Well, New Moon will arrive on store shelves Saturday, March 20th, but it appears that not all New Moon DVDs are built alike. In an effort to woo consumers to purchase the DVD from their stores, several retailers are sweetening the deal with special gifts, extra content, and exclusive packaging.
First of all, it looks like all DVD's will contain the standard 2-disc set--the movie and these special features: A revealing AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lambert; a riveting 6-PART DOCUMENTARY that takes you behind the scenes; exclusive band REHEARSAL FOOTAGE with Muse; and MUSIC VIDEOS from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mutemath.
So, Which New Moon DVD should you buy? Let's take a look at all the different offers... Keep in mind that some of these offers are available online only, and some of them will also be available in stores. Check with each retailer by clicking on the links below.. Almost all of these retailers also offer the Blu-Ray version as well, most of the with the same special gifts as the DVD version.
Borders is offering a "Borders Exclusive"($29.99), a 2-disc set with a 2-sided medallion. Here's their listing of special features: over 5 minutes of previously unreleased EXTENDED SCENES; INTERVIEWS with cast members Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, the Cullen Family, the Wolf Pack, the Volturi and Director Chris Weitz; unrivaled RED-CARPET FOOTAGE from the movie premiere; front row seats to The Twilight Saga: New Moon WEBCAST.
Target is selling the 3-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD with Bonus Collectible Film Cell (19.99 ONLINE), with the following features: Deleted Scenes, Introducing the Volturi Featurette, Frame by Frame: From Storyboard to Screen Featurette, Fandamonium: A Look at the Die Hard Fans, and The Beat Goes On: The Music of New Moon Featurette. Exclusive Bonus Collectible Film Cell is an authentic reproduction of a cell from the filming of the Twilight Saga: New Moon contained within a beautiful glossy photo. Each is individually numbered with goal foil lettering and measures approximately 5X7. Note (added 3/20/10): Target has put up a video sneak peek of their exclusive content on this page. You have to watch the trailer first, then a deleted scene entitled, "Bob's Bikes" will play.
Walmart has the 2-disc Ultimate Fan Edition with collectible Lenticular Packaging ($24.96) includes: "a 7-minute sneak peek of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" which begins with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the production of the newest film in the franchise. New interviews with stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, as well as with series-creator Stephenie Meyer are integrated with revealing, on-the-set footage of some of the key scenes and sets from the upcoming movie." (--from WalMart.com)
Walmart actually will be offering three different versions of the DVD for sale, so read carefully before deciding on one. They will offer the no-frills 2-disc version for $17.00, and also a combination 2-pack of The Ultimate Fan Edition/Twilight In Forks ($29.99).
Barnes & Noble offers an Exclusive Edition of the New Moon DVD ($23.09). It contains the standard 2-disc Special Edition set, but also includes a Dreamcatcher bag clip. The bag clip features a metal dangle finished in antique brass that combines a circular dreamcatcher, a sculptural Wolf Pack-tattoo charm, a Wolf Pack jewelry tag, feathers, and crystals.
Amazon.com will give you access to the movie on-demand if you pre-order it ($20.99). Apparently, it works like this: "Watch the Video On Demand rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you pre-order this DVD from Amazon.com. You will have 30 days from the release day to begin watching your rental and will have 24 hours to watch it once playback begins. On release day the Video On Demand version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase." (--from Amazon.com)
Best Buy has their own special edition, too. The Exclusive Steel Book Package ($24.99), which consists of the standard 2-disc version and comes in a steel case and contains a card for a free New Moon cellphone skin. What's a Steel Book? Read this article to find out.
So....decisions, decisions....Which one will you choose? Let's hear what you think--comment below, and lets get a discussion going on this!