Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Moon DVD

Chances are, if you're reading this, you're going to buy the New Moon DVD that comes out next month. But the big question is...  which one are you going to buy?

There are so many options out there, each offering different special features and free gifts or cool packaging. Here's a break down of some of the DVD options that you have.

The Basics
2-Disc Special Edition DVD [ $20.49]
- The Movie (2hr. 10min.)
- Over 70 minutes of special features including:
A revealing feature length commentary with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lambert
A riveting 6-PART DOCUMENTARY that takes you behind the scenes (Part 1: Life After Twilight; Part 2: Chris Weitz takes the helm; Part 3: The Subtle Details; Part 4: Time to Shine; Part 5: Tricks of the Trade; Part 6: Ready for the World) 
Band Rehersal Footage with Muse
and Music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math!
In addition to The Basics, here's a run down of the "extras" or better values from various vendors.
1/12 UPDATE: New Moon The Movie on Facebook has just posted this: To kick off your weekend we have exciting news! New Moon DVD and Blu-ray will include a sneak peak of Eclipse! AND the two disc edition will include 4 hours of bonus footage, including exclusive footage of the UK Fan Event! If you were at the event, you might see yourself on TV!!

3/4 UPDATE: IESB interviewed Chris Weiz about filming and the post production of New Moon and the DVD. He talks about working with the cast and why there won't be cast commentary on the DVD.

2-Disc (Anamorphic Widescreen) online price of $20.32 or Blu-ray $21.86. (Ultimate Fan Edition w/ Bonus Footage to Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Wal-Mart Exclusive) $24.96 or Blu-ray $29.96) (UFE, not Blu-ray, with Twilight In Forks (Wal-Mart Exclusive) $29.96)
Description and Features:
This Ultimate Fan Edition with collectible Lenticular Packaging includes a 7-minute sneak peek of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" which begins with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the production of the newest film in the franchise. 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" then concludes with the world premiere of an actual scene from the film between Bella and Edward that will surely have "Twilight" fans swooning.
Lenticular Packaging, Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish.
"Twilight In Forks" - The definitive DVD documenting the town of Forks made famous by the "Twilight" books and movies. Since the "Twilight" movies weren't filmed in the real Forks, this is your opportunity to see the town that Stephenie Meyer based her epic teen romance books on. Are there truly vampires and werewolves there? Hear from the real people living their lives in the town fans know and love, including the Chief of Police, the Forks Outfitters' employee who gets mistaken for Bella, and the vampire transplant who plays the real-life role of Alice. Visit Forks High School, hear self-described Jacob's grandfather tell the legend of how the Quileutes descended from wolves, and see many more of the people and places that make Forks and La Push the perfect setting for the "Twilight Saga". 
Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish.
2-Disc Special Edition $20.99, Blu-ray $22.99
3-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD - Only at Target plus Bonus Collectible Film Cell $26.99 (Blu-ray $29.99) Available only at Target
Description and Features:
The Twilight Saga New Moon 3 Disc Deluxe Edition DVD with Bonus Collectible Film Cell. Included in this edition are the 2 Disc Special edition plus a third disc of never before seen content and a bonus collectible film cell- check back for further details. Bonus Collectible Film Cell quantities limited - no rain checks
2-Disc Special Edition $22.99 (Blu-ray $24.99)
Borders Exclusive 2-Disc Special Edition with Medallion $29.99
Description and Features:
Exclusive packaging that compliments our existing Borders Exclusive Twilight packaging. Exclusive medallion necklace with 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, and a front row vantage point from The Twilight Saga: New Moon WEBCAST.

Barnes & Nobel
2 Disc Special Edition $23.09 Blu-ray $27.99 (Member price $20.78 or Blu-ray $25.19), B&N Exclusive version $23.79 Blu-ray $31.99 (Member price $21.41 or Blu-ray $28.79)
Barnes & Noble Exclusive version: 
This edition comes with a New Moon 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.
Best Buy
2 Disc Special Edition $20.49 (Blu-ray $21.99), Best Buy's Twilight Saga: New Moon Exclusive Steelbook Package* $19.99 (Blu-ray $26.99)
*Note: It doesn't specify that's it's the 2-Disc Special Edition so this could be just the first disc with the movie and the commentary. Additional information here (UK only)
Twilight Saga: New Moon: DVD Memory Box £64.99
Description and Features:

This limited edition presentation box is beautifully finished in luxurious black PU leather with gold foil text and scrolling and a red velveteen inner with mirror. It has plenty of space to store all your treasured Twilight Saga possessions and also doubles up as a great vanity case. You can take it with you or keep it in pride of place at home. 
Each exclusively numbered case contains your very own copy of the New Moon double disc packed full of extras. With only 5,000 in existence (exclusive to UK) it’s a must have for any Twilight fan. 

Additional Features not found on the 2-Disc Special Edition:
  • Fan Event Q&A with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Chris Weitz – content exclusive to the UK
  • Fandimonium – a look at the die-hard fans
  • Team Jacob vs Team Edward: the ultimate love triangle
  • Deleted scenes
  • Edward goes to Italy
  • Edward Fast Forward
  • Jacob Fast Forward
  • Interview with the Volturi
  • Introducing the Wolfpack
  • Becoming Jacob
  • Edward goes to Italy
  • Jacob fast forward
  • Edward fast forward
  • The beat goes on: the music of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
  • Frame by Frame: storyboards to screen
- Note: I hope some of these additional features are on the 3 Disc of Target's version.
- Note: The UK and the US have different DVD encoding. The UK uses PAL and the US uses NTSC. What that means is that you can't play DVDs from the UK on US DVD players, it won't work. =(

Please e-mail me or write a comment down below if you've found any other versions.

1 comment:

  1. It is a great DVD, I watched the movies and it is a refreshing new point of view of vampires.