Extended Version of Breaking Dawn Part 1 Announced!



 From Yahoo!Movies:  Here is the chance to discover even more of the blockbuster film when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition, featuring eight minutes of never-before-seen footage, debuts only on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (plus Digital Copy and UV) and Digital Download on Saturday March 2nd from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company.   Now with eight minutes of new and extended scenes added back into the film by Director Bill Condon, along with his optional audio commentary, fans can delve deeper into the epic series they adore.Experience the timeless romance and drama in a whole new way when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition, featuring the original theatrical version and the all-new extended edition with optional audio commentary from the director, arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and $22.98, respectively.  

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

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition now featuring additional footage, presents the marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child that brings unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella and Edward and those they love, including new complications with werewolf Jacob Black.


  1. this is cool but when does the DVD of PT 2 get released???

  2. I have to pay 30 bucks for 8 minutes?!? Wow. Lame.

    • Agreed! I don’t want to buy another DVD of a movie I own already just for 8 minutes worth of new footage. Why couldn’t Summit make a collectors edition of BDP2 and have the new scenes on there? Along with bloopers from the whole series?
      I’ll just wait for someone to put the scenes online. 😛

    • I had a feeling when part 1 was released with no deleted scenes, that they were going to pull this crap…. I’m not wasting the money…. Youtube, here I come!

    • This is the big news? I’m with the others; this is pretty lame. A thinking person’s response to this sort of tactic would be to hold off purchasing BD2, just in case this sort of greed is pulled on us, again. Sorry, I’m a huge fan and have spent $1000’s on the franchise; this is the first time I am going to pass up an opportunity to indulge in my obsession, just a little bit more. The guy at the Burbank Con, a couple months ago, said that now that Lionsgate Films had purchased the franchise from Summit, they were not “done with Forks, just yet”….The 100’s of us in the auditorium were so excited at the possibilities, even if Mrs. Meyer didn’t want to continue writing, herself. This should have been added to the 5’th movie’s dvd, as an extra. My other Twimom friends and younger teen fan friends were hoping this “big news” would be a new novela or a smaller (non-blockbuster) flick about a supporting character(s) like Alice and Jasper or Dr. Cullen and Esme—a tv mini series or whatnot. I have 4 kids and am a stay-at-home mom, just like S.M., 8 minutes is not worth repurchasing a DVD I already own. Lame, Lionsgate.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Wow! Sounds wonderful! Will be added to my collection 🙂

  4. I don’t understand why this is getting mentioned now. The DVD has already been released. So now they are making us buy it all over again just for 8 minutes that they can put on Part 2’s DVD release. I agree with Angie… Lame!

  5. Summit BS. This should have been included on the first release.

    • My feelings exactly! There was no reason to exclude extras the first time around. =( The only thing that MIGHT induce me to buy it again would be an added commentary from Rob and Kristen. Otherwise, I would much rather they include this extended version on the BD2 DVD (as rumored) and just pay a bit more for it.

  6. Jazz Girl says:

    One more show from Summitt/Lionsgate that they don’t give a damn about the fans, only the fans’ money. They could add the 8 minutes and other additions to the BD2 release VERY easily. Hell, anyone who’s paid attention knows damn well they have every intention of releasing an extended director’s cut of both films likely together. They could wait to do that. But, no. They know that we want those missing scenes. They are the ones that they cut out of the film even knowing how badly we wanted them. They could have easily put the removed scenes on the original DVD release. But, this is just one more way for them to get our money, to ride their cash cow just a little further and a little harder before it’s finally put out of it’s misery. And, me?? I’m just as big a part of the problem. Because I will go and I will buy it. Because I love The Saga.

    • Jazz… Summit/Lionsgate is a business and as a business they need to make money. Rereleasing older versions of films with added/bonus material is a common practice to help extend the longevity of a product. If anyone’s to blame, it would be Disney, of whom realized that they could extend the life of their various animated movies by releasing updated versions of them every few years. I think I own at least two versions of “The Lion King” as well as Beauty and the Beast. Again, these production companies aren’t a charity service, and I think they’ve done more for fans than most any other production company has. Be grateful you’re getting those deleted scenes.

      Warner/ New Line did this with Lord of the Rings. I have the extended DVD and Blu-Rays, and the newly released HD Itunes versions. 🙂

      Could Summit had released an extended version right after the home release of BD? Maybe… maybe not. In most cases the deleted scenes were never completed to their fullest, and thusly would have had to been edited, cleaned, and then reincerted back into the original film. The film you purchased last Feb. is and will always be the preferred version, in Summit’s eyes at least.

      It took nearly 4 years for New Line to complete the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.

      I will probably just purchase the extended version via itunes for about $20 bucks. I’m watching most of my movies via Ipad now anyway.

      Will those extra 8 minutes add value, that will ultimately be up to us to decide.

      • Thank you…very concise, professional.

      • Joshua, they could have still provided a three disc version that we paid more for at the release of the film. Yes, Summit is a business, but businesses that screw over their clienteles don’t usually fare too well. I have been furious with every film company that has done something like this (although I’m a Star Wars fan I have yet to buy the 6 disc blu ray with all the extra footage for this very reason). It is nothing but straight out greed and I don’t like rewarding that.

        • This has nothing to do with greed, and you are not being screwed. If you don’t want to purchase the extended edition, you simply don’t have to. We are in the business to make money, and as a screenwriter/ novelist I fully support good decisions that allow a company to make more money off a product they are selling.

          As I’ve mentioned above, the material they are adding, had to be properly edited, timing of the film had to be tweaked, and all of that costs money. Could they have rushed it with the original release… possibly, but if I remember correctly, early interviews with Bill Condon, revealed that at that time Summit had no desire to create an extended edition. Seeing the devotion of the fans, might have changed their minds.

          Why didn’t they just add it with the original movie release?

          A. BD Part 1 came out mid Nov. 2011. It was released for home in only a 3 mo cycle. BD part 1 had a relatively short theater life. Most film makers I know are literally editing and tweaking their movies mere weeks before release. So my first answer to this is… They didn’t have time.

          B. While they could have just added it in the “Deleted Scenes” catagory, most of those things aren’t fully edited and contain unpolished dialogue, graphics, ect ect ect… To do it right, takes time and more importantly money.

          What would you rather have, no hope of ever seeing the missing scenes, or getting an extended edition later on?

          They don’t do this to get you for all they can get, they are simply offering a special for the devoted. I don’t know about you, but $20 – $30 dollars isn’t that much…

          In respect to Star Wars… Lucas doesn’t follow Disney’s routine of rejurgitating their franchises every few years. Each release of the Star Wars Saga came after new leap in tech. There was the original home release in the 80’s on VHS and limited releases via laserdisk. When Star Wars was upgraded with new visuals, in prep for the 1999 release of The Phantom Cheese… er Menace, they did another home release w/ the new enhancements. The next step was the DVD release once DVD’s became the norm. If you’re opting out of the Blu-Ray release, you sorely missing out, as the audio and visuals are massive improvements over the old stuff.

          Again folks, I fail to see why Summit finally giving you goodies that you never though you’d get, a bad thing.

          We don’t think twice in Super sizing our meals. We don’t think twice when we pay a little more for cable or our cell phone bills (when getting premium content). We don’t think twice for paying for extra DLC in video games.

          Is it honestly that horrid that we might have to fork over a little doe to get a bit more movie? I think not.

          • “… early interviews with Bill Condon, revealed that at that time Summit had no desire to create an extended edition. Seeing the devotion of the fans, might have changed their minds.”

            Sorry, but I don’t believe a word of that. They have had enough experience with Twilight fans to know that extras are something we love. They could not have failed to know, fourth movie into the franchise (especially considering how vocal Twilight fans can be) that the fans wanted those deleted scenes. That’s why they put the deleted scenes on the DVDs of the first three movies. Why stop doing that for number four? Did they really think the fans wouldn’t want them? Of course they didn’t think that. This was a deliberate plan to cash in as much as possible.

            I know it’s a business but, as a novelist myself, I’m sorry, I still find this nothing other than blatant greed and I believe it is unethical. They could have put these scenes out on the first release, just like they did for the other movies.

            And I didn’t think I’d never get them. As soon as I saw they weren’t on last year’s DVD, I was pretty sure this was exactly what Summit was planning. I had hoped they might do a big boxed set with the extras from both parts on the DVD for BD Pt 2 but, in the back of my mind, I thought it would probably go this way.

          • Yes, $20-$30 for 8 extra minutes is too much for those of us still unemployed or marginally employed. I will get the BD2 DVD, but not the expanded edition of BD1.

            From a business standpoint, these expanded versions to continue their money making life span is like novels being released with new covers. I don’t know how many duplicates paperback books I’ve ended up with due to different covers.

          • It isn’t unethical. It’s business. It’s always been a business. Summit/Gate might be a large corporation now, but they still have hundreds and hundreds of employees of whom all have to be paid. Much of the money they make from these films goes to their investors and into the acquisition of new scripts to be produced. The more money they make the better films they can produce. Summit, just like any other business, has to forecast itself for good years and bad years in order to keep from going bankrupt.

            In respect to the scenes in question? Would you like them better as a bunch of unedited and unpolished blips, or finished scenes instrapolated into the final product?

            Another thing to take into consideration is that BD Part 1’s DVD/ Blu-Ray release was rushed to make it available for the Feb. 16th release date. Many of the other films had two to three months more time between the film’s theatrical release and the home release. More time gives them more time to give extras.

            Also note, BD 1 & 2 also cost Summit a LOT more money than their previous outings. It makes good business sense to cut costs in some ways and generate funds in other ways.

            Again folks, I’m not saying that you should like it, and you are correct that they knew fans would like to see the such scenes (many were vocal about it right after its initial home release), but that doesn’t mean they are greedy nor that they are doing you wrong.

            The film you were eventually delivered was the “final” product. It was what was shown at the theaters in its entirety. This is the original film that Summit had intended on you seeing, so you got exactly what you paid for.

            You know what, I remember a day when you paid $15 to $20 dollars for a plain old crummy VHS tape, with NOTHING extra. You never got deleted scenes. You never got a “Making of” docu, unless there was a special on TV that you could either record or purchase later on. You got nothing but the movie.

            We’ve been spoiled by DVD/ Blu-Ray releases that often pack loads of extra goodies, but those things cost a lot of money.

            I’d rather see Summit do this, than see the fiasco that was New Moon and Eclipse of which had special editions exclusive to certain retailers. They waited a year and now they are releasing a new version.

            Again… you don’t agree… don’t buy it.

          • Sorry, Joshua, but it is unethical, as far as I’m concerned. I take it we have a different idea of what constitutes ethics. Just because a company is a business and a business needs to make money doesn’t mean everything’s acceptable so long as it makes them more money. I know they have a lot of employees to pay but it’s not like The Twilight Saga has just scraped through with a small profit. It’s made them a successful company on its own.

            And no, I won’t be buying it. Now, if it’s released with BD Pt 2, along with other extras, as I understand is the case, that is different, because there are a load of extras included on the DVD, of which that is a part, so I will be getting a lot of new stuff into the bargain. That seems a sensible way to do it, and was what I and many fans had hoped would be the case (that the deleted scenes would be included on a multidisc version of number 2). However, if this is the case, why release it first as a separate DVD?

            Because they’ll make more that way, I’d say.

    • exactly !!!

  7. I don’t know where u get that BD2 will be released February 16th? There has been no release date announced and since it is still showing in theaters, that date seems highly unlikely!

    • Several websites including, Amazon, Blu-Ray.com (just to name a few) are showing a Feb. 16th release date. A French store actually had a release date flyer with Blu-Ray features and extras… So the Feb. 16th home release date is likely.

      • Amazon is not showing any pre-orders available for BD2…UNOFFICIALLY…per The HDRoom.com….Summit will release BD2 on Saturday March 2…so fans can attended midnight release parties on Friday night. They have said more info will be available in the coming weeks…

        • Candie, this is off wikipedia

          The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, on February 16, 2013.

          • I just checked Amazon and it is showing a March 2, 2013 release date for BD2. There is also no mention of extended or deleted sceens, so we all know that means that they are going to do a second release of this with more “stuff” just like they are doing with BD1.

            Personally I think that they are going to do the same thing that Lord of the Rings did and release extended editions of all of the movies at a later time to keep the hipe going.

          • They already did that… extended all of them by something like an hour… but I don’t mind. And I’ll bide the time to secure the best deal possible 😀

  8. I’m glad we’re getting the release date for the extended cut of part 1,but I don’t see why they didn’t package both parts like the French version is being relased. Now we’ll have to wait three weeks apart,just to get the extended cut. It’ll be worth it though and I can’t wait to see the longer version of BD part 1.

  9. I heard that this is on the 3-disc edition of BDpart2?

  10. Omg, I hope this includes the scene when Jacob throws the doggy bowl at Rosalie’s head!

  11. I’m thinking I am going to buy BD2 on dvd used from family video for $9.95 when it comes out and wait a few years for the blue ray special edition whatever disc extra feature blah blah blah to come out instead. Heck… I might just wait for the box set I’m sure will come out eventually with all of the movies. Thank god for the internet, I’ll just check out the stuf I miss when someone posts it online! Sorry Summit, but we are in a recession for cryin out loud! lol

  12. I knew something like this would happen, which is why I didn’t purchase BD1 when it came out on dvd. However, I was expecting alot more and for it to be combined with BD2. I am very disappointed there wasn’t a Rob & Kristen commentary. These last installments were my favorites out of the whole series. It would have been nice to hear them on the last two. Hopefully, they decided to do the commentary for Part 2.

  13. Everyones right, $30 for 8 more minutes is ridiculous, but as I am an addicted Twihard, I will go out and buy it as soon as it is released! However, for everyone who is planning to watch the extras on YouTube, good luck but I don’t think they will be posted due to Lionsgate copyright issues!

  14. $30 more dollars for the same movie I have just for 8 more minutes, not cool Twilight people, don’t take advantage of your fans like that just to make more $$$, put it onto the Breaking Dawn 2 DVD or just post it oline as a Thank You for EVERYONE spending all there $ for the last 5 years making you all rich.

  15. I am disgusted by this. And they wonder why there’s such a problem with piracy!

  16. I’ll just look for in the movie store and rent it to see the 8 minutes.

  17. When does the whole collection of twilight coming out

  18. I am not planning on buying this 🙁 I would love to and I seriously wouldn’t care that its just for 8 minutes but right now I have absolutely no money! Why couldn’t they have just put it in the BDPT2 DVD !!!!????

  19. If you get the three disc edition of BD pt. 2 the extended edition pt. 1 is supposed to be on it. That’s what I’m gonna do…

  20. I am not at all excited about this. The reason I’m not excited about this is that I already spent thirty dollars for the first release of Breaking Dawn part 1. Now I want this Breaking Dawn part 1 version. If this continues, if they make different versions of each movie in the Twilight Saga I will become a Twilight fan without money. =(

  21. I have to agree with everyone, this is pretty lame. If they were able to put all the extras on the other 3 films, why not BD1? Makes me want to not buy BD2 because they will pull the same thing, but I know I’ll get it anyway.

    I haven’t decided if I’ll spend the $20.00, I guess I’ll have to see what the extra footage is.

  22. My Breaking Dawn Pt.1 Broke and I’m trying to figure out if this DVD would come with both the original and extended version… Does anyone know?

  23. This is just another way for Summit to get more money from fans.

  24. Look im 14 and sooo obessedwith this saga and i undestand where everyone is comong from saying its stupid and overpriced just for 8 minutes but im going to get it i own every dvd, book, most magizines, posters and other items. call me crazy i dont care but i think it would be worth getting it even though i already have the dvd. and i get that u probably think they are just trying to get more money but witout summit we wouldnt have these wonderful movies and if they went to another production company they would be diffrent and we probably wouldnt have the same directors and wonderful cast so for christs sakes stop saying that they are trying to get money out of us and stop complaining about it, if you want then get if you dont then dont i dont think anybody really cares.

    Sorry if i offened anyone i didnt mean to if i did.

  25. Translation of Bill Condon’s statement: Summit couldn’t handle the backlash from fans that resulted from releasing part 1 with no special features.

  26. I love The Twilight Saga, books and movies, but I will not buy Breaking Dawn 1 “with extended footage.” That’s crap. And come on, eight minutes? Maybe if it was like thirty minutes…but eight? No thank you.

  27. Buy or dont buy is the question…fork up the money or save your money…it’s really up to the person but what’s upsetting to some is that after what all fans had paid into the saga, it’s the least to include into the last dvd when it comes out…personally for me, i’ve already own a dvd copy of BD1, Eclipse, New Moon & Twilight and now awaiting for BD2 and whatever is included into this. I will be happy just to see the movie again in the comfort of my home & as often as i’m pleased…as for deleted or extended seens, they are just bonus for me if it comes with it or not. I will not be a less of a fan or a cool fan if i don’t buy all versions or extended versions that are release because to me the books is where my love for the story is and the movie version is satisfying my sight version of the story so I’ll be just happy for that…Life is too short, we might as well just enjoy the happiness that we currently have from these movies and be thankful that we do have it and could afford it.

  28. Yes, I’ve looked at the details of the upcoming BD Pt 2 DVD and blu ray and it confirms that the longer version of BD Pt 1 will be on the three disc version of the BD Pt 2 DVD and on the two disc version of the blu ray. Now that makes more sense. I will buy it as part of a set with other extras. I’m fine with that. Although, if they’re doing that, why release it separately a month before the DVD release?

    • That’s good to know. Now I’ll just have to get the three disc set that includes the extended cut of BD part 1,instead of waiting for the one coming out in March.

  29. Unless this comes in a special edition copy of BD2 then I won’t be rushing out to pre-order it.

    I’ve been an avid fan of the franchise since 2008 and couldn’t get my hands on merchandise quickly enough and this is the first time I’ve felt truly disappointed by the people running it. We forgave the lack of deleted/extended scenes on BD1, because we believed they’d be included on Pt 2.

    Yes, Lionsgate/Summit are a business, with an eye on profit margins and overheads and wages to pay. But come on, THIS? This is pure greed!
    Maybe there wasn’t time to get this on Pt1’s DVD release. But they sure as Hell could include it on Pt2.

    As a fan, I’ll buy it eventually, but it’ll be a few months down the line when online retailers are selling at £5.

  30. I’m just going to have my boyfriend buy it for me. Hassle free and my pocket still isn’t hurting.

  31. Does anyone know if this dvd will come with the extended and original version???

  32. Does this come with the original too?

  33. I can see half of you are pretty pissed, regarding the fact that it is only 8 minutes – not a ground-breaking extension. However, I don’t really mind personally. I’ve got two reasons for this: First – With Breaking Dawn, every minute counts for me, because it is pretty short; And, second – To be honest, to date I don’t have any of the DVDs in the Saga, because I thought there might be a special box-set released after the release of the last DVD, e.g. something like the leather-box New Moon released in the UK (< also my mum's idea). Seems I was right to do so. I can't wait for BD2 to be released, and to score the best deal possible. Although, I would much rather buy a box-set of all five without the special scenes than individual DVDs, because I don't really watch DVD extras anyway. But one thing I would really love would be a special DVD with two parts together in one 3-and-a-half-hour movie 😀 Now THAT would be awesome…

  34. This is why I didn’t rush out to buy the movie when Part 1 was initially released as home media, aside from being cheap and disappointed with the film. I was counting on (and expecting) Summit to do something like this, where they re-released the final movie with extra bonus features when Part 2 came out, and creating multiple box sets (such as both parts of BD with and without bonus material, all the movies, ect.).

  35. Alyssa Watson says:

    Those assholes. Thanks for releasing this after I already own a copy of this movie.

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