All the Details on ‘The Host’ DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital Download

The Host DVD

All of the official press releases about The Host hitting the home video circuit have been released.  If you just want the digital download of the film, you will be able to get it first on June 25, 2013.  The DVD and Blu-Ray are hitting the shelves on July 9, 2013.

The special features will include a commentary with Stephenie Meyer, Andrew Niccol, and Nick Wechsler. Anyone bummed there isn’t a commentary by Jake Abel and Max Irons?  Bringing The Host to Life, which is a behind the scenes look at the filmmaking process, will also be on it.  And of course there will be deleted scenes, and I am hoping for more than two or three considering all the things we have seen in the trailers, featurettes, etc. that were not in the film.

Below is the official press release:

Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel,world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic lovestory starring Academy Award®nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Oscar® winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, A History of Violence). The Host will be available to own on Digital on June25, 2013 as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD and Digital including UltraViolet™ on July 9, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans’ bodies and erasing their minds, Melanie Stryder (Ronan) risks everything to protect the people she cares about most, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Directed and adapted by Oscar® winner Andrew Niccol (The TrumanShow, In Time) and co-starring Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven), Chandler Canterbury (Knowing, Repo Man) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four, The Lovely Bones), this modern romance is… “Wildly entertaining! Full of love, thrills and romance!” (Manny Dela Rosa, NBC-TV).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows fans towatch The Host anytime,anywhere on the platform of their choice.  It includes a Blu-raydisc, a DVD and Digital Copy including Ultraviolet™ for theultimate, complete viewing experience.

·       Blu-raydisc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watchmovies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

·       DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playingthe movie in more places, both at home and while away.

·       Digital including UltraVioletis a revolutionary new way for fans to collecttheir movies and TV shows in the cloud.  UltraViolet™ letsconsumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers andTVs.  Now available in both the United States and Canada.

·       Also includes an additional choice of digital formatsfrom a variety of partners, including options to watch on iPhone®,iPad®, Android, computers and more.

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

·       DELETED SCENES

·       BRINGING THE HOST TOLIFE: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, featuring interviews with Stephenie Meyer, Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel.

·       SEEKER PSA: Feature Commentary with Author/Producer Stephenie Meyer, Screenwriter/Director Andrew Niccol, and Producer Nick Wechsler.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, DianeKruger, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt

Directed by: AndrewNiccol

Based Off Novel by:Stephenie Meyer

Screenplay by:Andrew Niccol

Executive Producers:Ray Angelic, Claudia Bluemhuber, Marc Butan, Uwe Feuersenger, Bill Johnson, John Brooks Klingenbeck and Jim Seibel

Producers: Stephenie Meyer, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz and Nick Wechsler

Co-Producer: Jamie Audia, LizzyBradford and Roger Schwartz

Director of Photography: Robert Bock

Production Designer: Andy Nicholson

Editor: Thomas J. Nordberg

Costume Designer: Erin Benach

Music by: Antonio Pinto

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK:

Street Date: July 9, 2013

Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  61123848

Running time:  2 Hour,6 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1Widescreen

Rating:  Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence

Languages/Subtitles:  EnglishSDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HDMaster Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  July 9, 2013

Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 61123838

Running time: 2 Hour, 6 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating:  Rated PG-13for some sensuality and violence

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1

Source: The Host Facebook Page, Hypable

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