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'Avatar' Released on Blu-ray 3-D: Cameron Says '3-D Television is the Future'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 14, 2012 at 2:14PM

"Avatar" is being released in Blu-ray 3D, and the film's 33 million Facebook fans were the first to know. The 2-disc collector's edition of the James Cameron's behemoth will be available October 16 and will offer "a home entertainment experience like no other"...
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Unsurprisingly, "Avatar" will released in Blu-ray 3D. And the film's 33 million Facebook fans were the first to know.  The 2-disc collector's edition of the James Cameron behemoth will be available October 16 and promises "a home entertainment experience like no other." Cameron states that "3-D television is the future of home entertainment,” adding that he is "a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that 'Avatar' can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.”

"Avatar" is already the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time, and this new 3-D version, previously only available through an exclusive deal with Panasonic, is now getting a wide release to accommodate the growing number of homes with 3-D televisions.

For those that are not fans of 3-D in the theater or the home, you can at least revel in "Avatar"'s ability to continue making money on top of its initial world wide box office gross of $2.78 billion.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.