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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

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Overview

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
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Overview

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
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Special 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
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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2012
  • UPC: 025192134548
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,664

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristen Stewart Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner Jacob Black
Billy Burke Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone Jasper Hale
Ashley Greene Alice Cullen
Ty Olsson Phil
Michael Sheen Aro
Anna Kendrick Jessica Stanley
Sarah Clarke Renée Dwyer
Christian Camargo Eleazar Denali
Gil Birmingham Billy
Julia Jones Leah Clearwater
Boo Boo Stewart Seth Clearwater
Mía Maestro Carmen Denali
MyAnna Buring Tanya Denali
Maggie Grace Irina Denali
Casey LaBow Kate Denali
Kiowa Gordon Embry
Tyson Houseman Quil Ateara
Alex Rice Sue Clearwater
Christian Serratos Angela Weber
Justin Chon Eric Yorkie
Michael Welch Mike Newton
Christopher Heyerdahl Marcus
Jamie Campbell Bower Caius
Chaske Spencer Sam Uley
Bronson Pelletier Jared
Alex Meraz Paul
Tinsel Korey Emily
Tanaya Beatty Rachel
Angelo Renai Minister Webber
Sienna Joseph Claire
Carolina Virguez Kaure
Sebastiao Lemos Gustavo
Kimani Ray Smith Near-Miss Husband
Tora Hylands Near-Miss Wife
Mackenzie Foy Renesmee
Daniel Cudmore Felix
Charlie Bewley Demetri
Ali Faulkner Bianca
James Pizzinato Unsavory Person
Christian Sloan Unsavory Person
Ian Harmon Unsavory Person
Gabriel Carter Unsavory Person
Paul Becker Dancer
Paul Becker Dancer
Stephanie Moseley Dancer
Technical Credits
Bill Condon Director
Steve Aaron Sound Mixer
Michael Applebaum Camera Operator
Bill Bannerman Co-producer
Marty Bowen Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Method (CIS) Canada Animator
David Crone Camera Operator
Lorin Flemming Art Director
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Virginia Katz Editor
Barbara Kelly Associate Producer
Stephenie Meyer Producer
Greg Mooradian Executive Producer
Mark Morgan Executive Producer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Alexandra Patsavas Musical Direction/Supervision
David Poole Special Effects Supervisor
Carrie Richardson Production Manager
Melissa Rosenberg Screenwriter
Karen Rosenfelt Producer
Richard Sherman Production Designer
Tippett Studio Animator
Michael Wilkinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Debra Zane Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - part 1, Theatrical Movie
1. Checking for Cold Feet [8:08]
2. Something Old, Something Blue [3:13]
3. I Do [5:06]
4. Let's Start with Forever [4:32]
5. The Best Man [8:24]
6. I Can Use a Few Human Minutes [5:14]
7. Best Night of My Existence [6:32]
8. Check Mate [6:26]
9. That's Impossible [1:53]
10. You Get What You Always Wanted [6:21]
11. I am the Grandson of a Chief [8:23]
12. The Treaty is Void [5:25]
13. You Have Given Me No Choice [4:00]
14. Picture Me Like I Was [7:03]
15. Keep Your Heart Beating [7:31]
16. If You Kill Her, You Kill Me [8:01]
17. Awakening [5:18]
18. They Have Something I Want [5:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - part 1, Theatrical Movie
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Disc #2 -- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - part 1, Special Features
   Special Features
      Love, Death, Birth: Filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I 6-Part Documentary
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         A New Beginning
         The Wedding
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         The Pregnancy
         The Birth
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      Bella and Edward's Personal Wedding Video
      Jump To...
         Jump to... Edward
         Jump to... Jacob
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         English: Stereo 2.0
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         English SDH (For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
         Español
      Special Features
         Love, Death, Birth: Filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I 6-Part Documentary
            Play All
            A New Beginning
            The Wedding
            The Honeymoon
            The Wolf Pack
            The Pregnancy
            The Birth
         Jacob's Destiny
         Bella and Edward's Personal Wedding Video
         Jump To...
            Jump to... Edward
            Jump to... Jacob
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Loved this movie!

    For the people who hate it, think the acting is god aweful, can't wait til it's over, ect... Please DON"T WATCH!! For the rest of us, if you liked the prior Twilight movies you will love this one!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Since the first Twilight to the last is very captivating. The acting is wonderful. It is about time someone thought outside the box on how vampire should act. I have loved all the books and I love all the moives. And I can hardly wait for the last one.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    not highly

    as usual what a bunch of non talented overpayed horrible actors. again I bought all the books and all the dvd's hoping the movies would get better. what a waste, will give books and movies to library, better yet i may burn the books and break the dvd's. when are someone going to get thru to hollywood's head that these people can't act. see TL bomb of a movie and KS bomb of her last movie. anyone can get dressed up and look good if you have professonal people to help. (please put KS legs in the sun)with all the money you would think someone would advise them to get acting lessons. These 3 people need to look at other young Hollywood actors acting skills and try to improve themselves. I am suprised, and Bill, I thought he would do a better job. RP is still improving but as a englishmen show some emotions, like when you hang out with your friends, let those emotions carry over to your acting. can't wait for this to be over!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

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    A-Freakin-mazing

    i loved this movie it was absolutely incredible. i mean it hit every genre of movie you got the romance of course, the action, the suspense (if you haven't read the books *i have*),the thriller/gruesome scenes (child birth) and the shocking but wonderful cliff-hanging ending. When i say A-Freakin-mazing i mean A-Freakin-mazing!!!! i honestly hope you enjoy the movie cause it's worth buying i know i will!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    yay! can't wait...

    i loved the book series and have enjoyed the movies. the acting has gotten better in each movie. are they awesome actors and actresses...no but they have improved. I wasn't crazy of Kristen Stewart as Bella and she can come off as harsh (the character of Bella in the book is not at all) but I can look past that. the true fans have the idea of who should play whom in our minds and what should be in the movies. but like Harry Potter turning a book into a movie they usually get butchered and changed. But i think the screenwriters did very well in trying to keep the key parts from the book in the movie. This has been the best in the Twilight saga. I'm interested in seeing how Renesmee looks like as a baby and as she gets older. I hope that it is not too CGI looking. i have all the books, audiobooks, and movies thus far and enjoy all of them. Yes, the movies are sappy but these were meant for a Teen genre and girls for that matter. And there will always be haters. i choose to ignore them and continue to like the Twilight saga.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

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    this movie sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie is terrible from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

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    the lamest movie of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie seriously stinks this is easily one of the worst movies ever made if you hated the first 3 twilight movies youll hate the movie and book series even more with this pathetic movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

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    one of the worst movies ever made in movie history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie is one of the worst movies ever made i hate smeyer and i hate these twilight movies smeyer is the worst author on earth and this movie series is pure crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smeyer = the worst author on earth the twilight saga = the worst book and movie series ever made in book and movie history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Best of them yet!!!

    I loved the movie in the theater!!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    I think this was the second best to twilight. It beets eclipse and i love eclipse. I hope they put more on the Blue-ray even unrated would be awesome.

    I am looking forward to watching this with my three other twilight movies. It was the best, then twilight, eclipse and then new moon. i am looking forward to part two as well. If it is as good as the fight in eclipse but better, Breaking Dawn will be the absolute best.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    YESSSSSS

    I saw this in theaters and read the book.... i cant wait i am a TWILIGHT FAN... ITS A MUST SEE ....ALL OF THEM ARE
    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn part1, And part 2

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Amazing!

    Can't wait

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    Breaking Dawn Part 1 is awesome!!!

    I can't wait for it to come out! I can't wait to get it! If you haven't seen it you so should! Jacob is awesome in this movie when he stands up to sam! Oh yeah!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Love the movie, love the book. The Twilight Saga is the best ser

    Love the movie, love the book. The Twilight Saga is the best series ever. It has it all. I noticed people have been giving it one stars, mostly by people who have never even given it a chance and just wants to drop the rating. Very childish. Anyway, if you love romance, I would definitely recommend this book. Words cannot describe how much I love the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    great seller

    I recieved my item so quickly that I had to wait to leave feedback! I have had so much trouble with trusting sellers...So i really appreciate you being real and honest!!! Thanks!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I just ordered this movie, as I have read the entire series and LOVED IT !!! I also have the other DVD's. A book is always better than a movie, but to experience it on a screen brings it to life. For those that don't enjoy the series, then don't buy them. Evidently if your are buying the books and movies, something must have drawn you to them. So don't complain !! I wouldn't mind having Stephenie's paycheck !!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

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    Breaking Dawn is FINALLY here!

    The highly anticipated movie of the year is finally out on sale! Being able to relive the courage and the love again is a wonderful thing and the added bonus of the special features just add to the fun. The 6 part documentary of the film show all the behind the scenes action and what it takes to make a major film like this. I can't wait for part 2!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

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    the worst book/movie ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie and the the book itself are both stupid lame and yes boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Special Features

    Does anyone know if this includes the special features? I follow Breaking Dawn on Twitter and with the DVD, at least some of them, they have bonus/special features. They include like their wedding video, edwards fast forward, jacobs fast forward, jacobs "future", and other stuff...

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    haven't watched BD part 2 yet, but I can't wait! know it's going

    haven't watched BD part 2 yet, but I can't wait! know it's going to be awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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