TWILIGHT FOREVER: THE COMPLETE SAGA Blu-ray Review

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Here’s what I can tell you about Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga: no box-set will ever recreate the excitement you had while seeing these movies for the first time among hundreds of your peers.  Having seen every one of them at a midnight showing, I can attest that there is very little a Blu-ray can do to recreate the experience.  Twilight Forever sure tries, however, adding in fan-friendly bonus features and packaging it all up in a photo album flipbook that holds each movie and bonus feature disc in a different cast vignette.  If you’re into Twilight, there’s a good chance you already own all of these movies – but let’s be honest, you’re probably going to want this box-set anyway.  Hit the jump to read my full review of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, the newest addition to your Twilight collection.

Director Bill Condon Reveals He Created a Supercut of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – Parts 1 and 2

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Although he was in attendance at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his great new film The Fifth Estate, when I spoke to director Bill Condon at the press junket, I landed an interesting bit of news about his last two films, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2.  Even though there’s a huge box-set for the complete series coming out this fall, Condon revealed the existence of his own personal cut of the last two films that merge them into one, epic supercut.  He says this was to combine both parts into one movie to be more like reading the final Twilight novel in a single issue, and for fans who might be interested in seeing it.  Unfortunately, there’s no word on just when this supercut will see the light.  Hit the jump for more.

Watch the Awkward “Morning After” Deleted Scene from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 Extended Edition Blu-ray

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Before we get to the home video release of the final installment in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Lionsgate is readying the release of an extended edition of Part 1 on Blu-ray.  We recently learned that the extended edition includes 8 minutes of deleted and extended scenes put back into the film, and today one such scene has been released online: the “morning after” sequence.  As you may or may not be aware, the entire plot of Breaking Dawn – Part 1 consists of Kristen Stewart’s Bella and Robert Pattinson’s Edward getting married, bumping uglies, and having a baby.  This new scene, which I can only assume was deleted because of its alarming awkwardness-factor, features the two characters conversing over breakfast the morning after Edward deflowered Bella, breaking the bead in half in the process.

Hit the jump to take a look at the clip, and click here to read the Blu-ray details.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition hits Blu-ray on March 2nd.

Summit Announces THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 EXTENDED EDITION With 8 Minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes; Watch the Trailer

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If you’re a Twilight fan, you might want to circle March 2nd on your calendars.  That’s because Summit is releasing an extended cut of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on home video that weekend which includes eight minutes of new and extended scenes added back in by director Bill Condon.   He said in the press release:

“As Twilight series devotees know, there was a lot of ground to cover in adapting Breaking Dawn to the screen.  Between the wedding, the honeymoon, the birth, and everything in between, naturally there were things that didn’t make it into our final cut.  But I wanted to make sure that for all the Twihards out there, there was a chance to see some of these cut scenes – several of which are fan favorites from the book.”

Hit the jump for the cover art, full press release, and a trailer for the extended edition.

Weekend Box Office: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, SKYFALL and LINCOLN Claim Top Three for Third Week in a Row

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Box office rankings were frozen in time this weekend as the top three films remained unchanged for a third straight frame. Once again, top honors went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, closely followed by Skyfall.  Spielberg’s Lincoln claimed third. There were also two new releases, though neither hailed from a major studio. The Weinstein Co.’s Killing Them Softly had the most promise, but not even Brad Pitt’s presence could push the drama to $10 million on this notoriously low-grossing weekend.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 $17,400,000 $254.5
2.  Skyfall $17,000,000 $246
3.  Lincoln $13,509,000 $83.6
4.  Rise of the Guardians $13,500,000 $48.9
5.  Life of Pi $12,000,000 $48.3
6.  Wreck-It Ralph $7,020,000 $158.2
7.  Killing Them Softly $7,000,000 $7
8.  Red Dawn $6,550,000 $31.3
9.  Flight $4,140,000 $81.5
10.  The Collection
$3,400,000 $3.4

Weekend Box Office: Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Holiday Led by Holdovers BREAKING DAWN PART 2 and SKYFALL; Slow Start for RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

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After a slow start on Wednesday and Thursday, the domestic box office roared to life on Black Friday and ended with the highest five-day Thanksgiving frame of all time. Holdovers were the main course, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall and Lincoln claiming the top three spots. But audiences also made room for new arrivals, including Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, the long-delayed Red Dawn remake and the CGI-animated Rise of the Guardians.

Title Weekend Total
1. Breaking Dawn Part 2 $43,070,000 $226.9
2. Skyfall $36,000,000 $221.7
3. Lincoln $25,020,000 $62.1
4. Rise of the Guardians $24,025,000 $32.6
5. Life of Pi $22,000,000 $30.1
6. Wreck-It Ralph $16.760,000 $149.5
7. Red Dawn $14,600,000 $22
8. Flight $8,600,000 $74.8
9. Silver Linings Playbook $4,623,000 $6.4
10. Argo $3,875,000 $98.1

Weekend Box Office: $141.3 Million Debut for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Falls Just Short of Franchise Record

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No records were broken but The Twilight Saga went out the way it came in: huge. From 4,070 locations, Breaking Dawn Part 2 took in an estimated $141.3 million – topping the $138.1 million of last year’s Breaking Dawn Part 1 but falling slightly under the series’ record of $142.8 million set by New Moon. Worldwide, Twilight’s swan song has brought in over $340 million since its release which makes you wonder – how long before Summit can get a prequel in the works?

Title Weekend Total
1.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 $141,300,000 $141.3
2.  Skyfall $41,500,000 $161.3
3.  Lincoln $21,000,000 $22.4
4.  Wreck-It Ralph $18,312,000 $121.4
5.
 Flight $8,615,000 $61.3
6.  Argo $4,070,000 $92
7.  Taken 2 $2,100,000 $121.6
8.  Pitch Perfect $1,260,000 $61
9.  Here Comes the Boom $1,200,000 $41
10.  Cloud Atlas $900,000 $24.8

Friday Box Office: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Misses Franchise Opening Record with $71.2 Million on First Day

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Estimates are in for the opening day of Breaking Dawn Part 2 and, as expected, it’s a monster. Summit Entertainment is reporting that, from 4,070 locations, the final chapter in The Twilight Saga took in a reported $71.2 million. As big as that is (and it is the sixth highest first day of all time), it is not a record for the franchise. It is slightly under the starts of both 2009’s New Moon ($72.7 million) and last year’s Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($71.6 million). To make things more complicated, the Friday estimate for Breaking Dawn Part 2 includes the film’s Thursday 10 pm previews, which adds a little asterisk to the stats. Yesterday, we told you that Part 2 took in $30.4 million from its 10 pm and midnight shows combined; and because no one knows exactly how much those Thursday screenings produced, it remains difficult to rank the last Twilight against its predecessors – none of which debuted before midnight. Putting Thursday aside, no should be confused about how big the last Twilight will be. Though weekend projections have been scaled back – from over $150 million yesterday to less-than Breaking Dawn Part 1’s $138.1 million today – either way, Twilight 5 will wind up with one of the highest openings of 2012. Add in the $38.8 million the film has already earned overseas and Breaking Dawn Part 2 will close the Twilight Saga out in style. We’ll have full box office coverage on Sunday, including details on Lincoln.

Title Friday Total
1. Breaking Dawn Part 2 $71,200,000 $71.2
2. Skyfall $12,350,000 $132.1
3. Lincoln $6,366,00 $7.7
4. Wreck-It Ralph $4,424,000 $107.5
5. Flight $2,500,000 $55.2

THE TWILIGHT SAGA Marathon Coming to Theaters on November 15

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The Twilight franchise comes to an end this November with the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, but the series is planning on going out with a bang.  Summit announced today that “The Twilight Saga Marathon” will invade theaters across the country on November 15th, a day before the wide release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  Fans will be treated to all four previous Twilight films on the big screen, followed by the premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at 10pm local time; a full two hours before the midnight screenings begin.

Marathon-goers will be privy to exclusive content that will play between the films as well as a collectible event lanyard to keep their tickets close.  Though the Twilight series gets derided plenty, Summit certainly knows how to treat the franchise’s legion of fans.  More detailed information will be released soon, but in the meantime check out trailers for all the previous films followed by the full press release after the jump.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens everywhere on November 16th.

THE HUNGER GAMES and BRIDESMAIDS Lead 2012 MTV Movie Awards

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Since the MTV Movie Awards air in the middle of the summer, they’re allowed to pull from successful spring pictures.  This year, they’ve done exactly that and awarded The Hunger Games with eight nominations.  However, MTV didn’t forget the movies of last summer, and also gave eight nods to Bridesmaids.  As for the other nominees, the Twilight series has always dominated the MTV Movie Awards in the past, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 only pulled in two nominations this year.  It may be a case of out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new, but it’s worth noting that this was the first year where nominees were chosen by a panel of industry insiders instead of online voting.  I don’t know why MTV made that change (it’s not like anyone can make the awards more respectable), but fans will still get to choose the winners.  While the MTV Movie Awards are really more of a platform for funny sketches and showing clips from upcoming movies, an awards ceremony that allows you to give Drive an award for “A Real Hero” can’t be all bad.

Hit the jump to check out the nominees.  The 2012 MTV Movie Awards air live on June 3rd at 9/8c.

Weekend Box Office – THE HUNGER GAMES Hits $155 Million for Third Highest Opening of All Time!

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The worst-kept secret in show biz is out: The Hunger Games is a hit of record-breaking proportions.  From its 10,000 prints at 4,137 locations, the film earned an estimated $155 million this weekend, blowing away the previous March record of $116.1 million.  The figure also stands as the third-highest opening of all-time and the single highest debut for a non-sequel. Score one for breathless, wall-to-wall media saturation!

Title Weekend Total
1 The Hunger Games $155, 000,000 $155
2 21 Jump Street $21,300,000 $71
3 The Lorax $13,100,000 $177.3
4 John Carter $5,010,000 $62.3
5 Act of Valor $2,062,000 $65.9
6 Project X $1,950,000 $51.7
7 A Thousand Words $1,900,000 $15.4
8 October Baby $1,718,000 $1.9
9 Safe House $1,390,000 $122.5
10 Journey 2 $1,370,000 $97.1

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 Special Edition Blu-ray Review

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The Twilight Saga franchise has touched the hearts of millions of book readers and fans around the world. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 has a little bit of something for everyone; the much anticipated wedding scene, the appearance of Bella’s wedding dress, the honeymoon, and the birth scene. I loved its predecessors Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse but Breaking Dawn – Part 1 has to be my favorite film so far since it fulfilled all of my expectations. Hit the jump to read my review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 special edition Blu-ray.

First Clip from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2

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Twilight fans waited eagerly last night for the midnight release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on DVD and Blu-ray. Target rewarded their customers with an exclusive clip from the sequel and series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Fans can rest assured that if author Stephanie Meyer decides to write more Twilight books, Lionsgate will be on board to make the feature adaptations. In the meantime, the trailer for Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will run ahead of The Hunger Games when it debuts in theaters on March 23rd. Breaking Dawn – Part 2 starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart lands in theaters November 16th. Hit the jump to check out the clip.

Collider is Looking for a TWILIGHT Superfan to Review THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 on Blu-ray

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While we have a lot of great writers on Collider, I’ve decided to locate a Twilight super fan to review our copy of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on Blu-ray.  I’m not looking for someone who thinks it’s the greatest movie ever made, and I’m not looking for someone who hates it either. I’m trying to find someone who loves the books and the films and can do an objective review while also writing about all the special features, commentaries, and the extra things on the Blu-ray.  If you think you’ve got what it takes, hit the jump:

Go Behind the Scenes of The Wedding Scene from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1

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Excitement! Yet another noteworthy release date is just around the corner for Twilight fans, as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits DVD shelves on February 10th. To build anticipation for the release (because it’s seriously lacking in anticipation), a behind-the-scenes clip from the DVD’s special features has been released. This isn’t just any behind-the-scenes featurette, as it takes fans on the set during the filming of the all-important wedding scene. Director Bill Condon describes his intention with the scene, and Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart make out. It’s good times all around.

Hit the jump to check out the clip. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits DVD shelves February 11th. As we previously reported, select Target stores will be hosting the world premiere of a scene from Breaking Dawn – Part 2 during the midnight DVD release.

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