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By Maria Jackson

Twilight Thursdays! Vol. 1 Issue 33

Finally, the official release date & details of the Eclipse DVD are here! And Eclipse passes the $300M mark!
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
None
Standard Blu-Ray
None
 
PLUS — two companion DVDs coming out the same day:
 
MUSIC VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA SOUNDTRACKS, VOLUME 1
Synopsis
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
Synopsis
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. {TNN}
 
But what would YOU like to see in the DVD extras? FearNet has some ideas and I really like where they’re going with this! What do YOU think? Let us know in the comments below!
 
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 ofEclipse 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 PattinsonEclipse 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.
 
One of my favorite bands Florence + The Machine had their song “Heavy in Your Arms” featured on the Eclipse soundtrack. Now, there’s an official video!
 
As you may recall, Eclipse was nominated for several categories in MovieFone’s End of Summer polls. Eclipse has swept them all!
 
Which movie was most worth your cash? The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 71%
 
What was the best chick flick? The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 83.3%
 
Who was summer’s sexiest woman?  Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 61.4%
 
Who was summer’s hottest leading man? Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 68.4%
 
Who was your favorite on-screen couple? Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 83.7%
 
What was the summer’s best sequel/prequel? The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 78.8%
 
What was the best gasp-worthy moment? Bella & Jacob Kiss, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 66.4%
 
 
Bits of Breaking Dawn
To celebrate Reneeseme’s September 10th birthday (considering her rapid aging it’s guessed she’d be between 10-14 in looks), Hollywood Crush decides to list the things they’d like see about her on film.
 
1. The birthing scene
Sorry, Nessie, but this is one we're dying to see. How will Bill Condon and Melissa Rosenbergmake the birthing scene terrifying without making you seem like a monster? After all, you become one of the most beloved characters in the film by "Part 2." We're glad that's their challenge to deal with and not ours!
 
2. Jacob's imprint
Once again, this is a challenge we do not envy Taylor Lautner for having to deal with: falling madly in love with a newborn baby right out of the womb after just one look. Hopefully it will come across as beautifully in the film as it does in the book and doesn't just end up being really creepy. Also, we're really interested to see what exactly Jacob will imprint on, which leads us to our next item.
 
3. CGI or actual person?
This has been the big question all along: Will Renesmee be CGI or an actual girl (or many girls, we guess)? To use a CGI newborn instead of a cute, cuddly little baby seems like the wrong choice, but also, how else will they be able to get across the very many unique characteristics that Renesmee has? We'll be interested to see what the crew comes up with.
 
4. Supernatural abilities
Renesmee is supposed to be a completely unique creature, and she is definitely something we've never seen in the "Twilight" universe before. It will be interesting to see what special effects are used to represent her abilities on the big screen, and how much time will be spent developing how special Renesmee actually is. After all, that will pretty much be the main plot line for the second film.
 
The Stand Up to Cancer charity auction for a chance to visit the Vancouver set of Breaking Dawn is still going on. With one day and a few hours left, the bidding is up to $41,100!
 
Twifun Time!
If Stand Up To Cancer’s charity auction is out of your price range, you may want to check out Twilight Novel Novice’s contest to win a Weekend Gold Pass to the Twi-Tour in Portland, OR. Entry is free, but travel is not included and the contest ends at midnight (PT) on Sunday, September 26th. However, the Gold Pass comes with some awesome privileges:
 
1) You get the VERY BEST reserved seating for daytime convention MAIN AUDITORIUM events, all three days. See all our celebrities up close, great for photographers too! The MAIN AUDITORIUM is where we have star appearances, Q&A, contests, videos, special events, & more.
 
2) FREE in-person autographs from TWILIGHT celebrities in attendance including CATHERINE HARDWICKE, ALEX MERAZ, CHASKE SPENCER, DANIEL CUDMORE, CHARLIE BEWLEY, KIOWA GORDON, BRONSON PELLETIER, ALEX MERAZ and CHASKE SPENCER. You’ll get complimentary in-person autographs from all: AWESOME! You get ONE autograph per celebrity, and have the option to purchase more if offered for individual sale. Note: GOLD PACKAGES do not include PHOTO OPS, those must be purchased separately.
 
3) FREE ADMISSION to The VOLTURI VAMPIRE BALL Saturday Night… Celebrities, music, costumes, dancing, a DJ, surprises, centerpieces, a cash bar and non-stop partying! Guests so far include KIOWA GORDON, BRONSON PELLETIER, DANIEL CUDMORE and CHARLIE BEWLEY.
 
4) YOU ARE FIRST to get autographs for all our signings that are done row by row in the MAIN AUDITORIUM. We go row by row, you are in the first rows: you get the idea!
 
5) Same great seating for Friday Night’s super-fun Karaoke Concert featuring hosting by Wolves KIOWA GORDON and BRONSON PELLETIER (The Wolves are Gonna Howl!)
 
6) GOLD PRE-REGISTRATION: you get to register FIRST during a special pre-registration block of time. While not a necessity, just a benefit, you can get your credentials early and you are set!
 
7) SPECIAL CODED WRISTBANDS: once you get your GOLD coded wristband this allows you immediate entrance for the entire three days so you don’t have to wait again.
 EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISES
 
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Want to take a college level course on Twilight for free? Natalie Wilson of Seduced by Twilight is teaching a class on Twilight and allowing the online fandom to take part. Check out the syllabus and require reading materials here.