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'Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2-Disc Special Edition)'
(Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, et al / 2-Disc DVD / PG-13 / 2010 / Summit Entertainment)

Overview: It all begins… with a choice. In the third chapter of Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenal Twilight series, Bella Swan is surrounded by danger as Seattle is hit by a string of murders and an evil vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, Bella is forced to choose between her love, Edward Cullen, and her friend, Jacob Black—knowing that her decision may ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

DVD Verdict: 'Eclipse' is by far the better movie. I hated Twilight and actually fell asleep the first time I saw it because it moved so slowly and the characters weren't as well defined as they are in the book. I did decide to take another look when it came to cable and decided it wasn't the actors who trashed the movie but the director and screenwriter.

The actors were uncomfortable and awkward in the movie because that's how they were depicted in the books. Everyone. Charlie and Bella weren't physically affectionate. Bella was an outsider in AZ, therefore felt awkward in Forks. Edward was afraid he'd kill Bella and felt physical pain when he was near her because he wanted to kill her. So after re-watching it, I got it, but it was not translated to the screen how/why Bella and Edward were so passionate about each other.

Fast forward to New Moon and Eclipse. Thank goodness they got new people behind the scenes because the movies began to improve. Edward was a bit more emotional in Eclipse than he should've been with Jacob. Jacob, in the books is a bit immature and silly and Edward is, afterall 109+ so he's more of a grown-up. He's more in control. They really need to work on Edward and Bella's passionate scenes. These two should be slobbering all over each other and breathing heavy until Edward comes to his senses and pushes Bella away. That's what you got from the books, but it's not intense in the movies as it should be.

And my oh my, did this film really earn it's PG-13 rating! There was more romance, some sexual references, and a lot more violence. Luckily decapitated and dismembered vampires don't bleed or some of those children in attendance might have been scarred for life. But overall, casting aside, I would recommend Eclipse for any Twihard.

Hopefully all the noted emotions and pent up angst will be shown in Breaking Dawn and not PG as it was in the books. Bella and Edward should get down and dirty and show more passion for each other. Afterall, Bella has been lusting for Edward and so have we. Give us what we want!!! [KS] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

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

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