"What's a Twilight fan to do during the long, agonizing wait until Breaking Dawn Part 1 hits theaters in November 2011?
If you're like us, you're obsessing over the newly announced home video release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which hits shelves December 4, 2010 packed with special features, commentaries, and more on DVD and Blu-ray.
In fact, the list of extra material was so tantalizing that it momentarily distracted from reading the Stephenie Meyer-endorsed The Hunger Games, and we started thinking… what do we really want to see in the Eclipse bonus features?
The Gore We Were Promised, Kinda
Eclipse director David Slade, who made all sorts of delicious red stuff spill in the snow in his other vampire flick 30 Days of Night, kept things pretty PG-13 for the Twilight crowd. But back in June, he told us that at least one of his vampire battle decapitation shots was too hot for the MPAA's sensibilities. ("We had this one part in the battle where Emmett just tears someone's face off," he said. "The face kind of breaks off into pieces of crystal that shatter.")
Will we get to see extended, unused footage of Emmett ripping some vampire faces off on Blu-ray, even if they shatter bloodlessly like pieces of marble? Let's hope.
What Rosalie Did to Those Horrible Old-Timey Men
In Eclipse, stiff old Rosalie (Nikki Reed) finally got to loosen up a bit, telling her origin story in flashback: After being raped by a gang of men and left for dead, she returns newly vampirized like a bride from hell to wreak bloody revenge on her attackers. In other words, it's Rosalie's I Spit On Your Grave moment -- and we'd like nothing more than to see a deleted scene of her tearing that cad Jack Huston limb from limb.
Victoria and Riley's Vampire Love Nest
There were no indications that they'd shot such a scene for the film, but this being our fantasy list of Eclipse bonus material, we wish we could get a peek at Victoria's hidden love nest as described in the spin-off novella The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. (Read our book review here.) This is where Riley has his sexy rendezvous with Victoria and where he gets his orders to lead the newborns to the fight in the clearing, unaware that he's just a pawn in Victoria's game, and it's also where more than one unfortunate young bloodsucker meets their end.
(While we're at it, we'd LOVE to see more of Jodelle Ferland as Bree, the confused newborn given a second chance by Carlisle who meets her fate at the hands of the Volturi. Bree's first kill, her adventures with her ill-fated mate, Diego, even her last-act psychic exchange with Edward Cullen -- they're all fascinatingly drawn events in Meyer's supplemental novel that would be nice to see included in the comprehensive filmed version of Eclipse that, alas, only exists in our minds.)
Taylor Lautner in That Infamous Spandex Wolf Suit
Our fingers are crossed the hardest for a glimpse of Taylor Lautner in the gray spandex suit he wore on set to help co-star Kristen Stewart visualize Jacob in wolf form. Slade described the scene: "He came in and he put out his fist, and she kind of nuzzled his fist and stroked his hair." Somewhere in the Six-Part Making-of Documentary included on both the DVD and Blu-ray editions, there's got to be at least one shot. Forget those silly jean cut-offs. The fans demand Taylor in spandex!
Last But Not Least, We Want To See KStew and RPattz Confirming Their Love on the Record
Hey, don't judge. Who among us won't be listening hard to the Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson Eclipse commentary track for clues and dead giveaways or some public acknowledgement of their alleged off-screen relationship? Expect the same kind of awkward, random banter from these two that we got on the first Twilight release, in which they shared a commentary track with director Catherine Hardwicke -- especially when it comes to the fan-favorite "leg hitch" make-out scene, the tent scene, and KStew's hot and heavy lip-smacking scenes with both of her leading men.
For now, we'll have to wait and see if any of our Eclipse Blu-ray wishes come true… check out the announced list of extra features below and mark your shopping calendars for December 4, 2010...
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE DVD/Blu-Ray hits shelves December 4, 2010! Not only will you be able to own the movie nationwide that day, but you can also get every available special feature (including audio commentaries w/ Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Stephenie Meyer) in one place when you buy the 2-Disc National DVD or the Blu-ray/DVD Combo!?
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
2-Disc Special Edition DVD
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes- Six-Part Making of Documentary (90 minutes)
- Photo Gallery
- Jump To… Edward
- Jump To… Jacob
- Music Videos (Metric, Muse)
Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
- Audio Commentary w/ Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Audio Commentary w/ Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey (both DVD & Blu-Ray sides)
- Eight Deleted & Extended Scenes (Blu-Ray side only)
- Six-Part Making of Documentary (standard and PIP mode, both on Blu-Ray side only)
- Photo Gallery (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Edward (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Jacob (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Love Triangle (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Cullens (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Wolfpack (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… The Humans (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Victoria's Army (Blu-Ray side only)
- Jump To… Action Sequences (Blu-Ray side only)
- Music Videos (Blu-Ray side only)
Single Disc DVD
Also, here is release information for two companion DVDs released on the same day as THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE!
MUSIC VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA SOUNDTRACKS, VOLUME 1
This unprecedented release features a collection of music videos and live performances from bands featured on the Billboard Chart topping soundtracks from The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. Connect with the artists as they perform the songs that channel the emotions of Twilight fans through music. Enjoy original music videos and never-been-seen live performances all on one release.
DESTINATION FORKS: THE REAL WORLD OF TWILIGHT
Over 250,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to Forks to breathe in the reality that inspired Stephenie Meyer's epic saga – have you?
Destination Forks is a must-have for any Twilight Saga fan. Divided into three segments: Twilight Tour, Moods of Twilight, and Twihards, each segment is a unique journey that takes you deeper into the real world Twilight universe.
- In Twilight Tour cruise through the actual streets of Forks, Washington stopping at the real sites, homes, and businesses as highlighted in the Saga.
- In Moods of Twilight take a virtual walk through the mystical woods, mountains, rivers, and other gorgeous locations of Forks & La Push.
- In Twihards travel around the globe and meet the real life people that make up the greatest fan community in the world.?