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Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) can't seem to help being curious and attracted to her classmate Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). But as she begins to unravel his secrets, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious and dangerous world full of vampires and bloodthirsty assassins.
Why Is Twilight Rated PG-13?
Twilight is rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality.
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Forced to move to a new school mid-year is unsettling for Bella, although her new classmates warmly welcome her. Another group of students, however, remain on the fringes of the group. Two youth are sent to the hospital after a near fatal car accident. A group of beer-toting male teens surround a lone girl on a dark street and threaten her. A vampire bites the necks of his victims. Two men are chased, attacked and killed by vampires (deaths occur off-screen). The covered corpse of one victim is seen. A girl is injured by a glass shard in her leg and nearly killed during a brutal fight between two vampires. Bloody injuries are portrayed. Characters are thrown into mirrors, across a room and through windows during the brawl. One character is beheaded, dismembered and burned (without graphic detail). Illustrated depictions of death are seen in a book. Teens host a casino and gamble during a school dance. Characters are shown drinking or with beer cans on several occasions, including while cleaning a rifle. Girls make sexually-oriented comments about male anatomy. Other brief sexual innuendos are contained in the script. A girl wears a low cut dress with the intention of revealing her chest. Teens kiss passionately in a bedroom. Infrequent terms of Christian Deity are used.
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Lead actor Robert Pattinson is no stranger to celluloid worlds of supernatural beings, as he played the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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Release Date: 21 March 2009
Twilight arrives on DVD as a 2-disc set. Presented in widescreen, the movie offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include:
-Audio Commentary by director Catherine Hardwicke and stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
- Five extended and five deleted scenes (with director introductions).
- Three music videos (Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park).
- Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette.
- A seven-part documentary (The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen).
Twilight also releases on Blu-ray. The movie is presented in widescreen with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS-HD Master Audio (English), and subtitles in English and Spanish. This disc provides all of the above-mentioned extras, plus an interactive picture-in-picture feature.