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Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition – The Journey Continues…

I’m all over this.  Sorry, but I’m a sucker for this title.  Avatar is my #1 Blu-ray of the year so far and if Cameron can make it better, then like I said, I’m all over this.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced a November 16th Blu-ray release date for Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition.  The 3-disc set contains even m0re of the Avatar experience with over 8 hours of never-before-seen material and in-depth exploration into the world of Pandora. Check out the full press release below for more information and pre-order your copy today!

Director James Cameron is unlocking the secrets of Pandora and taking fans on a guided tour of his vision with the highly anticipated release ofAVATAR Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD releasing November 16th in North America and rolling out internationally from  November 15th. These exclusive Extended Collector’s Editions come with iconic, collectible packaging to get fans to experience Pandora like never before.  With three versions of the film, AVATAR fans will get an all-new extended cut of the film and hours of never-before seen material including over 45 minutes of amazing deleted scenes!

“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.

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.

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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

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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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AVATAR Extended Collector’s Edition will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD everywhere in the United States and Canada on November 16th. International release dates and product information may vary by market. Please contact your local Twentieth Century Fox office to confirm country specific information.

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AVATAR EXTENDED COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY

Street Date:                       November 16, 2010

Prebook Date:                  October 10, 2010

Screen Format:                Widescreen (2.35:1)

Audio:                                  English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (BD) / English 5.1 Dolby Digital (DVD)

French, Spanish and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles                         English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish, French

U.S. Rating:                       PG-13

Total Run Time:               162 Minutes – Original Theatrical Version

Closed Captioned:          YES

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7 Responses to “Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition – The Journey Continues…”


  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    If it comes with Na’vi hair extensions, this could be the best blu-ray ever. But seriously, once again, James Cameron doesn’t disappoint.

    Now let’s just hope for an amazing True Lies blu-ray in the near future.

  2. Brian White

    That’s the spirit Aaron! 🙂

  3. Sean Ferguson

    I thought the special effects were incredible but the story was really weak. I’ll get this for the effects but that’s about it. I just wish this wasn’t Pocohontas in space.

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    Not every film can be Prince of Persia I guess…

  5. Gerard Iribe

    hahaha

    Yeah, this will be a day one and I’m still keeping my UK steelbok which did have a bunch of special features, a book, and lenticular lobby cards. It was great.

  6. Brian White

    You go G!

  7. Sean Ferguson

    Ha ha ha Aaron. I’ve got a lot more guilty pleasures than Prince of Persia. You can’t honestly try to defend the script for Avatar. I’m the first to admit that the effects were awesome but c’mon if I want to see some tree-hugging blue people then I can watch the smurfs. I’m sorry but I don’t really care about some blue jungle cats plus this movie had Michelle Rodriguez. James Cameron can do much better than this!