Amazon.com is offering one of the most premium-priced Twilight
configurations, an exclusive $79.99 Blu-ray Disc collector’s set.
The Twilight Ultimate Collector's box set, streeting on May 5—a few months after Summit Entertainment's Twilight
debuts on DVD and Blu-ray on March 21—features an individually numbered jewelry box, an exclusive watch, a limited edition bracelet, photo cards and a book mark, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
It appears that the Blu-ray disc will hold much of the same bonus features in the earlier Twilight
high-definition release, which will be sold exclusively at Best Buy and Target. Shared features among the Blu-ray versions include music videos from Muse, Linkin Park and Paramore, as well as a featurette on Twilight
panel at last year's Comic-Con.
Amazon’s Blu-ray also will include a Web-enabled, BD Live sneak peak of the Twilight
franchise’s second theatrical installment, New Moon. That extra hasn’t yet been listed for the earlier Blu-ray release.
franchiseis a runaway hit, grossing $188 million at the U.S. box office. The book series on which the film is based remains a long-time bestseller.
Some Amazon consumers have posted complaints at the site about what they feel is a high $79.99 retail price. Amazon's release is $50 more than the price Target and Best Buy are charging for their Blu-ray version.
However, Summit is offering consumers plenty of choice in purchasing Twilight
, with various versions being sold at different retailers.
As well as the Blu-ray versions at Best Buy and Target, Wal-Mart will exclusively sell the single-DVD Twilightedition, and Borders will have its own exclusive Twilight-two version.