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Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2 Extended Editions
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2 Blu-ray review

Breaking Dawn Part 1 & 2
Blu-ray
Directed by Bill Condon
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, Sarah Clarke, Booboo Stewart, Alex Rice, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy
Lionsgate Films / Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13
117 minutes
Release Date: October 23, 2018

Breaking Dawn was the final book in the Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga series, and it was so full, it had to be broken into 2 movies. Parts 1 and 2 revolve around the marriage, pregnancy, birth, and childhood of Edward and Bella’s (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart) little family, which now include Reneesmee and Jacob (Mackenzie Foy,Taylor Lautner).

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Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Extended Edition
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Blu-ray review

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
Rated PG-13
130 minutes
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).

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Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: New Moon Extended Edition
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Extended Edition Blu-ray review

New Moon
Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Chris Weitz
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, Rachelle Lefevre, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Bewley, Christopher Heyerdahl, Chaske Spencer, Chaske Spencer, Daniel Cudmore, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos
Lionsgate Films / Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13
130 minutes
Release Date: October 23, 2018

The opening dream scene in the meadow gets me every time as Bella sees herself as old with Edward. I think it is a beautiful concept as Bella (Kristen Stewart) worries about aging while her true vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson) stays forever young at seventeen, and will not turn her. It’s Bella’s birthday, and as much as she “doth” protests, everyone reminds her of the celebrating. She really doesn’t get Edward’s attitude, until her disastrous birthday party at the Cullens where she almost becomes dessert that Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) explains it all to her.

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Blu-ray Review: Twilight 4K Ultra HD (Extended Edition)
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Twilight 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review

Twilight
4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
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, Rachelle Lefevre, Cam Gigandet, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos
Lionsgate Home Entertainment | Summit Entertainment
PG-13 | 122 minutes
Release Date: October 23, 2018

Catherine Hardwicke‘s Twilight started the craze in 2008 with teens everywhere taking sides as either Team Edward or Team Jacob. Based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, young Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) was the envy of every girl, to have the heart of sparkly vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and abs-olutely hunky Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

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Scripts Selected For ‘The Twilight Saga’ Short Films Coming To Facebook
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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 2 07

The sparkling vampires are coming to Facebook.

Six screenplays have been selected for The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga, a planned series of short films based on characters from the Twilight universe that will be released on Facebook, according to THR.

The criteria for the scripts, which were chosen by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate, Women In Film, Facebook, and Volvo, were that each one had to center on one character from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide in a story set before Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart in the films) arrived in Forks, WA, where the Cullen vampire clan resides; also, the screenwriters had to be female and at least 13 years old.

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eBook Deal: ‘The Twilight Saga’ Books & ‘The Host’ For Under $3 Each
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Twilight

The Kindle eBook deal of the day over at Amazon is today is the Stephenie Meyer Novels, including The Twilight Saga and The Host for $2.99 or less for each title.

The Host – $1.99
Twilight – $2.99
New Moon – $2.99
Eclipse – $2.99
Breaking Dawn – $2.99
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella – $1.99

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Summit Says ‘The Twilight Saga’ Will Not Be Rebooted
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The Twilight Saga

A while back when Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment, it was revealed in completely unsurprising fashion that a reboot of their mega-hit Twilight Saga franchise was a very real possibility.

Everyone else seems to be insta-booting their blockbuster-caliber properties—after successful and unsuccessful attempts alike—so it makes plenty of sense for Lionsgate to want to keep milking as much money out of Twilight as they can. And with their two-part adaptation of the final book in the Stephenie Meyer book series, Breaking Dawn, set close things out this coming fall season, the options were to reboot everything and start from scratch or wait for Meyer to write inevitable future installments.

Now, according to Lionsgate co-chairman Rob Friedman, it could be the latter instead of the former that the suits are leaning toward.

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eBook Deal: ‘Twilight’ (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) For $2.99
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Twilight

To coincide with Valentine’s Day today, the Kindle eBook deal of the day over at Amazon is TwilightThe Twilight Saga, Book 1 – by Stephenie Meyer for only $2.99 (that’s 63% off the list price of $7.99).

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Friday, February 14, 2012, until 11:59pm PST.

If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Twilight, the book is also available in trade paperback for $7.91, while the paperback is $7.99 and is part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page).

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‘Inglourious Basterds’ Star Diane Kruger Joins Adaptation Of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’
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The Host

Diane Kruger, the German actress who’s starred in such films as Troy, National Treasure, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, has entered into negotiations to join the cast of The Host, an adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer‘s sci-fi book of the same name.

The actress would join a cast that already includes Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna), Max Irons (Dorian Gray, Red Riding Hood) and Jake Abel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, I Am Number Four).

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Lionsgate Acquires Summit Entertainment; Hints At More ‘Twilight Saga’
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The Twilight Saga

It was announced Friday that Lionsgate had completed an acquisition of Summit Entertainment for a grand total of $412.5 million. And while that sounds like a lot of coin, the purchase comes with a little franchise called The Twilight Saga, which has already inexplicably brought in over $2.5 BILLION in worldwide box office…as we can only look on, stunned, shaking our heads.

The one great thing (for said stunned head-shaking public, anyway) about The Twilight Saga was the fact that we knew that after they drew it out as long as possible and milked every penny they could out of their fans, it would be done and over with. Such a silly thing for us to hope for.

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