Eclipse 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
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).
The finale of any long-running movie franchise feels so incomplete without having a studio run some sort of special movie marathon. Think of it as the penultimate event before you wave farewell to a beloved story, well that is until a studio reboots it. So like The Lord of the Rings, or The Avengers, The Twilight Saga is getting its very own movie marathon before the showing of the final chapter of the film franchise.
And like most movie marathons, this one will be shown one day before the official release of the final film. The Twilight Saga is made up of five films, which were adapted from four books. The fourth and final book was adapted into two parts.
Another of the insta-reboots (along with new takes on Spider-Man and Fantastic Four) currently in development at various studios is Daredevil, the Marvel comic book title that was turned into a 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck for 20th Century Fox.
The ’03 movie cost $78 million to make and went on to bring in about $179 million worldwide. It also faced pretty mediocre critical reception — both being assumed reasons Fox has decided they wanted to give it another run. A reboot has been known about for a while, but the studio has now found someone to develop the project and possibly direct it, as well.
Fox has hired David Slade, who recently directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, to develop a brand new take on the Daredevil story. It’s assumed that once everything comes together, Slade would also be the man to direct. Eclipse cost $68 million to make and went on to bring in almost $700 million worldwide.
During E!’s coverage of the Academy Awards Red Carpet arrivals last night, host Ryan Seacrest teased that there would be a special musical nod to Twilight about halfway through the Oscars ceremony. At the time I could not imagine what could be planned and why exactly was Twilight being incorporated into the Academy Awards.
About halfway through the show, there was a music video montage with scenes from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 that were doctored to make it seem as those the actors were singing. To add some humor to it, the dialogue was auto-tuned.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse is available as a digital rental all this weekend for only $1.99 through Amazon’s Video On Demand.
This deal is valid through Sunday, February 19, 2011, until midnight PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Video On Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $14.99.
Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of the movie, the following editions of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program: 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, Single-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and Single-Disc Blu-ray. That means with the purchase of any version, you will be able to watch the movie instantly through Amazon’s Video On Demand (see more details about this below).