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THE HOST DVD and Blu-ray Release Date

Wednesday, May 8th, 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.


BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

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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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THE HOST Movie Review

Friday, March 29th, 2013




I guess there are reasons why I found this latest Stephanie Meyers release to be a sort of mixture between Gattaca and The Matrix. Firstly, let’s start with acclaimed Writer/Director, Andrew Niccol. This New Zealand native’s resume reads of human perfection flicks such as “The Truman Show,” “Gattaca” and “S1m0ne,” just to name a few. This certainly explains the profound underlying theme of “The Host.” Secondly Meyers, whom you may have come to know as the mastermind behind the “Twilight” saga – Breaking Dawn part 2, has gone on record stating that Niccol’s 1997 “Gattaca” was her favorite sci-fi movie because she loved that “it’s not about gadgets and lasers and fighting robots,” but “It’s about humanity, not how cool a space ship can be designed in CGI.” As she explained in the film’s production notes. With all that said, one can expect to be swept away in a futuristic world not unlike that of aliens vs. mankind and mankind’s relentless pursuit of perfection in a sorta’ “Twilight-saga” love triangle sorta’ way. Consequently, everything about this film feels too familiar to the point that it is at risk of boring audiences to tears (which it doesn’t necessarily do).

On the other hand, casting was sorta’ interesting with Saoirse Ronan (Hanna – 2011) [pronounced Seer-sha] playing the lead role as one of remaining human-beings leading the rebellion against alien occupiers. I can’t say I found her to be a perfect fit, but her talent really shows through, having to play somewhat of a cross-bred/hybrid being with two coexisting mindsets. Her talent allowed her to play the role quite well, but she probably wouldn’t have been my first choice for the part, considering the part seems to be more of a Milla Jovovitch, type. READ FULL THE HOST REVIEW >>

THE HOST Character Poster

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Here a character poster from THE HOST the highly anticipated film based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer.

Directed by Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, IN TIME), THE HOST stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES, ATONEMENT), Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD), Jake Abel (I AM NUMBER FOUR, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), Diane Kruger (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, UNKNOWN), William Hurt (INTO THE WILD, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) and Frances Fisher (TITANIC).

THE HOST will be in theaters everywhere March 29, 2013!



THE HOST Film Poster

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Here the one-sheet from THE HOST the highly anticipated film based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer.

THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

Directed by Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, IN TIME), THE HOST stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES, ATONEMENT), Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD), Jake Abel (I AM NUMBER FOUR, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), Diane Kruger (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, UNKNOWN), William Hurt (INTO THE WILD, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) and Frances Fisher (TITANIC).

THE HOST will be in theaters everywhere March 29, 2013!



Based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT SAGA author Stephenie Meyer, THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.