According to this review, the Blu-Ray has an outstanding audio soundtrack (and the video quality is excellent as well):http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Tw.../33661/#ReviewBreaking Dawn
features a mesmerizing DTS-HD MA 7.1 lossless soundtrack. Rare is the moment when the listener isn't effortlessly transported to the world of Breaking Dawn
. The added surround channels are used to marvelous effect to paint one of the richest and most seamless soundtracks on the market. Indeed, "total immersion" is the name of the game here. Whether a driving rain that saturates the entire soundstage in the movie's opening moments, incredible woodland ambience at the scene of the wedding, the whirring of an old style movie projector heard in an early flashback scene, or the light chatter and music of the joyous wedding ceremony, there's never a moment where the audience feels anything less than completely enclosed within the movie's various environments. Heavier action effects are equally engaging. The track never sacrifices clarity for volume and power. Action scenes are seamlessly integrated as the listener is plopped in the middle of the chaos, whether a circular battle between Werewolves and Vampires late in the movie or a scene in the middle where "talking" werewolves communicate in a seamless 360-degree sound field, with the listener in the middle of the pack. Music is perfectly rich, the kind that's so clear and so precisely spaced that the speakers melt away in favor of an authentic, live-performance feel. No surprise, dialogue is steady and crisp and never lost under surrounding elements. This is a superb track from top to bottom, side to side, front to back, and any which way it plays. Twilight
fans will be thrilled with the sense of immersion and attention to pinpoint detail that truly brings this movie to vivid sonic life.
Unfortunately, to enjoy it in clear 1080p I have to watch it on my 24" computer monitor with 2.1-channel sound. I like these movies, actually - I rewatched #1-3 over a 3-day period a few weeks ago and my opinion of the weak ones got better. (I've never read the books, and likely never will.) It was released at Midnight Friday, and sells for ~$22.96 everywhere this week, though Wal-Mart had it marked down to $19.96 to beat everyone else. The "making of" documentary is interesting, esp. re: how they made Bella look during her pregnancy. I watched it via the pop-up window during the film versus as a separate documentary (it's nearly as long as the movie). Apparently there were nearly as many "effects" shots in this film as in Avatar. The wolves look better, as the technology has improved and they had more time in this movie to develop them. I hope they go back and improve the digital wolves in (especially) New Moon
before re-releasing the set in expected "Director's Cut" versions after Breaking Dawn - Part 2
is released this Fall (there's talk of a Director's Cut for Breaking Dawn - Part 1
that includes the parts trimmed to keep it at PG-13).