Eclipse DVD Preview With David Slade

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Twilight Saga Eclipse DVD: A Fan’s Perspective

Lexicon reader Marilyn, who lives in Australia where the DVD is already out, has a review up. She wrote to tell us,  “Hi Lexicon…here’s my review of the Eclipse DVD(I got it early here in Australia). Everyone seems to like the SM/Wyck commentary summary so feel free to take what you want but please credit. Lots of sites have mistakenly been crediting someone else for me 8 hours work!”

So below is part of Marilyn’s review. See the whole thing here. (Warning there is an entire summary of the DVD commentary if you click from both Rob and Kristen and Stephenie and Wyck. We left out the full blow-by-blow commentary summary in case you want to be surprised when you get yours.)

Menu Screen

So this was much cooler than the other ones. A background of mountains with flashes of the movie while the character photos moving left to right(I just realised there are no capital letters in the Twilight font, took me a while!)

Special Features

Music Videos

Does anyone else think these are a waste of space? Nothing we haven’t seen before. Although I do really like Metric’s song “(Eclipse) All Yours”

Deleted Scenes

Many of you have already seen these online. Theres only 2 of these with the directors commentary either on/off. D-Slade is his typical adorable self. He really likes to wave his hands around a lot with what he’s saying. He has an Eclipse wolf screensaver on his computer in the background.

–It’s not life or death

Angela and Bella chat about Edward and his “jealousy” problems with Jacob. I loved this scene in the book and was disappointed when I didn’t see it on screen. However I do understand why they cut it, so it’s great to see it on the DVD. Christian Serrato’s glasses are really cute and she wears these cool star earrings. DS compliments Kristen’s performance. Her wig looks really good in this one!

–I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next

This is a moment between Charlie/Bella straight after graduation. Charlie tells Bella how proud he is of her and Bella feels guilty when he mentions her having future children she thinks she can’t have. I think we saw paparazzi photos of this scene. I think that was the fandom’s first sneak peek at Eclipse? I agree with DS that the shot of Charlie clapping in the audience was very powerful and enough for me to see how proud he was of Bella.

Extended Scenes

Again, many of you have probably seen this. We get DS commentary again.

2. Just Keep the window closed

OK I LOVED THIS SCENE IN THE BOOK, and I loved it in the movie. I wish they kept it in. Seriously, so cute. They didn’t want to dwell too much on the row. DS: “they didn’t need it”

3. From now on I’m Switzerland

A few extra lines in the scene about Bella wanting them to work together.DS said there’s too much rivalry. He wanted the story to be more emphasized over the rivalry. I agree, it wasn’t needed.

4. Someone’s creating an army

It seems to be its like Edward saying an extra 4 lines about Aro wanting Alice/Edward and Bella wanting to be changed straight away. It’s interesting they cut out a flashback of Edward/Alice in Italy by Aro’s side. But they wanted it to stay in the 1 room.

5.Bella, I envy you

A little bit extra of Rosalie as a human, cradling a baby. This would help with BD but would be confusing with the audience who may wonder if it was Rosalie’s child. Cute, beautiful scene.

6. What did I say about a low profile?

I’m sick of the newborns. A few extra lines with Xavier lecturing the newborns. Did I mention he’s great in this scene?

7. Jacob’s thoughts are pretty loud

Edward and Bella after Jacob kiss. Edward talks about how he understands Jacob stitched her up. DS: “Retrod over areas already well covered”. DS praises the performances. It slows down pacing. DS likes simplicity.

MTV: Eclipse DVD Commentary Preview Featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart


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ITunes Facebook Page Features Eclipse DVD Images

The ITunes Facebook page has a collection of photos that will appear on the Eclipse DVD. We’ve featured one above. See the entire collection on the ITunes Facebook page.

To order a copy of the Eclipse DVD on Itunes click here.

Also if you are looking for a Eclipse release party, plug in your zip code here (Sadly the options are disappointing. In all of New York City there are only three locations: 2 in Staten Island and one in Queens)

Moviefone: Behind the Scenes With Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

This is one of the outtakes on the Eclipse DVDs

Access Hollywood:Eclipse DVD Preview, Can We Say Teletubby

Some More Eclipse DVD Details.

We are getting a lot of questions on the DVD’s Blu-Ray’s etc for Eclipse. The biggest concern people have seems to be whether they are going to have to buy from multiple vendors to get exclusive content. In other words, in the New Moon DVD release Target, Walmart, and Borders each had different outtakes, extras, featurettes, cast interviews etc.

We asked Summit a couple of months ago about this, and they told us that what is offered content-wise will be the same vendor to vendor on comparable products (ie: comparing single-disc to single-disc, two-disc to two-disc).  The only thing that may differ are the packaging items. So a given vendor might have a specially stylized box, another one might offer a poster or a tee shirt as a perk, but the actual content on the DVD should remain the same within a given country.

What might happen is when it comes to foreign distributors, they might include some extras like if a press conference or a premiere went on in that country, they may have a few clips of that media event, but the studio driven content is the same. So, you don’t have to buy three different discs from three different manufacturers just to get all the Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer, etc extras that you want.

Hope that helps. If there is a point that we are missing, put the question in the comments and we’ll see if we can get an answer.

Eclipse DVD/Blu-ray Details

Sorry we’ve been away this weekend.  Vacations and real life do happen even to bloggers!  But to make up for it, here are some details on the Eclipse DVD/Blu-ray release on Dec. 4 and what you can expect.  The ladies over at Twilight Series Theories have done a bang up job of getting as many details as possible for all the different versions that will be out all over the world.  So please visit their site if you are out side of the USA.

The following details apply to the US version only.  There will be some special packaging as well as 6 photo cards added to the version sold at Target, but for now it seems that pretty much everyone will be getting the same thing.  We have to say this makes it so much easier and less stressful as a consumer not having to decide which special features we want to see the most!  I think everyone can agree with us on that.

2-Disc Special Edition DVD
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Six-Part Making of Documentary (90 minutes)
- Photo Gallery
- Jump To… Edward
- Jump To… Jacob
- Music Videos (Metric, Muse)

Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes (Blu-Ray side only)
- Six-Part Making of Documentary (standard and PIP mode, both on Blu-Ray side only)
- Photo Gallery (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Edward (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Jacob (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Love Triangle (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Cullens (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Wolfpack (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Humans (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Victoria’s Army (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Action Sequences (Blu-Ray side only)
- Music Videos (Blu-Ray side only)

Again, be sure to visit Twilight Series Theories for all the information they have organized on every version of the DVD so far.

FearNet: Hopes For the Eclipse DVD

ECLIPSE-Special-Edition-DVDFearNet talks about the possibilities that an Eclipse DVD might have to offer:

“What’s a Twilight fan to do during the long, agonizing wait until Breaking Dawn Part 1 hits theaters in November 2011?

If you’re like us, you’re obsessing over the newly announced home video release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which hits shelves December 4, 2010 packed with special features, commentaries, and more on DVD and Blu-ray.

In fact, the list of extra material was so tantalizing that it momentarily distracted from reading the Stephenie Meyer-endorsed The Hunger Games, and we started thinking… what do we really want to see in the Eclipse bonus features?

The Gore We Were Promised, Kinda

Eclipse director David Slade, who made all sorts of delicious red stuff spill in the snow in his other vampire flick 30 Days of Night, kept things pretty PG-13 for the Twilight crowd. But back in June, he told us that at least one of his vampire battle decapitation shots was too hot for the MPAA’s sensibilities. (“We had this one part in the battle where Emmett just tears someone’s face off,” he said. “The face kind of breaks off into pieces of crystal that shatter.”)

Will we get to see extended, unused footage of Emmett ripping some vampire faces off on Blu-ray, even if they shatter bloodlessly like pieces of marble? Let’s hope.”

See more on FearNet.

We are personally hoping for the Rosalie scene where she attacks her attackers, and the hopes of a Bella scene where she considers her options with Jacob.

Eclipse DVD Release Date Announced

ECLIPSE-Special-Edition-DVD
We received this from Summit:

“Hello, and Happy Bella’s Birthday!

ECLIPSE and releases of MUSIC VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA SOUNDTRACKS, VOLUME 1 & DESTINATION FORKS: THE REAL WORLD OF TWILIGHT (The Sequel to TWILIGHT IN FORKS)!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE DVD/Blu-Ray hits shelves December 4, 2010! Not only will you be able to own the movie nationwide that day, but you can also get every available special feature (including audio commentaries w/ Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Stephenie Meyer) in one place when you buy the 2-Disc National DVD or the Blu-ray/DVD Combo!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

2-Disc Special Edition DVD
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Six-Part Making of Documentary (90 minutes)
- Photo Gallery
- Jump To… Edward
- Jump To… Jacob
- Music Videos (Metric, Muse)

Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes (Blu-Ray side only)
- Six-Part Making of Documentary (standard and PIP mode, both on Blu-Ray side only)
- Photo Gallery (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Edward (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Jacob (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Love Triangle (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Cullens (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Wolfpack (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Humans (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Victoria’s Army (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Action Sequences (Blu-Ray side only)
- Music Videos (Blu-Ray side only)

Single Disc DVD
None

Standard Blu-Ray
None

In addition to the news about the ECLIPSE DVD/Blu-Ray release, we have two more EXCITING announcements to make, both hitting shelves on 12/4/2010!

MUSIC VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA SOUNDTRACKS, VOLUME 1

Synopsis
This unprecedented release features a collection of music videos and live performances from bands featured on the Billboard Chart topping soundtracks from The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. Connect with the artists as they perform the songs that channel the emotions of Twilight fans through music. Enjoy original music videos and never-been-seen live performances all on one release.

DESTINATION FORKS: THE REAL WORLD OF TWILIGHT

Synopsis
Over 250,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to Forks to breathe in the reality that inspired Stephenie Meyer’s epic saga – have you?

Destination Forks is a must-have for any Twilight Saga fan. Divided into three segments: Twilight Tour, Moods of Twilight, and Twihards, each segment is a unique journey that takes you deeper into the real world Twilight universe.

• In Twilight Tour cruise through the actual streets of Forks, Washington stopping at the real sites, homes, and businesses as highlighted in the Saga.
• In Moods of Twilight take a virtual walk through the mystical woods, mountains, rivers, and other gorgeous locations of Forks & La Push.
• In Twihards travel around the globe and meet the real life people that make up the greatest fan community in the world.”