Well, it just figures that not more than an hour after I posted an article with the scoop on various pre-orders for “New Moon” that I would run across this little tidbit.  Target (my favorite store on Earth, by the way) is now taking orders for a Target-exclusive three-disc deluxe edition with a collectible film cell.

It is currently being offered at a price of $26.99 and contains the following:

  • the 2 Disc Special edition plus a third disc of never before seen content and a bonus collectible film cell- check back for further details.
  • over 70 minutes of special features including: revealing feature length commentary with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lambert; a riveting 6-PART DOCUMENTARY that takes you behind the scenes (Part 1: Life After Twilight; Part 2: Chris Weitz takes the helm; Part 3: The Subtle Details; Part 4: Time to Shine; Part 5: Tricks of the Trade; Part 6: Ready for the World); Band Rehersal Footage with Muse; and Music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math!

In addition, their website states that if you place your order by March 14 and select standard shipping, you will receive your order on the release date of March 20.


A few days before the release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray, a new “New Moon” soundtrack companion is set to be released.

According to, the new soundtrack companion expands on the original version of the soundtrack but is not included. Composed of bonus tracks from both the iTunes edition and international editions, the new 9-track disc features Lupe Fiasco’s “Solar Midnight,” “All I Believe In” by The Magic Numbers, and APM Orchestra’s “Die Fledermaus” – Duettino: Ach, ich darf nicht hin zu dir,” all originally available on the deluxe iTunes edition.

It also includes regional bonus tracks, like “Thunderclap” by Eskimo Joe from the Australian edition, “Frente al Mar” by Ximena Sarinana and “Sed” by No Way Out on the Mexico and Spain edition, “Cavelier Noir” by BB Bruines from the France edition, and “Es Tut Weider Weh” by Jennifer Rostock on the Germany version. The CD also includes the bonus “Air Mail Remix” of Anya Marina’s “Satellite Heart.”




Peter Facinelli plays Carlisle Cullen, the father of the vampire clan around which the plot of the Twilight saga swirls. He’s a veteran actor with a career stretching back over 15 years, and since taking on the Twilight role, he’s embraced the fan community by releasing an iPhone app that “bites” your friends, altering their likenesses into vampire style, and staying in contact with followers through Twitter and online chats. He’ll be at the convention this weekend to sign autographs and pose for photo ops, and he took a few moments to tell us what it’s like living inside the Twilight storm.

What are these conventions like for you?

Whenever you have something in common and get together and share your excitement, it’s a great thing. There are Q-and-As with the actors; you get to take pictures with them, get autographs, signatures with them. For me, it’s a fun way to connect with the fans and just have a moment where they can ask questions.




Eric Grigorian for The Boston Globe

If the first two installments of the ‘‘Twilight’’ franchise have proven anything, it’s that anyone associated with the wildly popular teen vampire movies will become instantly famous and be followed around by the paparazzi. That’s fantastic-yet-overwhelming news for Boston native Julia Jones.

Jones, 29, has a pivotal role in ‘‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’’ the third film in the teen vampire series based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer. In the movie, due in theaters June 30, Jones plays Leah Clearwater, the only female werewolf in the pack, a mostly miserable young woman who is cursed with the power to read the mind of her ex-boyfriend — who has fallen in love with someone else. Jones explains that Meyer’s detailed portrait of Leah helped her fall in love with the angsty, supernatural character.




Kristen Stewart’s two new Sundance films are not for kids.

Come to think of it, maybe they’re not for parents, either.

These twin tales of young girls led astray by abuse, sex and drugs are enough to make devoted moms or dads run home to hug their daughters — and maybe pre-emptively ground them for life.

Stewart’s Sundance performances are a nervy step forward for the 19-year-old actress, reminding moviegoers that her talents expand beyond the vampire/werewolf love triangles in Twilight and New Moon that made her a movie star.




At the premiere for Welcome to the Rileys, the film’s producers, Giovanni Agnelli and Scott Bloom, filled us in on Kristen’s idea of how to help raise money for Haiti.

K.Stew & Co. raised cash by hosting four lucky ladies in Park City. The fortunate four paid handsomely for the privilege of a free plane ticket, a place to stay and the pleasure of Kristen’s company.

“They paid, like, a thousand dollars a piece for tickets which went to support the cause for Haiti,” says Agnelli.

Adds Bloom:

“Kristen on the plane here said [she was upset] she could not be doing the telethon…So we decided to use all that money to benefit Haiti.”


I am so glad to learn that Target will have a deluxe edition.  However…I have yet to hear of anyone offering a digital download with the purchase.  That’s going to be my dealbreaker.   I love having a movie on my iPhone and being able to watch it while I’m waiting somewhere.

I’ll probably pass on the second NM soundtrack being released.  I already have the iTunes one with some of the non-CD tracks on it like the song that Jacob was listening to in the garage when Bella turned off the music and I got the bonus air-mail mix of Anya Marina’s song as a promo from Fandango.

Aggghh!  I hate that the Twilight Convention is virtually in my backyard this weekend and I can’t go!!!  I would love to see Peter in person.    His love for all of us crazy fans is absolutely amazing.  I love how he turns the tables on himself and says how he would have loved a chance to go to something like this and pick Paul Newman’s brain.

I really enjoyed the article about the Julia Jones and what it was like to play Leah Clearwater.  Reading that just makes me all the more ready to see “Eclipse”!  When I saw her picture, I couldn’t help but think that their casting for the role of Leah couldn’t be more perfect.

I’m dying to hear reviews of “Meet the Rileys” and “The Runaways”.  I am really looking forward to the latter of those two movies and I’m glad that Kristen is getting so much visibility as someone other than Bella Swan.  Joan Jett and her bandmates really did clear the way for women to be more than groupies or backup singers in the world of rock & roll.

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