Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Which version of 'New Moon' DVD should you buy?

Walmart DVD To Have Eclipse Footage

Posted by Twilight_News - 10/02/10 at 11:02 am

This press release just in from Walmart. That odd vibration you feel is the screaming of a million Twilighters. (I am one of them!)

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Ultimate fans of Twilight have a reason to howl with excitement: a sneak peek at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Walmart announced today it will be the only retailer to carry The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition on standard DVD, and Blu-ray, with never-before-seen footage from the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Walmart also will feature “Twilight Saga Shops” in stores – a dedicated shopping experience for Twilight fans to bite into a variety of Twilight­-themed clothing, jewelry, and merchandise, including new items to show their wolf- or vampire-fan pride.

Fans can pre-order The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition on DVD or Blu-ray, as well as the national two-disc Special Edition DVD or Special Edition Blu-ray, today at

With the new movie and 50 minutes of extra footage and interviews, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition also contains an exclusive, 7-minute sneak peek of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. It begins with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the production of the newest film.

New interviews with stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, as well as with series-creator Stephenie Meyer, are integrated with revealing on-the-set footage of some of the key scenes and sets from the upcoming movie.

This first-look at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse concludes with the world premiere of an actual scene from the upcoming film. YEAH!!!

With the movie release scheduled for March 20, 12:01 am, fans can be among the first to own the DVD, joining friends nationwide at midnight release events in more than

2,600 24-hour Walmart stores. The midnight release last year of the first Twilight movie brought hundreds of thousands of fans together online and in stores, becoming the most pre-ordered movie and most successful DVD movie release event in Walmart history.

Walmart’s Twilight Saga Shops, designed for both the “fan-pire” and “wolf-lover,” will open in stores mid-March and will feature a variety of items themed around the Twilight series and favorite movie characters.

Among the items in Walmart Twilight Saga Shop are:

· Wolf and vampire lover tanks ($7)

· Twilight Saga themed tees ($9)
· Jacob Black and Edward Cullen tees ($9)

· Twilight Saga themed jewelry (bracelets, pins, key chains, earrings, necklaces) ($5 )
· Twilight Saga themed messenger bags ($12) and totes ($9)

· Twilight Saga books, including “The Twilight Saga: New Moon Official Illustrated Companion Book” – ($13.24)and “Life Story” magazine cover issue featuring Twilight ($8.95)

· The Twilight Saga New Moon Ultimate Fan Poster – exclusive DVD cover art ($5)
· Party snacks and beverages to prepare for DVD viewing parties
· New Moon Special Edition Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray – available 12:01 am, Mar. 20)

· The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition Two-Disc DVD ($24.96) and Blu-ray ($29.96) and The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition with

Forks documentary DVD ($29.96) – all available 12:01 am, Mar. 20

Customers can also find items such as character dolls Bella, Edward and Jacob ($24.88), movie soundtracks, as well as New Moon The Movie Board Game and SCENE IT Twilight Movie Edition THE DVD GAME at select stores. Walmart will host its dedicated Twilight Saga Shops in its 3,500 stores through mid-April, and

continue to carry Twilight merchandise through the year, although some items are for a limited period only.

As excitement builds for this upcoming DVD release, Walmart will announce additional special events and activities for fans in the coming weeks.

Source: Twilight Lexicon

I have to admit, I've been losing sleep over which NM DVD to pre-order ever since last years Twilight debacle in which I missed out on Target's 3 discer. (Grrr) It's still
early (51 days away!) so, let's try to break this whole DVD cluster F%#k down so as to make the most TW-educated decision possible on which version of the New Moon DVD to pre-order, shall we?

Standard 2 discer Special Edition includes (cheapest on ,$20.49):

Audio commentary track with director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert (Boo, no cast members); a 6-part behind-the-scenes documentary; band-rehearsal footage with Muse; music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math.

Differences between other versions:

Exclusive packaging that compliments our existing Borders Exclusive Twilight packaging. Exclusive medallion necklace, gold side with wolf-pack tattoo, silver side is the Cullen crest on a silver chain. Includes previously unreleased EXTENDED SCENES; INTERVIEWS with cast members Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, The Cullen Family, The Wolf Pack, The Volturi and Director Chris Weitz; unrivaled RED CARPET FOOTAGE from the movie premiere; front row seats to The Twilight Saga: New Moon WEBCAST.

Barnes & Noble -

Standard 2 discer Special Edition with Dreamcatcher Bag Clip, a metal dangle finished in antique brass that combines a circular dreamcatcher, a sculptural Wolf Pack-tattoo charm, a Wolf Pack jewelry tag, feathers, and crystals.


Standard 2 Discer special edition plus a third disc of never before seen content and a bonus collectible film cell. Sounds TW-amazing if they would tell us what's on that damn 3rd disc! Their website states to "check back for further details" regarding the illusive trifecta. (Quick note: if you go with Target, the films cells they're offering are limited quantity, so make sure you ask when you pick up your pre-orders at the store.)

Walmart Fan Edition -

Exclusive Eclipse 7 min. world premiere. The 1st teaser for NM was only 1:47 mins. Imagine what they can do with 7 whole mins!

Although Walmart basically had me at Eclipse, I'm not betting on them till their site is updated (pre-order for Fan Edition available tomorrow) the Fan Edition only has 2 discs. My question is: does it have the same features as the standard 2 discer Special Edition? And Target needs to let the wolf out of the bag about that 3rd disc. And then there's the issue that Borders is the only retailer officially stating it contains the "extended scenes" Chris Weitz promised us. Now, I'm not sure if they will be included in the Standard Special Edition 2 discer and it's just not stated, but that may be a deal breaker for me. Extended scenes are vital!

Phew, that was an information bomb. Now that you have everything straight--or are even more indecisive like me--which version are you ordering???


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