EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV CINEMA(TM) is giving Twilight fans an early gift for the holidays by providing them with the most comfortable seat in the house to experience one of 2010's hottest movies of the year.
Without any delays or having to wait in line, DIRECTV CINEMA will offer a midnight premiere of Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on Saturday, Dec. 4, which includes a bonus feature not available through any cable provider.
In addition to experiencing the continued love triangle between teen heartthrobs Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) and Kristen Stewart (Isabella Swan) in crystal-clear 1080p HD, DIRECTV customers will also have access to an exclusive bonus feature, "Preparing for Eclipse," a behind-the-scenes look at the Cullen family and what it took to prepare the characters for the filming of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
"DIRECTV CINEMA is providing customers with the ultimate way to experience the highly anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse -- instant availability, from the comfort of their own home and without having to wait in any lines," said Sarah Lyons, vice president, Upgrade Marketing.
"The extra bonus footage of their favorite vampire family, which can't be found through any cable provider in the country, only heightens the experience."
Twilight Saga: Eclipse will premiere on DIRECTV CINEMA and DIRECTV CINEMAplus(TM) at midnight, Saturday, Dec. 4. The movie will be available in 1080p HD (same quality as Blu-ray) for $5.99 or standard-definition (SD) for $4.99. For more information on the movies available on DIRECTV CINEMA please visit directv.com/cinema.
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