I did some research on Dutch fansites and found out that at least in Holland (maybe also in other European countries) al the DVD's have deleted scenes with DS commentary that can't be shut of. So thanks Summit and I guess Warner Bros who distributed the DVD here, for leaving me with no other option than Youtube and the big D. I'm not about to order another copy from the US just for those few minutes of deleted scenes and I probably can't even play it here because of region codes.
Anyway, I saw the scenes without commentary and I really like them. The Angela-Bella scene was great, but I can see the point in cutting it out. I coudn't think of a place where it would fit in the movie and it is also not really explained why Angela is in Bella's room. It wasn't anywhere in the movie that Bella would help with the graduation invitations and then they are just sitting on the bed with a bunch of cards in front of them. If I hadn't read the book, I wouldn't have known what that was about.
I think it is a shame that they cut the "keep the window closed" scene. It is such a key moment.
The Switzerland comment felt rushed and just sort of shoved in to it. Like they were thinking "It has to be in there but we would much rather cut it out". The extended scene was much better. It explained the comment more and maybe the voice-over afterwards would have been unnecessary.
Sherwood wrote:I watched the movie with Rob and Kristen's commentary - hilarious, but I feel that they really needed Taylor there to round it out because I am sure tidbits were missing.
As far as the making of, I enjoyed seeing the bits about Jasper and Rosalie's stories, but where was the love story in all this. One of the biggest moments of the entire book - maybe the series - wasn't even discussed. Where is Edward's proposal and Bella's acceptance? For me, that is a major oversight.
My first thought while listening to the Rob-Kristen commentary was actually that it would have been nice if Taylor was there as well. Whenever the three of them do an interview together the dynamics between them are just fun to watch. Plus I really like Taylors sense of humor.
Regardless, Rob and Kristen did a great job and as you said, it was hilarious.
I think the reason for the proposal scene missing in the making-of, is that it probably was a closed-set shoot. It is one of the more intimate scenes and I can understand why they wouldn't want an extra camera around and an interviewer interrupting them while they are concentrating on such an emotional scene. But I agree that it would have been nice to see something about it even if it was just from the general interviews.