The DVD Run Down

We’re starting to feel like the battle for your DVD dollars among retailers is going to lead to 20 paces and pistols at dawn. In any case, here is a run down on what is out there as far as we know. Decide for yourself:

Retailers in the US and Canada will have the DVD containing the movie and a second disc of extras that includes the following features available on March 21, 2009

  • Audio commentary by Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen  Stewart, and Robert Pattinson  
  • Muse music video: "Super Massive Black Hole"   
  • Paramore music video: "Decode"   
  • Linkin Park music video: "Leave Out All the Rest"   
  • Five extended scenes with director introductions   
  • Five deleted scenes with director introductions   
  • Seven-part documentary: "The Adventure Begins: The  Journey from Page to Screen"  
  • Comic-Con "fandom" piece  
  • Comic-Con NY sizzle reel  
  • Three trailers
  • Penelope  trailer

 

In addition what standard retailers are offering, Hot Topic’s version of the DVD will feature (according to Hot Topic):

"Hot Topic has an exclusive and amazing gift inside our DVD’s – a real film cell of Edward created directly from the movie!!!

There are 250 unique film cells all featuring Edward in our 2-disc special edition Twilight DVD.  These are a limited edition and numbered series which means when they’re gone, they’re gone!  What are you waiting for?  Pre-order your DVD at Hot Topic now!"

 
Hot Topic also has in store launch parties (according to Hot Topic):

"Okay here is some news that I’m sure you guys will be extremely happy about! The Twilight DVD will be released soon.  We’re all anxiously waiting for it : ) Hot Topic’s In Store Pre-Order date is February 9th…The Twilight DVD will have exclusive, awesome, HT only surprises if you buy the DVD at Hot Topic.
 
We will be having launch parties at our Hot Topic stores!   There will be A LOT of awesome things and surprises happening at the parties…we will be having a cool contest for a pair of Bella and Edward dolls – I know crazy cool huh? : ) We will be giving away a small percentage of the dolls during the launch parties.  After that, if anyone else wants the dolls they can get them from the Tonner Company."

Below is a graphic of the Hot Topic product:


In addition to what standard retailers are offering, Borders is offering(according to Borders):

Special Bonus Disc, Which Includes The Borders-Exclusive items below:

  1. Exclusive Twilight Cast Interviews with Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Robert Pattinson (Edward)
  2. Exclusive Twilight Cast Interviews with Cam Gigandet (James)
  3. Exclusive Twilight Cast Interviews with Edi Gathegi (Laurent) and Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria)
  4. Exclusive Red-Carpet Interviews from the Twilight Movie Premiere
  5. Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Red-Carpet Footage! Includes extra interview footage with Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Ashley Greene (Alice), rock band Paramore, and Nikki Reed (Rosalie)
  6. Exclusive Borders Book Club: Stephenie Meyer talks about the Twilight Saga

Borders stores will also all be having midnight release parties for the disc with details on events at those parties to be announced. Below is a picture of the Borders’ product:


Amazon.com announced a special edition Bluray, however the page with the details on that product has now been deleted(we don’t know why). When the page was functioning, it cited a May 5th release date with a $69.00 cost.  Below is a picture of the product that we took last night not realizing the link would be gone today.

Comments

  1. I’m thinking the Target edition sounds pretty good. It’s cheaper than Borders and has an i-tunes download of the DVD. It also has a third disc which according to target has:

    * This exclusive edition includes an iTunes download of the film and bonus content including a conversation with Stephenie Meyer and Edward’s piano concert
    * Features Robert Pattinson on “Becoming Edward,” Kristen Stewart on “Becoming Bella,” Catherine Hardwicke’s vampire kiss montage and Bella’s lullaby remix music video
    * 2-Disc Special Edition includes commentary by Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, 5 extended and 5 deleted scenes and introductions
    * Also includes a 7-part documentary “The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen” and music videos by Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park
    * Also includes a Comic-Con fandom piece, a Comic-Con NY sneak, 3 trailers and a Penelope sneak

    I agree that except for the “Never-Before-Seen Red-Carpet Footage!” we’ve probably already seen everything else online in one place or another. Also, I called my local Borders, and they said that they might (I repeat might) have some of the regular DVD’s at the midnight release and absolutely won’t have any of the special edition because they’ve been all sold out for a while.

  2. Costco has the DVDs for $20.99 I dont think that it comes with any thing. But the Ultimate DVD gift set is $59.99. I orderd from borders But i will not get it tell around April 13 sucks.

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