Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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Director: David Slade

Cast: David Slade, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

     
 

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The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. See more details below

Overview

The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. Melissa Rosenberg provides the screenplay for the Summit Entertainment adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, with director David Slade calling the shots behind the camera. Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast as Victoria, the role originally played by Rachelle Lefevre in the first film.

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Eclipse is the third installment in the Twilight Saga, but unlike the previous films this one feels like a deserving blockbuster, with a faster-paced story and more action. Of course, the things that make a Twilight film what it is -- teenage romance and bloody danger -- still remain, but this film feels less sappy and more urgent while at the same time avoiding the hormonal deluge of Twilight and the sleepiness of New Moon. Director David Slade nails the tone and intercuts bouts of breezy romance, sexual tension, and suspenseful action, while screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg skillfully translates Stephenie Meyer's prose into a digestible and coherent narrative. Some of the themes stay the same, but Eclipse gets right to the thing that makes this franchise so popular: the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. It's the ultimate fantasy -- a young girl is forced to choose between two equally tall, dark, and broody men who yearn for her. This desire leads to conflict, and Bella finds herself stuck between the vampire she loves and the wolf she's falling for. In Eclipse, Edward is determined to marry Bella and Bella wants to lose her soul and virginity to her broody vampire beau. Edward wants to keep her pure and living as long as he can, and so does Jacob for that matter, who gets angry after Bella tells him that she'll become a bloodsucker after graduation. After the requisite reintroductions of minor characters, the film picks up quickly. Victoria's back, but this time she's created herself an army of newborn vampires -- undisciplined yet powerful and extremely dangerous. In order to protect Bella, an unlikely alliance forms between the wolf pack and the Cullens, which leads to Edward and Jacob teaming up -- and bumping heads -- all in a bid to keep her safe and win her heart. Rosenberg broadens the series' scope, this time incorporating backstories for supporting characters Jasper and Rosalie and adding meatier rolls for Bryce Dallas Howard and Dakota Fanning, but most importantly, Bella and Edward are allowed a wider range of emotions. The sexual tension between stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson is pretty hot, and despite the fact that all they really do is kiss, the chemistry is definitely there. Both actors seem more comfortable in their roles -- though Taylor Lautner stands out as the shape-shifting werewolf making Bella's decision that much more difficult. But like all the Twilight films, there's a balancing act between swooning cheesiness and gothic slaughter. With sweeping shots of the mountains of British Columbia as stand-ins for Forks and slightly better special effects than in previous Twilight films, Slade alternates between suspense and romance with careful precision. There are times when the film pokes fun at itself -- like when the Cullens joke about throwing a party because "how many times are you going to graduate from high school?" or when Edward comments to Bella about a shirtless Jacob, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" -- but true fans will love this installment, which is easily the best so far in the series, for the simple fact that Eclipse is the film in which Bella finally chooses between Edward and Jacob.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2010
UPC:
0025192083280
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:04:00
Sales rank:
38,357

Special Features

Includes two audion commentaries with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart and Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey; Become the ultimate The Twilight Saga: Eclipse insider with a 6-part making-of documentary; See even more with deleted & extended scenes; Relive every moment with the photo gallery; Watch your favorite scenes over and over in Edward fast forward and Jacob fast forward; Plus music videos from muse and metric

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristen Stewart Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner Jacob Black
Billy Burke Charlie Swan
Bryce Dallas Howard Victoria
Dakota Fanning Jane
Peter Facinelli Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser Esme Cullen
Jackson Rathbone Jasper Hale
Kellan Lutz Emmett Cullen
Ashley Greene Alice Cullen
Nikki Reed Rosalie Hale
Anna Kendrick Jessica
Michael Welch Mike
Justin Chon Eric
Christian Serratos Angela
Xavier Samuel Riley
Gil Birmingham Billy Black
Sarah Clarke Renee
Jodelle Ferland Bree
Paul Jarrett Mr. Biers
Iris Quinn Mrs. Biers
Kiowa Gordon Embry Call
Tyson Houseman Quil Ateara
Bronson Pelletier Jared
Alex Meraz Paul
Julia Jones Leah Clearwater
Tinsel Korey Emily
Chaske Spencer Sam Uley
Alex Rice Sue Clearwater
Boo Boo Stewart Seth
Peter Murphy The Cold One
William Belleau Quileute Warrior
Justin Rain Quileute Warrior
Monique Ganderton Beautiful Vampiress
Byron Chief-Moon Taha Aki
Mariel Belanger Third Wife
Jack Huston Royce King
Dawn Chubai Female Reporter
Ben Geldreich John
Daniel Cudmore Felix
Cameron Bright Alec
Charlie Bewley Demetri
Leah Gibson Nettie
Kirsten Prout Lucy
Cainan Wiebe Newborn Boy
Catalina Sandino Moreno Maria

Technical Credits
David Slade Director
Javier Aguirresarobe Cinematographer
Stuart Aikins Casting
Art Jones Editor
Paul Denham Austerberry Production Designer
Bill Bannerman Co-producer
Marty Bowen Executive Producer
Sean Cossey Casting
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Rene Haynes Casting
Barbara Kelly Production Manager
Isaac Klausner Associate Producer
James Kusan Sound Mixer
Robin Mathews Makeup
Sheila Miller Set Decoration/Design
Tish Monaghan Costumes/Costume Designer
Greg Mooradian Executive Producer
Mark Morgan Executive Producer
L. Justin Muller Asst. Director
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Alexandra Patsavas Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Porlier Makeup
WCT Productions Makeup Special Effects
Nancy Richardson Editor
Melissa Rosenberg Screenwriter
Karen Rosenfelt Producer
Rodrigo Segovia Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Shatz Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Jeremy Stanbridge Art Director
Bill Terezakis Makeup Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Twilight Saga: Eclipse
1. Fire or Ice [8:46]
2. Roundtrip Tickets [8:49]
3. Checking to See If You Are Still Human [7:39]
4. Doesn't He Own a Shirt? [5:02]
5. Our Magic Awakens When They Are Near [6:24]
6. You Wouldn't Have to Change Me [6:46]
7. I Was a Little Theatrical Back Then [6:41]
8. This is the Time to Make Mistakes [5:20]
9. Never Go For the Obvious Kill [4:36]
10. Battle Scars [2:12]
11. Edward is Old School [3:48]
12. Do Me the Honor [6:52]
13. Carrying Bella to Safety [6:37]
14. Attempt to Control Your Thoughts [5:32]
15. That Should Have Been Our First Kiss [6:11]
16. She Knew You Would Be With Me [4:27]
17. The Volturi Don't Give Second Chances [7:24]
18. It's Where I Belong [8:33]

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