Summit’s ‘Twilight’ Soundtrack DVD, BD Turns Gold24 Feb, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Nowadays Steve Nickerson, Summit Entertainment’s president of home entertainment, isn’t surprised by how well anything “Twilight” does at retail.
So when the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, announced this month that the combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Music Videos and Performances from The Twilight Saga Soundtracks Vol. 1 had reached RIAA-certified gold status Nickerson was more pleased than surprised.
“It’s a little bit of a unique project we developed with Atlantic [Records], and we’re happy with the consumer reaction to it,” he said. “Each of the three individual soundtracks did more than well, and while any of the videos may be available through the individual artists, to put them all together in a product was a unique opportunity,”
This “visual soundtrack” ($34.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD) features music videos and live performances from bands featured on the soundtracks of The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse, including Muse, Paramore, Death Cab For Cutie and Cee Lo Green. More than 20 songs are included, and bonus features include two more performances: Debussy “Clair de Lune” and Verdi “La Traviata.” The collection also is available for download via iTunes.
Nickerson knows most “Twilight” fans are already hip to the collection, but he has a message for those who haven’t happened on it yet: “If you’re a fan of the movies and you’re a fan of the music, you should take a look at it.”