The first era of The Twilight Saga may be over on the big screen, but in terms of DVD, Blu-Ray and merchandise there’s plenty more road left.
Today Lionsgate announced that an extended edition of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 containing eight minutes of never-before-seen footage will debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on March 2.
Variety reports that deleted and extended scenes will be included as well as Bill Condon’s optional audio commentary.
Of the extended editions, Condon said:
“As Twilight series devotees know, there was a lot of ground to cover in adapting Breaking Dawn to the screen. 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.”
Along with the announcement, the studio also released a trailer which is linked below.
Lionsgate’s press release trills that Twilight has been the biggest selling home entertainment franchise since 2008. Impressively, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 took $712, 171,856 worldwide, with Breaking Dawn – Part 2 delivering a franchise worldwide best of $813,833,356.
Recent winner in three of Yahoo!Movies 2012 Ultimate Movie categories — Favorite Film, Kristen Stewart as Favorite Star of 2012, and fictional characters ‘Bella and Edward (Stewart and Robert Pattinson) won Favorite Onscreen Couple.