I should probably feel awkward or uncomfortable writing a good review for a “Twilight” movie but I don’t. After three movies I’ve come to grips that I am one out of maybe ten guys in the world over thirty comfortable saying I like the “Twilight” films and books. “30 Days of Night” director David Slade helming “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” did nothing but encourage my likeness for the sparkly vamp series.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” continues the story with “Bella once again finding herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” as a movie is the most well-balanced of the three big-screen adaptations. There’s romance, drama, and definitely more thrills which all seem evenly distributed with Slade in the director’s chair. It feels grander in scope production-wise.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is definitely darker in tone and at times breaks the “safety” barrier of teen scares. I’m not saying that true horror aficionados should get excited, but “Eclipse” is still way more “genre”-oriented than the first two. There are times where you can see similarities in the visuals and camerawork of “30 Days of Night” in “Eclipse.“
You know, I could totally flame “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in this review and it wouldn’t even matter. That’s just reality. Every fan of “Twilight” whether they liked the movie or not is going to buy it on DVD. It’s a must-have for all of them, period. All I’m doing is helping them to decide what version to buy and maybe get some non-believers to check the movie out and give it a chance.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” comes in four different package choices. The smartest choice would obviously be the Single-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo, which features the movie in both formats plus a ton of special features. These would include Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart; Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey; and a Six-part “Making of” documentary (Picture-in-Picture feature on BD side only) On both the DVD and Blu-ray sides. Then on the blu-ray side only you’ve got Deleted & extended scenes; Photo gallery; Music videos; Fast-Forward: Edward (Jump to all your favorite Edward scenes); Fast-Forward: Jacob (Jump to all your favorite Jacob scenes); Fast-Forward: Love Triangle, and Fast-Forward: The Cullens.
You can also get “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in a Blu-ray single-disc edition or regular DVD format two-disc or single-disc editions. Each one has different mixes of the Special Features so pick the one that is to your liking.
Technical Specifications for the Blu-ray side of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Combo pack include 1080p Video resolution; 2.40:1 Aspect ratio; English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio; and English SDH and Spanish Subtitles. The regular format DVD side includes all the specs above minus 1080p Video resolution.
Source: Yahoo! Movies