Breaking Dawn DVD Buyer’s Guide

The Breaking Dawn DVD is around in time for Valentine’s Day. In case you want to drop hints to your significant other as to what edition you want, the Twilight Examiner has a full rundown of who has what perk. The perks amount to special packaging, the content on the discs themselves is the same.

The Breaking Dawn – Part 1 DVD/Blu-ray release date is February 11th in the U.S.

Special features included on each of these include the following:

Audio Commentary with Director Bill Condon
“Edward Fast Forward” and “Jacob Fast Forward”
6-Part Making-of Documentary
Edward & Bella’s personal Wedding Video
Get a glimpse into “Jacob’s Destiny”

See more on the Twilight Examiner.

Breaking Dawn Sweepstakes Code Now Working

Yesterday we reported on a contest being run by Wal-mart and Summit to coincide with the DVD release of Breaking Dawn. There are several prizes including a trip to the Breaking Dawn 2 Premiere and a trip to Australia.

Now thanks to my high school Business Law teacher (sadly I can’t remember her name, but shout out to my alma mater OLMA in Syosset) I remembered that if you are running a sweepstake there is the all important “no purchase is necessary” clause. Whoever is running the contest has to give you a way to enter that doesn’t involve having to buy something.

Anyway, I scoped out where that info was, and I posted about it. It turned out there was a glitch. The email to obtain the free code wasn’t working. So long story short, we called Summit, they forwarded the problem and our weblink with your comments explaining what was wrong to the tech division of the company supervising the contest, and it is now fixed.

So go here to get your information on entering the contest.

Wal-mart Breaking Dawn Sweepstakes And How to Enter Without a Purchase!

So far out of the retailers Wal-mart is offering US fans the chance to win a trip to the US premiere, a trip to Australia(We love our Aussie fans, but we have no idea why Australia or what Australia has to do with Twilight), or a Bella’s Bracelet. After you pre-order your DVD you are emailed a special code within 72 hours. You then visit this site breakingdawnpremieresweepstakes, enter your code, and you are entered in the sweepstakes for the possible chance of winning the above prizes.

Now if you read the fine print on Walmart’s main site, you can discover that you don’t have to purchase anything to enter. (Thumbs up to US sweepstakes laws!)


After some clicking around the official rules(bottom of page scroll down), here is what we discovered: “D. FREE CODE REQUEST: To request a free Code via email, send an email during the Entry Period to (“Code Request”). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, or human error that may occur in the receipt or processing of such requests. Receipt of Code Requests will not be confirmed.” It’s ONE CODE (Either free or via preorder) per person. So don’t try to enter it a million times because they will void your entries! They further state:

A. Any attempt by any Entrant or any other person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, and logins or using any other methods will void that person’s Entries, and such person may be disqualified by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Automated means of entry and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited, and all such Entries will be void.

B. There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person and per email address during the Entry Period.

We also discovered that when we were reading the official rules, they mention Target. So, it’s possible that Target may also be promoting this contest or something similar at some point.

EDITED: We sent an email to summit regarding the email for the free code not working. As soon as we have more info we’ll let you know. Not sure if the error is on their end, a third-party vendor, or Wal-marts.

Edit 2: Just heard back from our usual Summit contact. It’s not their area, but they have forwarded our info regarding the problem to the guys in their home entertainment division who are involved in this area and they are looking into this right now.

Edit 3: The Summit guys worked on the problem yesterday and it is now supposedly fixed. I tried to send away for the code and so far the email has gone through (yesterday’s attempt bounced back almost immediately). So now. I’m just waiting for the code itself. Since the purchase interface for the code says it could take up to 72 hours, I’ll report back if I have my code by then.

Edit 4: I received my code via email roughly an hour after applying, well within the 72 hour time cited on their website.

Breaking Dawn DVD Coupon Offer & Pending Release Parties

Over at the Official Breaking Dawn movie website they are starting to enter info about the pending DVD release. You can see that they are planning on release parties, but no info yet on locations.

Remember, they have a DVD coupon offer (US residents) listed.


Step 1
Take a picture of your The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 movie ticket stub with your mobile phone.
To ensure proper validation, please click here for tips on taking a picture of your movie ticket stub.
Step 2
Text or email the image to Standard text message rates apply.
Step 3
Once your submission has been validated, you will receive a text message or email with a code and a website address. Standard text message rates apply.
Step 4
Using your browser, go to the website address contained in your text message or email, enter the code you received, choose Blu-ray® or DVD, and fill out the required information.
Step 5
Your certificate for $5.00 off of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Blu-ray® or $3.00 off the DVD will be mailed to your address.
Limited to one valid movie ticket submission. Maximum three tries to submit image. Codes Expire 4/30/12 at 11:59:59 PM PST. Valid in the US only. Not valid in Puerto Rico. Reward certificates expire 5/31/12 at 11:59:59 PM PST. While supplies last.

See the original here.

They are also working on a portal that lists the retailers and takes you right to their preorder screens (Note Target is not listed yet and they have the DVD version that includes movie flowers.)

From what we can tell, and we will update if this changes, the content on the DVD will be the same, but the packaging extras is where the differences lie. So far the two retailers with packaging specialties are Walmart and Target. Check out yesterday’s post to see what those extras are.

Breaking Dawn DVD’s Available for Pre-Order

Wal-mart and Target may have jumped the gun a little if only for the fact that we don’t have an official press release and the Target ordering info seems to have come down, but this is what we know:

Walmart and Target will both have an exclusive DVD that has unique packaging. Wal-mart will have a wedding dress motif DVD with a specialty photo and Target’s will feature prop flowers from the wedding. Wal-mart’s wedding dress option will sell for $22.96, they will also have a generic version for $19.96.

Wal-mart is currently citing a 2/11 ship date which would concur with the info that Hypable had about a month ago that Summit was targeting a Valentine’s Day release tie-in. It’s an interesting move in that it will take the movie out of theaters a solid month earlier than usual. One the other hand, once you’ve made 270 million in the domestic market it’s hard to argue that it needs to be in theaters longer.

The High Def Digest is also citing a combo pack “Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, but suggested list price is $33.99.”

Check out the product comparisons on Hypable. They items seem pretty similar on the content side. It’s the packaging and bonus materials like photos and flowers where there seem to be substantial differences.

Attention UK Fans A Breaking Dawn DVD Deal From Tesco

This Press Release from Tesco:

The wait is almost over and soon you will be able to take home the first part of the grand finale of the Twilight movie series. Due for release on March 12th 2012, you can now pre-order The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on DVD for £10 or Blu-ray for £15 at Tesco Entertainment Online.

Tesco Entertainment Online are also offering pre-order customers 10% off their order with their exclusive Breaking Dawn deal. To take advantage of this deal, simply add the DVD or Blu-ray to your basket and then enter the code EX10BD at check-out, but hurry as this outstanding offer is only available until midnight on December 31st or until 10,000 lucky Twilight fans snap it up.

Pre-order The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 from Tesco Entertainment Online and we promise you will receive your purchase on the day of release. In addition, as with all new DVD releases, your pre-order will be protected by our Pre-Order Price Promise. This guarantees that if the pre-order price differs from the price on the day of release, Tesco Entertainment Online customers will only ever pay the lower price.

Past generations may have idolised the romance of Romeo and Juliet, but now there’s a new contender for the greatest romance of all time in Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Edward and Bella finally make it official, getting married in a beautiful ceremony before jetting off on their honeymoon to a private island in Brazil. After consummating their marriage, Bella becomes pregnant with Edward’s offspring and the pair rush back to Forks.

As Bella’s pregnancy progresses, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary baby and werewolf friend Jacob Black and the Cullen family rally around the newlyweds. With the arrival of Edward and Bella’s daughter Renesmee, a chain of events is set in motion that could lead to all-out war.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was directed by Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon and features sterling performances from Kirstin Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Breaking Dawn on Blu-ray gets you closer to your favourite characters than ever through the power of stunning high-definition and there can be no greater gift for die-hard Twilight fans than getting up close and personal with Edward and Jacob.

On top of Breaking Dawn on DVD or Blu-ray, you can also bag yourself hundreds of hours’ worth of entertainment from Tesco Entertainment Online. With a huge selection of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, MP3s, and games, Tesco Entertainment Online is your one-stop shop for entertainment on the web.

Own Breaking Dawn Part 1 By Valentines Day?

Hypable is reporting that Breaking Dawn Part 1 may be released sooner than expected.  We gave you information about the DVD/Blu-ray release a few weeks ago, but now the word is that the release is being set for Feb 11, 2012 with special holiday packaging for Valentines day.  There is early artwork that is not the final version, but can give us a taste of what Summit is planning.

Thanks to Hypable for the information.


Breaking Dawn DVD Cover and Some Details Revealed

It’s still really early to be talking DVD, and these things and definitely change (remember Chris Weitz wanting to do DVD commentary with Rob and Kristen and their shooting schedules on other films not working out the way they planned). The DVD has no release date scheduled as of yet. If Summit follows the previous November released Twilight Saga movies pattern, the DVD would appear in mid March. Keep in mind this is just speculation on our part.

Here’s what Movie Web scooped out.

Special Features:

6-part Documentary (viewable in both standard and PIP modes)
Bella & Edward’s Personal Wedding Video
Becoming Jacob
Jump to…(character specific favorite scenes)
Audio Commentary with Bill Condon

Via Hypable