What with all the excitement about the release of the new trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, you might have forgotten that New Moon is poised to bow on DVD and Blu-ray at 12:01 AM on Saturday, March 20th. But instead of heading out to your neighborhood video retailer, both Comcast and DirecTV have some motivation for you to watch the flick via their VOD channels in the form of exclusive bonus material including director commentary, making-of, theatrical clips, and assorted documentaries.
Home Media Magazine broke it down for us as follows:
The director’s commentary exclusive to Comcast features 13 minutes of Chris Weitz discussing a number of favorite New Moon scenes, including Bella’s birthday party, Bella’s cliff dive, Bella rescuing Edward in Italy, Bella’s first encounter with the Volturi, and the Bella/Jacob rain scene below. A separate cable industry exclusive includes the documentary “Life After Twilight”, which takes a look at how the actors’ lives have changed following the phenomenal success of the first movie in the franchise.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon – Commentary Clip (Rain Scene)
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DirecTV’s VOD subscribers [will] have free access to two special features, including “The Subtle Details”, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at New Moon’s production design, costuming, and related material, and “Chris Weitz Takes the Helm”, documenting the transition from Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, to New Moon director Chris Weitz and his vision of the future of the series.
As of now we haven’t been able to dig up which other cable/satellite providers might be offering similar supplemental features, but as we learn more, we’ll be sure to pass it on.
If you’re not among Comcast or DirecTV subscribers, then you might decide to brave the crowds at one of the many “release parties” across the country. To find one in your area, click the image on the right, which will take you to the official New Moon website, which has the full rundown of locales according to your zip code.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be released on a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Special Edition Blu-ray. Both are packed with bonus features including an audio commentary with director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert; a six-part behind-the-scenes documentary; band rehearsal footage with Muse; music videos; and more.
SYNOPSIS: 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.
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