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"Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, Extended Edition" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen

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Synopsis

Bella and Edward are finally ready to be married.  After their wedding they head for a honeymoon on a private island they own off of Brazil.  While there, Bella manages to become pregnant with a vampire child, something they didn’t believe could happen.  After their return to Forks, Bella must try to protect her child while also trying to survive it as it attempts to destroy her from the inside.

 

Specifications

  • Summit Entertainment
  • 2011, Color, Not Rated, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes
  • 1080p
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • English, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
  • Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: No

Commentary

Watching Part 2 first, the Twilight series was better than I had expected it to be.  There was more action, and less focus on silly romantic angles.  Apparently all of that was covered in Part 1, which features a wedding, angry jilted lovers, a pregnancy, and far more to appeal to women far more than men.  My wife still loves it, but as a guy, I’d much rather watch Part 2 than this one.

Technical

Other than a slight bit of shadow crush in a few scenes, the transfer for Twilight is very good.  Images are full of detail, colors are great, and it’s a fantastic looking film on the whole.  The soundtrack has no such issues, as finding a flaw it in was pretty much impossible for me to do.  Dialogue is clear and detailed, surrounds are used effectively, and the sense of ambience is very well done.  On the whole it is a fantastic transfer.

Extras

Directors Commentary is here, but all of the supplements from the non-Extended Edition are missing.