Review of TWILIGHT FOREVER: THE COMPLETE SAGA

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Thanks to Blu-Ray.com, a review of all the bonus content on the Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga DVD/Blu-Ray tells us exactly what we want to know before we make a decision to purchase the $74.99 small fortune.

Twilight FAN-omenon Featurette (1080p; 35:32) is an interesting look back at the sociological phenomenon the books and films created. There’s some great footage of the stars coming to terms with their sudden overwhelming celebrity, as well as lots of footage of screaming teenage girls. Contemporary news footage (hey, even Brian Williams reported about this, so it must have been news), cast interviews and even interviews with fans are included.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Character (1080p; 8:24) is kind of a random collection of behind the scenes moments, but it does include Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s first ever filmed promotional interview for Twilight, which is awkwardly amusing. News flash: Kristen Stewart can smile, and even laugh!

Cast Retrospective (1080i; 1:05:49) has a nice overview of the series, though my hunch is fans are going to feel fairly cheated as there is really no contemporary reminiscing by any of the principal cast (lots of archival footage is included), and in fact the most time is given over to producer Wyck Godfrey. But this charts the course of all five films rather well and includes a ton of behind the scenes footage which should delight the franchise’s many fans.

Twilight Forever: Edward’s Saga (1080p; 1:49:03) is a Reader’s Digest or Greatest Hits (bites?) tour through Edward’s storyline in all of the films, made up of scenes from the films.

Twilight Forever: Jacob’s Saga (1080p; 1:44:03) does exactly the same duty for Jacob, excising his big scenes and presenting them in chronological order.

There’s probably little doubt that completists won’t think twice about getting this set, and for those who are watching their pocketbook or pinching their pennies, the good news is at least this new package isn’t that expensive. It is very handsomely packaged in a photo album-like book which contains lots of heavy cardstock photos into which the discs are inserted. That said, the new bonus content is really not that earth shattering when you get right down to it, especially the two Saga features which are simply edits of big scenes of each of the protagonists. If you haven’t yet gotten any and/or all of the Twilight films on Blu-ray, this new set is a great bargain and comes Recommended.

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Source: Blu-Ray.com

First Look From Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga Extras

Entertainment Tonight has given us the first look into the extras that will come with the “Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga”  box set that will be released on Blu-ray/Dvd on November 5th and in less than 90 seconds of footage we get so many goodies including bloopers, we cannot wait to see what else will be released.

Just in time for the holidays, the ultimate Twilight movie gift pack has arrived and we’ve got a sneak peek of the DVD/Blu-ray box set featuring all of the films of the saga and more than two hours of never-before-seen bonus footage and features!

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the theatrical debut of the first Twilight film, Summit Entertainment will release Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga, which in addition to the bonus features also includes 10 hours of all the Twilight features ever created.

The set also includes a commemorative photo album, extended scenes and music videos, a 6-part documentary and previously unreleased behind-the-scenes moments with the cast – including some hilarious bloopers involving Twilight mega-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

PRESS RELEASE: THE TWILIGHT FOREVER Fan Experience Kicks Off in NYC

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THE TWILIGHT FOREVER FAN EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF EXCLUSIVELY IN NEW YORK ON NOVEMBER 3rd & 4th

 

Event Celebrates The 5th Anniversary of Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster Epic And The Eagerly Anticipated DVD And Blu-ray Box Set Release of

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga

 

Two Days Of Fan Festivities Are Open To The Public Including

A Complete Twilight Saga Marathon Of All 5 Films, Unveiling Of The Twilight Movie Props Exhibit, Along With Special Appearances, Events & Giveaways

 

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2013) — Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, and Planet Hollywood International have joined together to create The Twilight Forever Fan Experience, a unique event commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’s original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5th launch of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and DVD. The festivities will kick off Sunday, November 3rd with a two-day celebration featuring exclusive events for fans in New York City. Attendance is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. RSVP details will be available at https://www.facebook.com/twilight and http://www.twitter.com/twilight.

The Twilight Forever Fan Experience begins with a marathon screening of all five films in Summit’s Twilight Sagafranchise, including the extended version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 which will screen theatrically for the first time ever. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on November 3rd at New York’s Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex (247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036), and also features special appearances (to be announced), exclusive prizes and giveaways.

On Monday, November 4th, Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) will host an exclusive fan celebration to unveil its new Twilight Forever Fan Experience exhibit, where props from all of the films – including Bella’s wedding dress, Edward’s tuxedo and Jacob’s motorcycle — will be on display to the public. The evening event encompasses musical performances and special guest appearances (to be announced), fan contests (to be announced), photo opportunities and exclusive prizes and giveaways.

Below is the timeline of The Twilight Forever Fan Experience (times and events subject to change):

Sunday, November 3 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Marathon

Location:              Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex, 247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

Time:                       9:00 AM

Films include: Twilight (122 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (130 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (124 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition (124 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (115 minutes)

 

Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch

Location:              Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Time:                       6:00 PM

Appearances & Events: TBA

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga encompasses all five films, over 2 hours of brand new exclusive content and over 10 hours of every special feature ever created for the multi-billion dollar franchise. The ultimate collector’s set, this is an immersive experience for every Twilight fan to recapture and relive the most epic romance of the century. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is available as a 10-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) set for the suggested retail price of $74.99, and as a 12-disc DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) set for $64.98, both debuting November 5, 2013 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company.