'Eclipse' director on favorite deleted scene
December 3rd, 2010
09:58 AM ET

'Eclipse' director on favorite deleted scene

After grossing more than $30 million from midnight shows alone, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” will make its way to DVD on Saturday, just in time for the holiday season.

Director David Slade told CNN that Twihards have a lot to look forward to on the two-disc special edition of “Eclipse.”

On top of audio commentary from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, as well as author Stephenie Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey, Slade says deleted scenes and special features for Team Edward and Team Jacob supporters won’t disappoint.

And despite the fact that Slade rarely commentates on his films - saying, “When it comes to the commentary, you kind of reduce [the film] down to a bunch of silly anecdotes” - he said it was important for him to tell viewers why certain scenes didn’t make it into the film.

“It’s good to love a specific passage in a book, but it’s in the book and it works because it’s in the book,” Slade said. “It might not work as well in the film, but you might be disappointed when you [don’t] see it.”

He added: “They’re lovely scenes that look like they would work wonderfully. But actually, when you put them in the context of the whole, they don’t. And so I felt it was the responsible thing to do as the director to speak up and talk about the things that were taken out. … It’s really for the fans who probably loved the scenes that we took out.”

Slade’s favorite deleted scene originally came after a spat between Bella and Edward early on in the film.

When Bella sets out to see Jacob one night, Edward catches her in her truck “and they have a bit of a row,” Slade says. In the final version of the film, Bella simply heads back into the house and slams the door, ending the scene.

“We actually shot a scene where the row continues for a little while and she goes upstairs and she looks at the open window and she closes it,” he said. “Then she kind of has a moment and then she unlocks it and opens it again. And it was really touching and emotional, but it’s like a speed bump every time you hit it. It kind of threw you out of the film.”

And when asked about the memorable tent scene, which baffled my coworker, who was confused as to why Bella wasn’t wearing a jacket in the midst of a blizzard, Slade simply responded:

“Poor planning on Bella’s behalf I would say. If you’re going to go up a mountain, you should wear a big coat. It’s just really silly to be honest. I wish she was wearing a hat though.”

Speaking of scenes where Jacob (Taylor Lautner) appears sans shirt, viewers can engage in special features called “Edward Fast-Forward” and “Jacob Fast-Forward,” which skip to “all your favorite” Edward and Jacob scenes, according to Amazon.com.

So Twihards, have you pre-ordered your “Eclipse” DVD yet or are you waiting for it to hit stores on Saturday?

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. MarcusWelby

    Twilight is so cool, I love all 5 of the movies

    December 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TWILIGHT SUPER FAN CLASS OF 2015

    u guyz r so mean! twilight is really good your just jelous that no one luvs u liek edward luvs bella and you dont have a guy in yo life like jacob! so stop being all mad and stuff and GROW UP!!!

    December 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Book Fan

    What about the missing stuff from the tent scene? After spending the night in the sleeping bag with Bella, Jacob accidently rolls over on her causing an Edward flipout. Would've been GREAT to see in the movie. Hopefully in the deleted footage. :)

    December 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Count Dracula

      That made the Count laugh out loud. Blahh...

      Were you trying to be funny, or did it just come out that way?

      December 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wikileaks

    I have some information that will bring twilight to the ground

    December 3, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Gyno Dyno

    My 14 year old started out looooving these, but by now even she admits they are bad all around.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. cheefsfury

    MY FAVORITE DELETED SCENE IS WHEN THE CAST AND CREW COME OUT AND ADMIT THAT THE SOURCE MATERIAL IS SO BAD AND SO IS THERE ACTING

    December 3, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • shannon

      "their" acting ... maybe you should learn proper English.

      December 3, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      SORRY I HURT YOUR TWILIGHT FEELINGS

      December 3, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Satine

      If you don't have anything good to say, then don't say it. Think about it, even if you say something bad, the franchise isnt gonna stop producing Twilight stuff!

      The only reason people aren't liking it anymore is because of stupid teen social lives. People can be so shallow. Just because it's over rated doesnt mean it's already bad.

      Stop bashing about it cause it's not gnna do you any good...

      December 10, 2010 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      Don't feed the troll, bro-ette.

      December 10, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |

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