The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Which Version Should You Buy This Weekend?

Mar 17, 2010 Comments (0)

Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? If you don’t know, then you must not have a young lady in your life who will be waiting in line at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday at one of many planned midnight sales to pick up a DVD or Blu-ray of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In this critic-proof sequel to the teen vampire saga Twilight, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is abandoned by vampire pretty boy Edward (Robert Pattinson) who decides to skip town in order to protect her. Meanwhile Bella, who apparently has the only lovin' left for supernatural teen hunks, starts to look at longtime friend/part-time werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and his sick abs in a whole new light.

Tweens and teens will have slumber parties and worry into the wee hours of the morning about who Bella should pick. The question for your young lady is: Which version of New Moon should she pick? Most stores will have a two-disc DVD and one-disc Blu-ray, both of which have a six-part making-of documentary and four music videos. A few retail outlets are stepping things up with exclusive versions. Read on to figure out which version works best for you.

Best Buy: Both the DVD and Blu-ray will come in an attractive SteelBook metal case with the front cover embossed. Not only does it look cool, but it will protect the discs more than those plastic cases. All the other features remain the same. Blu-ray Bob says: Those concerned about protecting their purchase from scratches and damage might want this version.

Target: There’s no SteelBook case at Target, but there you’ll find a three-disc Deluxe Edition DVD and two-disc Deluxe Edition Blu-ray that both come packaged with one of 250 different collectible film cells. In addition to the standard bonus features, you also get deleted scenes, “Frame By Frame: Storyboards to Screen,” “Fandimonium: A Look at the Die-hard Fans,” and “The Beat Goes On: A Look at the Music of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Blu-ray Bob says: If you are most interested in more bonus features, this is the version to pick up.

Wal-Mart: The DVD and Blu-ray of Wal-Mart’s Ultimate Fan Edition come in collectible lenticular packaging and features a seven-minute sneak peek at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in addition to the standard bonus features. Blu-ray Bob says: If you are most interested in what is coming next, this is the one to take home.

Barnes & Noble: The book retailer is selling the standard DVD and Blu-ray versions of New Moon. However, if you buy either one you’ll get a New Moon dreamcatcher bag clip. The metal dangle finished in antique brass combines a dreamcatcher, a wolf pack-tattoo charm, a wolf pack jewelry tag, feathers and crystals. Blu-ray Bob says: Attention Team Jacob: B&N has what you need.

Borders: The DVD version at Borders has exclusive packaging and comes with a medallion necklace with a wolf pack tattoo on the gold side and the Cullen family crest on the silver side. There are additional bonus features too, including extended scenes, interviews with the cast and director, red carpet footage from the premiere and footage from the New Moon webcast. Blu-ray Bob says: If you want to see the movie in high definition, you don’t want to wait at Borders—this exclusive version is only on DVD.

Toys R Us: The toy retailer is offering a free vintage keepsake box to anyone who purchases a New Moon DVD or Blu-ray. Blu-ray Bob says: The protective box features heroes and villains from the movie and is the sturdiest, albeit bulkiest, packaging of all the options.

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