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Cameron's Master Class on Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition DVD; When's 3-D Version?

by Anne Thompson
October 5, 2010 7:46 AM
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It's called milking a cash cow.

For Fox, Avatar (worldwide total gross $2.8 billion) is the gift that keeps on giving. (Even if the recent theatrical re-release with extra footage did not pull many viewers--most had already seen the original multiple times.) Now, in time for the holidays, on November 15 and 16 the second Avatar DVD release starts rolling out all over the world (the first "bare-bones" edition went out on April 22, Earth Day).

This time, it's the Blu-Ray and DVD "Extended Collector's Edition," a three-disc set with "over eight hours of never-before-seen material and in-depth exploration into the world of Pandora!" That includes 45 minutes of previously cut scenes. James Cameron will offer a master class on the making of Avatar, he says:

"I told our team --- let's do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want. There's an extended length cut that's sixteen minutes longer, plus documentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, artwork and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set."

There's still one more Avatar DVD to come in the next year or two, assuming there's a substantial 3-D digital market by then: the one that's in 3-D.

AVATAR Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Disc One
· Original Theatrical Version
· Special Edition Re-Release
· Collector’s Extended Cut
o 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening

Family Audio Track (All Objectionable Language Removed)
· Original Theatrical Release

· Special Edition Re-release

Disc Two
· “Capturing Avatar“ An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew

· Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes
· Production Materials
Disc Three
· Open “Pandora’s Box” and go deeper into the filmmaker process
· Interactive Scene Deconstruction: Explore the various stages of production through 3 different viewing modes
· Production Shorts: 17 featurettes covering performance capture, scoring the film, 3D fusion camera, stunts and much more
· Avatar Archives including original scriptment, 300 page screenplay and the extensive Pandorapedia
· BD-live Portal with additional bonus materials

AVATAR Collector’s Edition: 3-Disc Special Edition DVD:

Disc One
· Original Theatrical Version
· Special Edition Re-release
· Collector’s Extended Cut
o 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening

Disc Two
· Original Theatrical Version
· Special Edition Re-release
· Collector’s Extended Cut
Disc Three
· “Capturing Avatar“ An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew

· Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes

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More: Directors, Franchises, DVDs, James Cameron, Avatar

1 Comment

  • Marty M. | October 5, 2010 6:10 AMReply

    And they wondered why I ignored the first release. Sign me up for this one - 3d version not necessary (unless it's a hologram).

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