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‘Breaking Dawn’ Returns With More Footage

7 Jan, 2013 By: Ashley Ratcliff

Fans of the “Twilight” franchise have another reason to swoon over the much-beloved romance fantasy films.

Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, March 2 is re-releasing the fourth installment in the series on home video with eight minutes of new and deleted scenes. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Extended Edition will be available on Blu-ray Disc ($29.99) and DVD ($22.98), both including a digital copy and UltraViolet.

The new footage also comes with optional commentary from director Bill Condon.

“As ‘Twilight’ series devotees know, there was a lot of ground to cover in adapting Breaking Dawn to the screen,” Condon said. “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.”

Breaking Dawn — Part 1 earned $281.3 million at the U.S. box office. The final installment of the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, which was released in theaters Nov. 16, 2012, grossed $289.1 million domestically.

The series stars Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as vampire Edward and Taylor Lautner as werewolf Jacob.

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