All the details are below for the Twilight Forever Twilight Saga fan experience in New York!
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2013) — Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, and Planet Hollywood International have joined together to create The Twilight Forever Fan Experience, a unique event commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’s original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5th launch of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and DVD. The festivities will kick off Sunday, November 3rd with a two-day celebration featuring exclusive events for fans in New York City. Attendance is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. RSVP details will be available at https://www.facebook.com/twilight and http://www.twitter.com/twilight.
TheTwilight Forever Fan Experience begins with a marathon screening of all five films in Summit’s Twilight Saga franchise, including the extended version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 which will screen theatrically for the first time ever.The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on November 3rd at New York’s Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex (247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036), and also features special appearances (to be announced), exclusive prizes and giveaways.
On Monday, November 4th, Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) will host an exclusive fan celebration to unveil its new Twilight Forever Fan Experience exhibit, where props from all of the films – including Bella’s wedding dress, Edward’s tuxedo and Jacob’s motorcycle — will be on display to the public. The evening event encompasses musical performances and special guest appearances (to be announced), fan contests (to be announced), photo opportunities and exclusive prizes and giveaways.
Below is the timeline of The Twilight Forever Fan Experience (times and events subject to change):
Sunday, November 3 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Marathon
Location: Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex, 247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
Time: 9:00 AM
Films include: Twilight (122 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (130 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (124 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition (124 minutes)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (115 minutes)
Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch
Location:Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Time: 6:00 PM
Appearances & Events: TBA
Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga encompasses all five films, over 2 hours of brand new exclusive content and over 10 hours of every special feature ever created for the multi-billion dollar franchise. The ultimate collector’s set, this is an immersive experience for every Twilight fan to recapture and relive the most epic romance of the century. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is available as a 10-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) set for the suggested retail price of $74.99, and as a 12-disc DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) set for $64.98, both debuting November 5, 2013 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com
About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together…even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released November 20, 2009, followed by the third installment The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on June 30, 2010. The final two installments, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2, were released on November 18, 2011 and November 16, 2012 respectively. All films, which together grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, were written by Melissa Rosenberg based on the novels in author Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.
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Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Arbitrage and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossingSpanish-language film ever in the U.S.
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Behind the Lines Productions is suing Summit, as well as overseer Lionsgate Entertainment, for wrongfully terminating its feature-length movie, Twiharder. In a lawsuit — that’s 219 pages long by the way — Behind the Lines accuses Lionsgate-Summit of making “anti-competitive conduct.” Twiharder “portrayed hyper-exaggerated caricatures from The Twilight Saga movies and lampooned expressive elements embodied in Defendants’ pre-existing works through imitative reference.”
To sum up, the larger company sent a “sham” cease-and-desist notice, ruining Behind the Lines’ production as well as their relationships with distributors and insurers who revoked their offers after Summit’s interruption. So they’re asking for $500 million(!) in damages.
When a book is turned into a film, there are always going to be parts excluded, and sometimes they even have to change parts. The Twilight Saga films were no different, but even us Die-hard Twihards have to admit that some of the changes worked! Twilight Lexicon compiled a list of changes from the book to the movie that, in the end, worked out quite well!
#10: Combining Jessica and Lauren into one character:
Maybe it’s just the perfection of Anna Kendrick, but she nailed both Jessica and Lauren’s personality so that we don’t really miss having them BOTH. We get the snark and the snobbery of them both all wrapped up in a perfectly delivered minor performance proving that there are no such things as small parts, only small actors.
#9: Having Bella see Ghost-Edward in New Moon:
One of the many challenges facing bringing New Moon to the screen was that the main heart throb from the first film would barely be in it. So… how do you film a book where the main love interest is missing for more than half? You bring in his “ghost” as frequently as you can.
#8: Showing Edward’s past in Breaking Dawn Part 1:
Fans always want more back story, and even though we know this was how Edward lived for a while, we never really get to “see” it in the books. This was excellent for character development and to give audiences who might not be as well versed in the books to know Edward’s reasons behind not wanting to turn Bella. It’s also a fun tip of the hat to other monster movies!
#7: Riley and the Newborns getting more screen time:
I think everyone felt creeped out when they watched Riley hovering over Charlie while he slept on the couch! Even more creepy was the image of the newborns coming out of the water. Showing the crazed newborns, conversations with Victoria, and the lead in of the Volturi added to the mounting fear for a final battle.
Celebuzz is asking fans to vote for their favorite Twilight Saga moments!
How about that twist? “Twilight” fans certainly weren’t expecting “Breaking Dawn, Part 2′s” bloody “ending.” And for that, we have to add the film’s epic fight scene to our list. In fact, we can safely say it was one of the most entertaining scenes of the entire franchise.
Sure, Edward and Bella’s first time was sweet and romantic — but it was also hilarious, especially when Edward accidentally breaks the bed (and rips the pillows!) after getting a little too excited.
Baby vampire Bella showed off her newfound strength in an arm wrestling match against the franchise’s most lovable vamp, Emmett Cullen. Needless to say, dainty little Bella won, resulting in Emmett’s adorable defeated face.
See more scenes and vote for your favorite over at Celebuzz here!