Summit Entertainment

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Available on Blu-Ray and DVD November 5, 2013

Timed to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’soriginal theatrical debut, fans are invited to relive the immortal love story with Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga, available as a 10-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) set and as a 12-disc DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) set debuting November 5, 2013 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Whether Team Edward or Team Jacob, the passion of Twilight fans hasn’t dissipated with the final film, continuing through fan fiction, pop culture and the constant engagement of over 166 million fans in Twilight’s online network. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga encompasses all five films, over 2 hours of brand new exclusive content and over 10 hours of every special feature ever created for the multi-billion dollar franchise. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is the ultimate collector’s set, an immersive experience for every Twilight fan to recapture and relive the most epic romance of the century.

The all-new material featured in this complete collection includes a cast retrospective with new interviews; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Character” which showcases previously unreleased behind-the-scenes moments on set; an exploration of the epic’s “Twilight FAN-omenon” and individually highlights Edward and Jacob’s stories in “Twilight Forever: Edward’s Saga” and “Twilight Forever: Jacob’s Saga.” These new features will be available alongside the over 10 hours of bonus material released via previous home entertainment editions that includes multi-part “making of” documentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews, deleted and extended scenes, photo galleries, red carpet footage, music videos and more.*

The deluxe packaging arrives in a double-sided box that highlights beloved characters, one side featuring Edward and Bella and the other side featuring Jacob; and the discs are held in a commemorative photo album highlighting the most iconic moments from the entire saga.

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Lions Gate Studio To Buy Summit Entertainment

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. plans to buy Summit Entertainment, producer of the “Twilight” film series, for roughly $400 million in equity, media reports said Sunday.
Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said Lions Gate LGF +0.60% has been in serious talks with privately held Summit for more than a month. The two are probably the most successful independent film studios in Hollywood, and a merger would solve a number of issues for them.
Summit’s network of foreign distributors could prove useful to Lions Gate. Meanwhile, Lions Gate is about to rev up a series of new films aimed at young adults, “The Hunger Games,” just as Summit is winding down its “Twilight” series. The last in the series, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” is scheduled for release Nov. 16.
The prospect of a deal first was reported by the Website Deadline.com on Saturday, which said that it consisted of $400 million in equity and an assumption of $300 million in debt. The Journal said, however, that Summit has $300 million in cash and $500 million in debt, and not all that debt would be assumed by Lions Gate.
Summit’s two chiefs, Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman, formerly vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, are expected to stay on and run the Summit operations for Lions Gate, the Journal said. But Deadline.com cites sources that say the pair could be gone as soon as the transition is complete.
Lions Gate has had its hand in a number of diverse film projects, including the successful “Saw” horror film series as well as “Crash,” the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award winner. It also produces a number of cable TV series, including the highly acclaimed “Mad Men” and “Weeds.”
In its short tenure as a high-profile independent film distributor, Summit has made a big splash through the “Twilight” series — which has raked in more than $2.3 billion in worldwide box-office receipts. But it also shocked Hollywood when its film “The Hurt Locker,” won the Oscar for best picture of 2008.