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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Kristen Stewart  Actor Robert Pattinson  Actor Taylor Lautner  Actor Billy Burke  Actor Peter Facinelli  Actor Elizabeth Reaser  Actor Kellan Lutz  Actor Nikki Reed  Actor Jackson Rathbone  Actor Ashley Greene  Actor Ty Olsson  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Violence,Brief Nudity,Adult Situations,Sexual Situations

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Theatrical Release Date: 2011 11 18 (USA)

UPC: 025192134555

Studio: Universal Studios Home Ent.

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Violence, Brief Nudity, Adult Situations, Sexual Situations]

Summary: In this installment of the "Twilight" saga, Bella (Kristen Stewart) becomes pregnant after marrying Edward (Robert Pattinson), which leads to a dangerous childbirth and a shocking realization for werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Category: Fantasy

Features: Go behind the scenes with a captivating 6-part making-of documentary, viewable in both standard and picture-in-picture modes; relive the memories with Edward & Bella's personal wedding video; get a glimpse into Jacob's destiny; watch your favorite scenes over and over with the interactive Jump To feature; plus an audio commentary with Director Bill Condon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 02/11/2012

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 2.40:1

Audio: DHMA, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 117 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish

Subtitles: Spanish

Region: Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)

Alaina O'Connor

In Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series, Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally made her choice between broody vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and hot-blooded werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Now fully committed to each other, Bella and Edward embark on a journey that leads them to exotic nuptials, an over-the-top wedding night, and the tumultuous birth of a vampire child in all its complicated glory. Bella and Edward have kept it pretty PG so far with heavy-petting sessions and syrupy love confessions, but in this film, the star-crossed couple go from lovelorn teenagers to saucy adults and take everything to the next level. Director Bill Condon and returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg waste no time building towards the wedding, giving us hints along the way that this couple may not necessarily live happily ever after. Breaking Dawn feels more mature than the previous Twilight films, as Condon brings a certain visual elegance that helps with some of the more-absurd elements of the story.

The opening moments of the film bring Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and their loved ones together for an über-romantic wedding and exotic Rio de Janeiro honeymoon, where the couple finally consummate their relationship. Unfortunately, their newfound marital bliss is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threaten to destroy their world. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arrival of their daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.

Where Eclipse raised the bar for the franchise with its polished action sequences and tight story, Breaking Dawn excels at examining the relationship between Edward and Bella. Even still, when the film shifts away from the duo to address other characters and exposition, the narrative goes flat and the ensemble's performances suffer as a result. Perhaps this is due in part to the source material -- Stephenie Meyer's prose relies heavily on sensory perception, which Condon has difficulty translating to screen; what you're left with is a stagnant story and wooden acting. To say that the infamous wedding-night scene and vampire-baby birth sequence are excessive is putting it mildly, and they both require some major suspension of disbelief. Considering that Breaking Dawn is the most-out-there novel in the series and is heavy on drama and very light on action, the film version would have benefited from Condon taking risks, pushing beyond the PG-13 rating and invoking a greater sense of urgency.

Breaking Dawn took a cue from the Harry Potter playbook and was split into two films, the second of which will be released in the fall of 2012. Fans of the novels will be pleasantly surprised at how beautifully Condon handles some of the more-delicate aspects of the story, and despite the fact that certain elements of the book get lost in translation, Breaking Dawn is a worthy addition to the Twilight franchise. ~ Alaina O'Connor, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Carter Burwell  Composer (Music Score) 
Bill Condon  Director 
Mark Morgan  Executive Producer 
Greg Mooradian  Executive Producer 
Guy Oseary  Executive Producer 
Melissa Rosenberg  Screenwriter 
Wyck Godfrey  Producer 
Karen Rosenfelt  Producer 
Marty Bowen  Executive Producer 
Stephenie Meyer  Producer 
Kristen Stewart  Actor 
Robert Pattinson  Actor 
Taylor Lautner  Actor 
Billy Burke  Actor 
Peter Facinelli  Actor 
Elizabeth Reaser  Actor 
Kellan Lutz  Actor 
Nikki Reed  Actor 
Jackson Rathbone  Actor 
Ashley Greene  Actor 
Michael Sheen  Actor 
Anna Kendrick  Actor 
Sarah Clarke  Actor 
Christian Camargo  Actor 
Gil Birmingham  Actor 
Julia Jones  Actor 
Boo Boo Stewart  Actor 
Mía Maestro  Actor 
Ty Olsson  Actor 
MyAnna Buring  Actor 
Maggie Grace  Actor 
Casey LaBow  Actor 
Kiowa Gordon  Actor 
Tyson Houseman  Actor 
Alex Rice  Actor 
Christian Serratos  Actor 
Justin Chon  Actor 
Michael Welch  Actor 
Christopher Heyerdahl  Actor 
Jamie Campbell Bower  Actor 
Chaske Spencer  Actor 
Bronson Pelletier  Actor 
Alex Meraz  Actor 
Tinsel Korey  Actor 
Tanaya Beatty  Actor 
Angelo Renai  Actor 
Sienna Joseph  Actor 
Carolina Virguez  Actor 
Sebastiao Lemos  Actor 
Kimani Ray Smith  Actor 
Tora Hylands  Actor 
Mackenzie Foy  Actor 
Daniel Cudmore  Actor 
Charlie Bewley  Actor 
Ali Faulkner  Actor 
James Pizzinato  Actor 
Christian Sloan  Actor 
Ian Harmon  Actor 
Gabriel Carter  Actor 
Paul Becker  Actor 
Stephanie Moseley  Actor 

Country: USA