AVATAR Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray to Feature 16 Minutes of New Footage

     August 24, 2010

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If you’re headed to the theater this weekend to see James Cameron’s Avatar: Special Edition with its whopping 8 ½ extra minutes of footage, then hold on to your banshee (until you ditch it for a Great Leonopteryx) because the special edition DVD and Blu-ray is going to have 16 minutes of additional footage.  THR reports that the new scenes will “involve action sequences and narrative-deepening extensions of key scenes involving the blue-skinned Na’vi of Pandora and their human visitors.”  Said producer Jon Landau, “There’s a whole new scene that takes place in the (Na’vi) school, there’s more night bioluminescence, there’s new creatures, and there is a new action scene. The scenes don’t just feel like added scenes — they are very organic to the story and embellish it.”  Unfortunately, producer Landau doesn’t add, “Oh, and ponytail fucking.  Lots and lots of ponytail fucking.”

Avatar set DVD and Blu-ray sales records when the bare-bones release hits shelves in April.  The special edition DVD and Blu-ray are set to be released this November. The 3D Blu-ray is being held until 2011 because Fox and Cameron want to wait until more households have 3DTVs.

  • jamais

    Matt, so you DO read some of the comments after all? ;-)

    Just to be clear – never tried to have a go at YOU back then, just tried to counteract some of the inevitable snide remarks in the comments section that were about to flood.

    Really like your style and your entries. Keep them coming :-)

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  • 1Opinion

    Hrmm, interesting the step up of additional footage. Of course what also wasn't said (besides the hair love) but what will most likely be true is the Blu-ray 3D that they're holding out on would be the original theatrical release. Of course I hope that's not the case, that once it comes out it'd be the “Special Edition” but the gut says otherwise. I understand their wanting to hold the 3D version until there's a larger market for it, but chicken and the egg man, there'd be a larger market for it if they set a date and got it ready to go!

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  • agrseditor

    Just saying, less swearing in your posts will make you look more professional but other wise great story.