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The Host invades Blu-ray and DVD in July

By Patrick Luce May 8, 2013, 18:03 GMT

From Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga, the epic love story 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.

Based on Meyer’s New York Times #1 bestselling novel, The Host stars 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). 

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) include:

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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.

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Diane Kruger Biography - - Diane Kruger Movies -
Max Irons Biography - - Max Irons Movies - Saoirse Ronan Biography - - Saoirse Ronan Movies -
Stephenie Meyer Biography - - Stephenie Meyer Movies - William Hurt Biography - - William Hurt Movies -

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