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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Host

May 7, 2013


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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(TM) Combo Pack with DVD and Digital including UltraViolet(TM) 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((TM)) Combo Pack allows fans to watch The Host anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray((TM)) disc, a DVD and Digital Copy including Ultraviolet(TM) for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

  • Blu-ray((TM))( )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((TM))( )is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet((TM) )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((TM)), computers and more.


  • 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.

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
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, Lizzy Bradford and Roger Schwartz
Director of Photography: Robert Bock
Production Designer: Andy Nicholson
Editor: Thomas J. Nordberg
Costume Designer: Erin Benach
Music by: Antonio Pinto

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: 2.40:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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