Posted Tue Oct 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Feliz Na'vi D-Oh!! That was a fast double dip! Full details are now in for the second Blu-ray release of James Cameron's Oscar and Golden Globe winning adventure coming in November.
As previously reported, 20th Century Fox has revealed the 'Avatar: Collector's Edition' will be released on November 16.
'Avatar' was released as a bare-bones Blu-ray/DVD combo pack earlier this year on Earth Day (April 22).
The three-disc 'AVATAR' Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and Theatrical Special Edition Re-Release DVD will both feature the original theatrical release, a special edition re-release, family audio track with all objectionable language removed and new collector’s extended cut with sixteen more minutes including an exclusive alternate opening Earth scene. Viewers will journey to the depths of Pandora with filmmakers during“Capturing Avatar“ an in-depth feature length documentary covering the 16 year filmmaker journey including all new interviews with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew exploring James Cameron’s unique vision for the film seen by more than 310 million people worldwide. The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.
The 'AVATAR' Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will also have even more bonus material and interactive viewing. Through the unparalleled, interactive technology of Blu-ray, fans can dive further into the world of the Na’vi and experience the #1 international sensation from behind the scenes, with a “master class” on the production of the film. Leveraging the interactivity of Blu-ray, viewers can experience the full film in three stages of production: Performance Capture, Template ( 1990’s video game version) and Final as well as a composite of all stages in “Pandora’s Box”. This will be supported with interviews by Jim Cameron and the filmmakers and serve as a “master class” on the making of 'AVATAR.'
"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," said James Cameron.
Disc One: Original Theatrical Version, Special Edition Re-Release, Collector’s Extended Cut (16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening), and Family Audio Tracks (all objectionable language removed on the Original Theatrical Release and 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; and 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.
Suggested list price hasn't been revealed yet. Think King of the World BIG!
You can find the latest specs for 'Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 16.
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