Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Extended Edition
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Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by David Slade
Written by Melissa Rosenberg
Based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer
Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Gil Birmingham, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Xavier Samuel, Sarah Clarke, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Tinsel Korey, Bronson Pelletier, Julia Jones, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos
Lionsgate Films / Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13
130 minutes
Release Date: October 23, 2018

Eclipse, the third film in The Twilight Saga franchise, starts off in dark and rainy Seattle, where a young college student from Forks, Riley Biers (Xavier Samuel), is being chased and hunted by something. Turns out, it is Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard), who turns him so he can build her a vampire army. She still wants revenge on Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) for killing her boyfriend James in the first movie, by killing his love Bella (Kristen Stewart).

Alice has a vision and the newspapers scream “serial killer,” so the Cullens get ready to do battle. They realize that Victoria is in charge of this mess, and the Cullens know they are outnumbered. They accept (Edward reluctantly) the assistance of the werewolves, of course including Jacob (Taylor Lautner), to help protect Bella. The boys aren’t happy about it, but go along with it because they both love her.

Bella, in turn, finally realizes she loves both of them, and this is where the true “TEAM EDWARD” and “TEAM JACOB” came from. Jacob and Edward spend a lot of time bickering while trying to protect her with a few zongers thrown in, “Doesn’t he own a shirt?” Bella does love Jacob, but Edward is her true love and he finally kills Victoria for her, after a fierce werewolf-Cullen-newbie vamp battle.

Wedding plans are afoot!

Like the previous 2 films, I am really enjoying revisiting these gems even more than the first time around.

Special features:

Audio Commentary with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: Enjoy one of the best films of the franchise with the 2 leads as they take you through their story.

Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey: Or maybe you would like some insights from the author of the novels, Meyer, or producer, Godfrey.

The Making of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 6-Part documentary: This includes Introducing the director, pre-production, post-production, and all the juicy parts in-between.

Deleted and Extended Scenes: Director David Slade introduces the extended and deleted scenes.

Jump To: What scenes interest you the most? You can jump to Edward, Jacob, the Cullens, the wolfpack, the humans, Victoria’s army, or the action sequences.

Photo Gallery: You can watch a gorgeous slide show or just click on whatever pics you want from a plethora of production images and stills from the movie.

Music Videos: Two videos for delightful viewing – “Neutron Star Collision” by Muse and “Eclipse (all yours)” by Metric.

Twilight comes in 4K Ultra HDâ„¢ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and all five of The Twilight Saga films on Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack (2 Blu-rays, 1 DVD, plus Digital) and Digital 4K Ultra HDâ„¢!

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