Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Countdown to Eclipse in Pictures Day 8: The Villains

Countdown to Eclipse in Pictures * concludes with Day 8 as today is the day The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is released, although I'm sure a fair few of us, myself included, saw midnight screenings last night (review will be up later today, but I'm relieved to say it's very enjoyable).

Over the past week we've looked at many images from the series from most used to least used, Cullen couples, Wolf Pack, Bella & Jacob and of course Bella & Edward. But, we always need a good fight too, don't we? So, in the spirit of conflict here are your baddies from the saga!

Twilight Villains: The Nomads
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CAM GIGANDET (left), EDI GATHEGI (center) and RACHELLE LEFEVRE (right) star in the thriller TWILIGHT, a Summit Entertainment release, Photo credit Peter Sorel

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CAM GIGANDET stars in the thriller TWILIGHT, a Summit Entertainment release, Photo credit Peter Sorel

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KIRSTEN STEWART (left) and CAM GIGANDET (right) star in the thriller TWILIGHT, a Summit Entertainment release, Photo credit Peter Sorel

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RACHELLE LEFEVRE stars in the thriller TWILIGHT, a Summit Entertainment release, Photo credit Peter Sorel

Wow, looking at these pictures make the release of Twilight feel so long ago, even though it was only 20 or so months. Amazing to think at the time of release that Cam Gigandet was the only very well known actor of the bunch - and now they are pretty much all superstars. But, back to the images: I love the nomads, Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in particular. They have a feral fierceness that is in strong contrast to everything else in the film. They are powerful, dangerous and unpredictable. Love them.

New Moon Villains: The Volturi
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Michael Sheen as Aro, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius and Cameron Bright as Alec, Photo Credit Kimberley French Courtesy of E1 Entertainment

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(Left to right) CHARLIE BEWLEY as Demetri and DANIEL CUDMORE as Felix in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Photo Credit Kimberley French

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MICHAEL SHEEN stars as Aro in THE TWILIGHT SAGA NEW MOON Photo Credit Kimberley French

From one extreme to the next, Twilight has the feral nomads and in New Moon walk the refined, although brutal, Volturi including Michael Sheen as Aro. Great casting for the Volturi, although I was at the time and still rather suprized at how traditional old school vampire stylings they went with. But... did I mention Michael Sheen?

Eclipse Villains: The Newborns
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XAVIER SAMUEL in THE TWILIGHT SAGA ECLIPSE Photo Credit Doane Gregory Courtesy of E1 Entertainment

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XAVIER SAMUEL stars in THE TWILIGHT SAGA ECLIPSE. Photo Kimberley French, © 2010 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved

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BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD stars in THE TWILIGHT SAGA ECLIPSE. Photo Kimberley French, © 2010 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved

New film, new conflicts and newborn vampires, and an old feral friends in a new way as the role of Victoria is re-cast with Bryce Dallas Howard.

* Countdown to Eclipse in Pictures was a daily series for 1 week enjoying the images of The Twilight Saga in anticipation of the release of Eclipse. I hope you enjoyed the series!

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