Blu-Ray Combo Pack with DVD Release and Digital Download Date Set for THE HOST

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The Host, starring Saoirse Ronan as a girl taken over by a parasitic alien, is making its way to Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download this summer. You can nab the hard copies on July 9th or you can download the movie on June 25th.

FROM STEPHENIE MEYER, AUTHOR OF THE “TWILIGHT SAGA”

The Host

BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL JUNE 25, 2013

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH DVD AND ULTRAVIOLET™

JULY 9, 2013 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“IF YOU LOVE TWILIGHT, THE HOST WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!”
-BILL ZWECKER, FOX-TV

Universal City, California, May 7, 2013 – Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic love story 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 June 25, 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 Truman Show, 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 to watch The Host anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray™ disc, a DVD and Digital Copy including Ultraviolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

· Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

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

· Digital including UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Now available in both the United States and Canada.

· Also includes an additional choice of digital formats from 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 TO LIFE: 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.

Jess Orso
Written by Jess Orso

Jess is the Managing Editor and Southern Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com

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