:01 a.m.
Already a worldwide literary phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, a post modern Romeo and Juliet story filled with action, suspense and the supernatural, took in an estimated $300 million domestic at the theatrical box office and had the third largest opening weekend box office in movie history at $142 million.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Two-Disc Special Edition DVD has a suggested retail price of $32.99, while the Special Edition Blu-ray is set at $34.99. Both are packed with bonus features that are sure to please even the most-hard core fans, including a revealing Audio Commentary with Director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert; a riveting 6-part documentary that takes you behind the scenes; exclusive band rehearsal footage with Muse; and music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mute Math.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and Anna Kendrick. Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone and Kellan Lutz return to their roles in the Cullen family.
In the second chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in order to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she’s saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.
Audio Commentary by director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert
Six-Part Documentary takes you behind the scenes of the film
Rehearsal Footage with Muse, who is featured on the hit soundtrack
Three Music Videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mute Math
Street Date: March 20, 2010
Order Due Date: January 19, 2010
Pre-sell Date: January 26, 2010
Feature Run Time: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating (USA): PG-13
DVD SRP: $32.99
DVD Cat # / UPC: 66113353 / 025192058158
Blu-Ray SRP: $34.99
Blu-Ray Cat # / UPC: 66113354 / 025192058165
DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1; English Dolby Surround 2.0; Español Dolby Digital 5.1
Blu-Ray Audio: English DTS -HD Master Audio / English Dolby Surround 2.0 / Español Dolby Digital 5
DVD/BD Subtitles: English SDH & Español Subtitles
DVD/BD Aspect Ratio: 16×9 (2:40) Letterbox
About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.