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The Host Coming Home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download


The Host Coming Home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download

‘The Host,’ the action-adventure romance film adaptation of The New York Times number one bestselling novel of the same name from ‘The Twilight Saga’ author Stephenie Meyer, is set to be released on home entertainment this summer. The movie will be released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on Digital on June 25, while the Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD and Digital, including UltraViolet, will hit stores on July 9.

The Blu-ray and DVD include the following features: deleted scenes; ‘BRINGING THE HOST TO LIFE,’ a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, featuring interviews with Meyer and stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel; and ‘SEEKER PSA,’ Feature Commentary with Author/Producer Stephenie Meyer, Screenwriter/Director Andrew Niccol and Producer Nick Wechsler.

‘The Host’ follows an unseen enemy that threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories. A young woman, Melanie Stryder (Ronan), is captured by invading aliens, who are led by The Seeker (Diane Kruger). They implant one of their kind in her brain, but Melanie’s spirit fights back, and the two souls wrestle for control of her body. Meanwhile, Melanie is caught between two suitors, Jared (Irons) and Ian (Abel). When Melanie starts remembering her human past after being captured by the alien race, she risks everything to protect those she cares about, including Jared and Ian, as well as her brother, Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Written by: Karen Benardello

The Host Coming Home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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