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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

On November 5th they are finally releasing something more than just the bare bones 5 "Twilight" movies -- in a boxed set with 10 Blu-rays and lots of musical extras. I don't work for Amazon, but here's some of their text:

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Box Set [Blu-ray]
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke | Rated: PG-13 | Format: Blu-ray
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One of the reviewers supplied the following list including special features:

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
[1] Twilight feature film and all new special features
o Cast Retrospective with New Interviews
o "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Character" - Previously unreleased behind-the-scenes moments with the cast
o "Twilight FAN-omenon" featurette
o "Twilight Forever: Edward's Saga" and "Twilight Forever: Jacob's Saga" - Highlights of Edward & Jacob's stories
* Twilight feature film and special features
o "The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen" - a 7-Part Documentary (PIP avail Blu-ray only)
o Extended and Deleted Scenes with Director's Introduction
o Audio commentary with director Catherine Hardwicke and actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
o Music videos from Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park
o "The Comic-Con Phenomenon" featurette
o Cast interviews with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Edi Gathegi and Rachelle Lefevre
o Premiere Red Carpet Footage with Cast Interviews
o A Conversation with Stephenie Meyer
o "Becoming Edward" featurette
o "Becoming Bella" featurette
o "Music: The Heartbeat of Twilight" featurette
o Vampire Kiss Montage
o Bella's Lullaby Remix
o Edward's Piano Concert
[2] The Twilight Saga: New Moon feature film and special features
o 6-Part Documentary
o Audio commentary with director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert
o Deleted and Extended Scenes
o "The Beat Goes On: The Music of The Twilight Saga: New Moon" featurette
o "Team Edward vs. Team Jacob: The Ultimate Love Triangle" featurette
o "Introducing the Wolf Pack" featurette
o "Becoming Jacob" featurette
o "Edward Goes to Italy" featurette
o "Jump To Edward" and "Jump To Jacob" features
o "Frame by Frame: Storyboards to Screen" featurette
o Music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mutemath
o Behind-the-scenes Rehearsal with Muse
o "Fandimonium" featurette
o Exclusive Webcast Event footage
o Premiere Red Carpet Footage with Cast Interviews
o Extended Cast Interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Chris Weitz, the Cullen Family, the Wolf Pack and the Volturi
[3] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse feature film and special features
o The Making Of (6-Part Documentary) (PIP available Blu-ray only)
o Audio commentary with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
o Audio commentary with Stephenie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey
o Deleted and Extended Scenes
o Music Videos from Muse and Metric
o "Jump To Edward" and "Jump To Jacob" features
o Photo Gallery
[4] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Theatrical Version and Extended Version and special features
o Includes Theatrical & Extended Versions of the film & the extended version has 8 minutes of footage not seen in theaters
o "Love, Death, Birth: Filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" a 6-Part Documentary (PIP available Blu-ray only)
o "Jacob's Destiny" featurette
o Bella and Edward's Personal Wedding Video
o "Jump To Edward" and "Jump To Jacob" features
o Music Videos from Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, The Belle Brigade and Iron & Wine
o Audio commentary with director Bill Condon
[5] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 feature film and special features
o "Forever: Filming Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - 7-Part Making Of documentary
o "Two Movies at Once" featurette
o Audio commentary with director Bill Condon
o Red carpet footage
o Music Video from Green Day
o "Tingles & Chills: Special Vampire Powers" featurette
o "Carlisle's Contacts: The New Vampires" featurette
o "Judge, Jury & Executioner: Aro & the Volturi" featurette
o "Being Charlie Swan" featurette
o The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 at Comic Con
o Stars on the Black Carpet

The packaging is double-sided, with Edward/Bella on the front and Jacob on the back. The Blu-ray discs come housed inside a photo-album case, with the discs inserted into the pages rather than into standard Blu-ray cases. Unfortunately, while this type of book-style packaging may be nice to look at, there's the risk of scratching the discs, so consumers will need to be extra careful when removing the discs.

I'm soooooooooooooo glad I refused to buy the first boxed set that was released, startled that it had almost NO special features -- I just knew that it was inevitable that Summit would eventually release a more complete set. Would you call this a "Guilty Pleasure" for some of us???

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


I suppose I'd watch it for the sterling equivalent of $50. Although if they gave me a little more cash I could get popcorn too.

TG

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

TG: So you're saying that you would only watch these if they paid you to do so. I realize that much of the acting is wooden, but I became hooked on the first one and found enough in the 4 sequels to keep me coming back for more. So you can go back to your 10th viewing of "The Tree of Life" and "The Master."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

TG: So you're saying that you would only watch these if they paid you to do so. I realize that much of the acting is wooden, but I became hooked on the first one and found enough in the 4 sequels to keep me coming back for more. So you can go back to your 10th viewing of "The Tree of Life" and "The Master."


OK, let's check out The Master...

"rated R for sexual content" yeah, good so far..."graphic nudity" wowser... "bad language" hey, I can live with that "and sparkly vampires" AAARGH!

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "AAARGH!" Diff'rent strokes....

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The first was truly awful. I have been meaning to watch the rest just to hear the scores in context but haven't yet been able to bring myself to do it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: The first was truly awful. I have been meaning to watch the rest just to hear the scores in context but haven't yet been able to bring myself to do it.

mastadge:

I'm one of those who actually LOVED the first one, buying the soundtrack, the first Blu-ray, and even the 2-disc DELUXE EDITION Blu-ray with a second disc of extras, and fully intend to pre-order the 10-disc boxed set I cite above. I keep writing that I recognize that some of the acting is quite wooden and that Melissa Rosenberg's scripts aren't without their imperfections. But I know of respected film critics who, like me, were swept up by the first in the series and stuck with them from beginning to end. It all comes down to the inevitable: Art is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm not going to rip apart anyone who likes that which I don't like, and I would hope that the "Twilight" haters can accept that others may genuinely admire that which they don't like. You, mastadge, aren't guilty of it, but I've seen a lot of bullying here by people who seem to be outraged by the differing tastes of others. Can't we all just get along???

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The first was truly awful. I have been meaning to watch the rest just to hear the scores in context but haven't yet been able to bring myself to do it.

mastadge:

I'm one of those who actually LOVED the first one, buying the soundtrack, the first Blu-ray, and even the 2-disc DELUXE EDITION Blu-ray with a second disc of extras, and fully intend to pre-order the 10-disc boxed set I cite above. I keep writing that I recognize that some of the acting is quite wooden and that Melissa Rosenberg's scripts aren't without their imperfections. But I know of respected film critics who, like me, were swept up by the first in the series and stuck with them from beginning to end. It all comes down to the inevitable: Art is in the eye of the beholder, and I'm not going to rip apart anyone who likes that which I don't like, and I would hope that the "Twilight" haters can accept that others may genuinely admire that which they don't like. You, mastadge, aren't guilty of it, but I've seen a lot of bullying here by people who seem to be outraged by the differing tastes of others. Can't we all just get along???



Bullying is where someone not only holds a differing opinion to you but also calls you an idiot for holding yours. That does happen hereabouts but surprisingly little. Certainly less now than eight or ten years ago. Don't confuse disagreement with not getting along.

And, to be fair, if it weren't for differing opinions, you wouldn't be getting any reaction at all as yet - and isn't being ignored MUCH worse than being engaged regardless of viewpoint?

TG

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

TG: I guess, but just this past week I've had a couple of nasty encounters with people I'll merely call pompous and condescending and who seemed to feel that anyone who disagreed with them must be an idiot. Again, I made the point that that doesn't apply to you. But you might be surprised to read some of what may have slipped past you elsewhere on this site.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I can't stand Twilight, but doesn't bother me if it is someone else's cup of tea.

A friend of mine just gobbles that stuff up and we kid back and forth. She tries to interest me in Twilight and I'll tell her she needs to read some actual vampire fiction one day - I try to get her to read Dracula, Salem's Lot, I Am Legend ... which she refuses to do razz Now she's into Anita Blake, heaven help her !

The movies have had some very good scores but I just can't watch any of the movies from beginning to end. On the flip side of that coin I have my own guilty pleasures, so, can't cast any stones.

OK, maybe a few wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I thought the first one was bad, but in a way that was a lot of fun. The second one was less fun, and just a slog to get through, so I didn't continue in the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Lots of blather about vampires and Kristen Stewart with that expressionless gaze of hers, she is a terrible actress. If she was not pretty she would not have a career. Of course to be fair, the same is true of Taylor Lautner, if he did not look that good he would not have a career either.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: I thought the first one was bad, but in a way that was a lot of fun. The second one was less fun, and just a slog to get through, so I didn't continue in the series.

Well, the third was sooooooooo much better than the second, and 4 and 5 sometimes approached the magic of the first -- for those of us who were able to enjoy it despiote the stoic and expressionless acting of some of the principals!

And to ado,, chill, dude!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Re: I thought the first one was bad, but in a way that was a lot of fun. The second one was less fun, and just a slog to get through, so I didn't continue in the series.

Well, the third was sooooooooo much better than the second, and 4 and 5 sometimes approached the magic of the first -- for those of us who were able to enjoy it despiote the stoic and expressionless acting of some of the principals!

And to ado,, chill, dude!


Sorry Ron, I can go as far as liking that Desplat score, and as I said Kristen and Taylor are very pretty. And I really do not get Robert Pattinson, neither very handsome or a very good actor either. Much of this seems derivative of Twin Peaks material, like Twin Peaks with vampires.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

ado:

Yes, I agree about Robert Pattinson, truly, as a vampire, less than riveting! One of those vying for the Edward Cullen role was Tyler Hoechlin, whom you may remember as Tom Hanks' young son Michael in "Road To Perdition." Well, Tyler grew up to be very tall and very sexy, and he plays the slightly older wolf in MTV's "Teen Wolf," one of my guilty pleasures. As Edward, he would have had this strong and brooding masculinity that Pattinson can only dream about and a face and bod the girls would have adored -- try to stream an episode of "Teen Wolf" if you can! Or check out Tyler Hoechlin on IMBd. As for your liking Alexandre Desplat's music for the second in the series ("New Moon"), in my view it's by far the weakest of the 5 movies and the music was, for many of us, a tremendous letdown, and while I've liked some of Desplat's music over the years ("Coco Before Chanel," "The King's Speech"), there's little of his score for #2 that I want to hear again. Let's face it: You aren't a big "Twilight" fan, so why even bother? But then I joined some of the "Tree Of Life" discussions here to knock a movie that I knew some had genuine affection for, so who am I to criticize others for stopping by here who don't care for "Twilight"? Take care.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

ado:

Yes, I agree about Robert Pattinson, truly, as a vampire, less than riveting! One of those vying for the Edward Cullen role was Tyler Hoechlin, whom you may remember as Tom Hanks' young son Michael in "Road To Perdition." Well, Tyler grew up to be very tall and very sexy, and he plays the slightly older wolf in MTV's "Teen Wolf," one of my guilty pleasures. As Edward, he would have had this strong and brooding masculinity that Pattinson can only dream about and a face and bod the girls would have adored -- try to stream an episode of "Teen Wolf" if you can! Or check out Tyler Hoechlin on IMBd. As for your liking Alexandre Desplat's music for the second in the series ("New Moon"), in my view it's by far the weakest of the 5 movies and the music was, for many of us, a tremendous letdown, and while I've liked some of Desplat's music over the years ("Coco Before Chanel," "The King's Speech"), there's little of his score for #2 that I want to hear again. Let's face it: You aren't a big "Twilight" fan, so why even bother? But then I joined some of the "Tree Of Life" discussions here to knock a movie that I knew some had genuine affection for, so who am I to criticize others for stopping by here who don't care for "Twilight"? Take care.



hmm, well I thought that the first picture was fine, honestly I did not recall which movie Desplat scored. I thought his central theme was rather nice, perhaps not the greatest score, but I thought his theme got at a mood like Angelo Badalamenti is so good at, a mood for the dark forest.

It could be in the casting they wanted a guy less muscular than Taylor, and more moody James Dean-esque, I do not think it was successful though. Although putting Taylor and Tyler on the screen in one movie might have seemed more like a gay soap opera with two really handsome and muscular guys, it might have appeared they should be with each other, more than with Kristen Stewart - starting off into space by herself.

I have not watched Teen Wolf new yet. Okay on that.

Well, I was not thread bashing here, really I have never understood the deep affection some have for the whole series. Of course I know why teen girls like it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

ado:

I just noticed that I never responded to the above. First, you made me laugh a few times -- especially about Taylor and Tyler in the same film! -- and again just now when I re-read it. You're not alone in not caring for the series, as evidenced by the disdain voiced by some here. I guess that's the very definition of a guilty pleasure! I have SO many Blu-rays and CDs on backorder, and had forgotten that this elaborate set should be coming to me shortly, and think I'll give it a weekend and watch all 5 of them in sequence and some of the extras.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

ado:

I just noticed that I never responded to the above. First, you made me laugh a few times -- especially about Taylor and Tyler in the same film! -- and again just now when I re-read it. You're not alone in not caring for the series, as evidenced by the disdain voiced by some here. I guess that's the very definition of a guilty pleasure! I have SO many Blu-rays and CDs on backorder, and had forgotten that this elaborate set should be coming to me shortly, and think I'll give it a weekend and watch all 5 of them in sequence and some of the extras.



You are a brave soul watching all that in one weekend.
I am glad I made you laugh.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I just realized that November 5th will be here very soon, so I'm going to place my order tonight or tomorrow -- need to see if there's anything else I want to order to take advantage of the free shipping.

A few hours later follow-up: I just ordered it from Amazon, along with a few more items. Now I'm looking forward to receiving it in another week or so.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I quite enjoyed the first one...but the sequels left me cold...scores were (mostly) good...but I was always surprised that so few of the rabid audience these films found actually questioned the morals therein - it's all really quite.....disturbing....if you think about it...

 
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