Mar 25, 2012

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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  1. E-Transitions says:
    877 of 890 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    WARNING: Not All Extras Included!!!, March 21, 2010
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    WARNING: This edition DOES NOT contain all the special features available with the New Moon release. Summit did an evil, evil, manipulative thing with this DVD release and divided up the special features among multiple retailers.

    On Amazon you have just the standard discs with a limited number of extras.

    If you buy your version at Target, you get an extra disc with Deleted Scenes, Interview with the Volturi, Fandimonium, The Beat Goes On: The Music of Twilight, and Frame by Frame: Storyboards to Screen.

    If you buy at Borders, you get extras including Extended Scenes.

    And if you buy at Walmart, you get a Sneak Peek at Eclipse (which includes an Eclipse scene), Team Edward v. Team Jacob, Becoming Jacob, Introducing the Wolfpack, Jacob Fast Forward, Edward Fast Forward, and Shooting in Italy.

    Summit’s hoping you buy THREE copies so that you can get to see all the special features they divided up. Don’t give them the satisfaction! Buy one and call it a day!

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  2. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Blu-Ray Buyers Read This First!, March 23, 2010
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    Kevin (Ohio) –
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    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    Amazon only sells the Blu-Ray 1-disc “Special Edition,” with very limited special features – if you want deleted scenes and more, you must buy the 2-disc “Deluxe Edition” from Target! If you’re just a casual movie watcher (and this review isn’t for the movie, but rather the Blu-Ray disc package) and are just interested in seeing the film, with some “making of” and music video-type extras, this edition is just fine. However, if you are (or are buying for) a more devoted Twilight fan, you will definitely want to purchase the “Deluxe Edition” with the second disc that is (to the best of my knowledge) only available at Target stores. It includes all the bonus stuff found on the Amazon version, along with these 2nd disc extras: Deleted Scenes; Introducing the Volturi Featurette; Frame by Frame: From Storyboard to Screen Featurette; Fandamonium: A Look at the Die Hard Fans; and The Beat Goes On: The Music of New Moon Featurette. The Amazon Special Edition has none of those, but costs $5 less. The “Deluxe Edition” also has a collectible film cell. I made the mistake of pre-ordering from Amazon without knowing that there would be two versions, so am forced to return mine to get the better version for the Twilight fan in my family.

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  3. Megan Troy says:
    43 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Better acting than in the first film, still butchers the novel, February 12, 2010
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    Megan Troy (Chapel Hill, NC USA) –
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    So personally I’m a fan of the Twilight books, and while this film is much better than Twilight (not that this is saying much), it still waters the novel down to the point where it’s rendered a shadow of its “paper and ink self.” I actually feel kind of sorry for Bella-the-book-character because her depression is portrayed as solely the result of getting dumped and, as several reviewers have already noted, is doused with all these teen angst themes when in the novel it’s much more complex. She’s a young girl who’s always related poorly to most people, and Edward and his family are among the very few whom she feels on the same wavelength with; they’ve essentially become her family and she’s already made the choice to become one of their kind one day, and when he leaves her she loses all of that and to her mind, it really is “like she had died.” To me that makes her emotional state understandable within the context of her one-track mind and marked lack of cynicism, but of course all that gets glossed over in the film and it’s just this blank character with no ambition other than to be with Edward in some way. What’s more, Kristen Stewart’s empty expressions through it all made me gag, but at least they were somewhat better there than in Twilight.

    Still, I thought Taylor Lautner did very well in both films, especially for his age, and all of the actors playing the Quileutes more than made up for Bella’s lack of acting skills. However Michael Sheen took the cake with Aro: he portrays the creepily manic, greedy, utter-know-it-all of the books to a “T” and for me his hysterical laugh when Jane failed to torture Bella with her mind was the best part of the whole movie. It has its good bits and its decent bits, but the script is crap and sounds even crappier to viewers unfamiliar with the novel, since for most of the cast the most clumsily delivered lines come straight out of it.

    All in all, the film is an okay rendition of the book, but far too manipulated to suit the commercial preferences of ninth-grade girls to appeal to much of an adult audience outside the Twilight fanbase.

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