Happy Thanksgiving from Bill Condon

Bill Condon, the director of Breaking Dawn, sent the following tweet this morning:

“Happy Thanksgiving and a crazy Black Friday to all of you and yours.” – Bill Condon

along with this photo:

Do you see what I see??  My inner fangirl is squealing right now!  How about you?

Follow the official twitter account for updates direct from Summit — @Twilight

 

Eclipse DVD Guide

(This article applies to the US release of the Eclipse DVD. Offerings in countries outside of the US may differ. Prices valid as of 11/21/10. Links to Target.com, Amazon.com, and Walmart.com are for convenience only; NNT has no affiliation with any of these stores.)

 

For both Twilight and New Moon, fans had to buy multiple copies of the DVD in order to receive all of the content due to “exclusives” sold only by certain stores.  Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be as much of that for Eclipse.  According to my research, there are seven varieties of the Eclipse DVD including the Blu-Ray options, but only three variations on content.  There only only two “exclusive” versions: one from Target and one from Walmart.

The Eclipse DVD is available for pre-order now and releases on December 4.

Single-Disc DVD

No special features.  Just the movie.

Prices: $16.99 at Target.com, $15.99 at Amazon.com, $16.96 at Walmart.com


Single-Disc Blu-Ray

No special features. Just the movie.

Prices: $22.99 at Target.com, $19.99 at Amazon.com, $22.96 at Walmart.com


Special Edition 2-Disc DVD

Special Features:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
  • Photo Gallery
  • Six-Part “Making of” Documentary
  • Music Videos
  • Edward Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Edward scenes
  • Jacob Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Jacob scenes

Prices: $21.49 at Target.com, $17.99 at Amazon.com, $21.46 at Walmart.com


Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Disk (Single Disc)

On both DVD and Blu-ray sides:

  • Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
  • Six-part “Making of” documentary (Picture-in-Picture feature on BD side only)

On Blu-ray side only:

  • 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
  • Fast-Forward: The Cullens
  • Fast-Forward: The Wolfpack
  • Fast-Forward: The Humans
  • Fast-Forward: Victoria’s Army

Prices: $26.49 at Target.com,  $26.49 at Amazon.com, $26.46 at Walmart.com


Exclusive: Special Edition 2-Disc DVD + Destination Forks

Available at Walmart only

Special Edition 2-Disc DVD Special Features:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
  • Photo Gallery
  • Six-Part “Making of” Documentary
  • Music Videos
  • Edward Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Edward scenes
  • Jacob Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Jacob scenes

Destination Forks Description:

Over 250,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to Forks to breathe in the reality that inspired Stephenie Meyer’s epic saga – have you? “Destination Forks” is a must-have for any “Twilight Saga” fan. Divided into three segments: “Twilight Tour”, “Moods of Twilight”, and “Twihards”, each segment is a unique journey that takes you deeper into the real world “Twilight” universe. In “Twilight Tour” cruise through the actual streets of Forks, Washington stopping at the real sites, homes, and businesses as highlighted in the Saga. “In Moods of Twilight” take a virtual walk through the mystical woods, mountains, rivers, and other gorgeous locations of Forks and La Push. In “Twihards” travel around the globe and meet the real life people that make up the greatest fan community in the world.

Price: $24.96 at Walmart.com


Exclusive: Collector’s Edition 2-Disc DVD

Available at Target only

Special Features:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
  • Photo Gallery
  • Six-Part “Making of” Documentary
  • Music Videos
  • Edward Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Edward scenes
  • Jacob Fast-Forward: Jump to all your favorite Jacob scenes

Exclusives:

  • Six collectable photo-cards
  • Deluxe packaging

Price: $27.99 at Target.com


Exclusive: Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

Available at Target only

On both DVD and Blu-ray sides:

  • Audio Commentary with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
  • Audio Commentary with Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey
  • Six-part “Making of” documentary (Picture-in-Picture feature on BD side only)

On Blu-ray side only:

  • 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
  • Fast-Forward: The Cullens
  • Fast-Forward: The Wolfpack
  • Fast-Forward: The Humans
  • Fast-Forward: Victoria’s Army

Exclusives:

  • Six collectable photo-cards
  • Deluxe packaging

Price: $34.99 at Target.com


TALK TO US: What DVD are you planning to get?  Will you get more than one copy? For those outside of the US, what’s available in your country, and what are you planning to get?

Presenting: The Hillywood Show ECLIPSE Parody!


The brilliant folks at The Hillywood Show have just released their Eclipse Parody — and it is by far and away, my favorite one yet — and also probably their best work yet. They’ve really outdone themselves with this one, on everything from scene selection to music to costumes, acting, locations, etc. It’s all superb. And you may even catch what could be considered a sneak peek at “Breaking Dawn Parody” if you’re paying attention …

Here are some fun facts from Hillywood:

• Hilly twisted her ankle while on set of Eclipse Parody. She had partial tearing of the ligaments and went to physical therapy for 9 weeks.

• Eclipse Parody was shot in California, Nevada and even Forks, Washington.

• The three dresses shown in this production are recreations from Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart’s Harper Bazaar photoshoot.

• The white dress in this production is a recreation of the dress Kristen Stewart wore on the red carpet for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse World Premier.

And in case you missed it, here’s our interview with the cast:

First Day of School challenge — Voting Open!

We asked you to write about the first day of school for any of the Cullens.  Now it’s time for voting!  We have four entries for this challenge and voting is open until 11:59PM PST on November 28.

After December 1, two winners will be announced: Reader’s Choice — the one that receives the most votes, and Judge’s Choice — the one we choose as winner.

The link to vote can be found on our fan fiction profile page:http://www.fanfiction.net/~novelnovicetwilight You must be registered and logged in to fanfiction.net in order to vote, and you may only vote once.

All of the entries are linked to from both the poll and our Fan Fiction Community pageas well as listed here:

Tell Me All About It by alicefan32

First Days Always Suck by A.Christine Wilson

A Cullen Education by kas90

Painful Lesson by Mrs. Cope

In order for your vote to count, you must go to our Fanfiction.net profile and vote there. Comments left here will not count for votes.

One Fine Summer Day Fan Fic Challenge Winners!

I know you all have been waiting a long time for this!  So sorry about the delay, but I am back on track with the fan fiction challenges now.  Voting for the First Day of School challenge will be starting today and going through Sunday, November 28.  And don’t forget about our newest challenge — We’re Not Vegetarians!

It was really hard choosing just one winner for this challenge…so I didn’t!  I chose three — one Judge’s Choice and two honorable mentions.  And, of course, we have our Reader’s Choice as chosen by your votes.  All winning authors get to proudly display this banner with their stories:

Reader’s Choice:

The Last Moments Before Forever by TwilightAlison

This is Carlisle’s story about his struggles just before his transformation.

Judge’s Choice:

The Future’s Almost Here by TwilightAlison

Alice and Jasper’s last evening before they meet the Cullens.  What I especially liked about this story, besides a sweet Jasper, was how the author brought the prompt, Summer, into her story.  Even though the story is short, I can feel the summer evening air and hear the sounds of the insects as Alice and Jasper gaze into the sky.

Honorable Mentions:

Running Home by sept13

Ever wonder what made Jake decide to run back to Forks in time for Bella and Edward’s wedding?  A very lovely story that reminded this Team Anti-Jake fan that maybe he isn’t so bad after all.

Her Sunshine Smile by LauraEmily18

This is a very sweet story starring five-year-old Bella, her dad Charlie, and a sunny day in Forks.

 

Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!  All entries are posted as Favorite Stories on our fanfiction profile page.

Breaking Dawn Filming Latest & Twi-News Update


* Filming continues on Breaking Dawn in Brazil — but the photos and intense coverage have tapered off due to the fact that crews have moved to the more remote location of Paraty, Brazil — ie, Isle Esme. And yes, talk as included mention of a waterfall. *Swoon* Here are a couple reports from other sites that have more details:

* Eclipse and certain cast members have officially been nominated for several People’s Choice Awards

* Our good friends at Bluewater Productions have some exciting news … their FAME: TAYLOR LAUTNER comic book has sold out! So if you want the issue, you’ll have to check out their new, upcoming issue dedicated to the cast of The Twilight Saga:

Our upcoming graphic novel “Fame: The Cast of Twilight” will be the only way you can get a copy of the Taylor Lautner issue . The book will be in stores at the end of the month and will include the other sold out biographies of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer and Taylor Lautner.

The book is described as, homemaker Stephenie Meyer made history with her best-selling Twilight Saga books. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner played out her captivating icons seamlessly, earning each a definitive FAME status. Though Twilight was the catalyst, read more to learn why each is deserving of their A-list status through their other ventures as well.

This sounds great!

* The Dazzled by Twilight store in Forks, Washington has some exciting plans for the release of Eclipse on DVD:

The third installment of the wildly popular Twilight saga, Eclipse, will be released on DVD Saturday, December 4th all over the country. This release marks the beginning of a long hiatus in the Twilight fandom; the next film will not release in theaters until November of 2011. Dazzled by Twilight, located in Twilight’s very own hometown of Forks, Washington, will be celebrating the long anticipated DVD release by hosting an exclusive release party on Friday evening prior to the release at midnight.

Dazzled by Twilight will offer The Forks Edition Eclipse Two-Disc Special Edition DVD pack, which is currently available for pre-order on their web site at www.DazzledbyTwilight.com.  The special Forks edition is only available at the Dazzled by Twilight store in Forks and will include exclusive goodies such as a customized lithograph created by a local artist, who will also be on hand to sign and personalize the art.

See more here.

* A very cool contest from the fine folks at The Hillywood Show and their upcoming Eclipse Parody:

* Bronson Pelletier and Kiowa Gordon are teaming up to help out a good cause:

FRISCO, Texas. November 1, 2010 ~ Two of the popular stars of the Twilight Saga films, Bronson Pelletier [left] and Kiowa Gordon (Wolf Pack members Jared and Embry), are scheduled to appear at Stonebriar Centre to sign autographs and pose for photos for Dallas area fans.


Additionally, Twilight fans will have the chance to win valuable Twilight prizes in trivia competitions. Fans are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite Twilight character and try to win Twilight themed products.

Autograph tickets for either celebrity are $20 each. A professionally shot 8” by 10” photo of a fan with both celebrities will be $35. Fans can purchase an autograph with both celebrities and a photo with both for the price of $65. Photos will be delivered on site. A portion of the sales will be donated to The Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsyfoundation.org).

This special Stonebriar Centre event is the kick-off for the Dallas visit of The Official Twilight Convention Tour which will arrive at The Westin Park Central on Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14. The convention features a weekend celebration of all things Twilight, including celebrity appearances, special presentations, contests, parties and The Volturi Vampire Ball. More information on the convention is available at www.twilightconvention.com.

Tickets for the convention will be on sale at the Stonebriar Centre event.

Become a fan on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Stonebriar Centre is located at Preston Road and SH 121 in Frisco. For directions to the shopping center, visit www.shopstonebriar.com or call 972.668.6255.

* CNN has named Forks, Washington as one of five filming locations worth visiting. (Um, hi? CNN? Yeah, Twilight was filmed in Portland, Oregon and the other movies were filmed in Canada.)

New Video: Breaking Dawn Filming in Brazil (Kiss!!)


The folks living in the apartments above the filming for Breaking Dawn in Brazil last night have uploaded new videos … and WOW, there are some great shots of Bella & Edward smooching in the streets:

Make sure you check out all the amazing photos we talked about earlier this morning & see more videos at TwiFans.

Also check out photos & video from an earlier scene shot in Brazil, featuring Bella & Edward in a boat!