It looks like Summit Ent. will be taking a different approach this year with the New Moon DVD and Blu Ray release. If you remember last year when Twilight was released on DVD, it was a bit overwhelming, with so many different versions and editions. Each version had specific features and you could only buy specific versions at specific stores- very confusing.
This year Summit will just be releasing 2 versions of the film, one two disc special edition DVD, and the special editions Blu-ray. There will be a one disc version that will go to rental outlets like Netflix and Blockbuster.
This is in an effort to make the DVD/Blu-ray available to more consumers, since you can go into any store and buy the same version, and there will be less confusion as to which version to buy.
Also there will be less arguing between friends as to whose version is better, we will all get the same great bonus features.
Read more about all this at Homemediamagazine.com by clicking here!
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sequel to Twilight, the #1 selling DVD of 2009
In the second chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in order to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she’s saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.
Widest Domestic Release: 4,124 theatres
Domestic Box Office: $300M
Order Due Date: 1/19/10
Consumer Pre-Sell Date: 1/26/10
Street Date: 3/20/10
2-Disc National DVD SRP: $32.99
DVD Cat # / UPC: 66113353 / 025192058158
National Blu-Ray SRP: $34.99
Blu-Ray Cat # / UPC: 66113354 / 025192058165
- Includes a revealing AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lambert
- A riveting 6-PART DOCUMENTARY that takes you behind the scenes
- Exclusive band REHEARSAL FOOTAGE with Muse
- MUSIC VIDEOS from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math
Feature Run Time: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating (USA): PG-13
A lucky twilighter won a phone interview with Twilight Saga: New Moon director Chris Weitz, and she has posted a blog about her interview! You can read her original post here!
1.) How nerve-racking was it to know you had to relocate several location for New Moon?
A.) It was really nerve-racking because I thought people would notice and be upset, it was a puzzle to get it just right. The outside of the school is all CGI, we built the stairway for the school and took stills. In the Cullen’s house I also tried to show different rooms in the house to add to the feeling of the house. When Taylor was traveling during Twilight a fan gave him a hand-carved Native American ornament. We used that ornament in Jacob’s room in New Moon.
2.) I know Edward’s car is now a dark silver, but was there any reason for the change?
A.) Availability. Volvo wanted to introduce a new car into the series, instead of the older model. So they provided a newer model, brown Volvo. Immediately we knew it had to be repainted, and chose a dark, non-shiny, black colour. It added more to the first Edward scene in the movie, the feeling is upbeat but the colour of the vehicle adds to the danger lurking.
3.) How did you decide to shoot the scene where the months are passing by, considering the books only name the months that pass?
A.) We originally thought we could use a blank screen with names of the months passing but felt that it was best to portray depression visually. CGI was used and the windows were covered by green screen. We used a robotic camera for revolvement to mimic the original hand camera as much as possible. I’m not sure if you noticed but with each revolvement the room changes, there are less pictures of her friends and the room gets more sparse.