James Cameron to release loaded special edition Avatar Blu-ray pack

Avatar Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray packaging
Avatar Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray packaging

Director James Cameron is unlocking the secrets of Pandora and taking fans on a guided tour of his vision with the highly anticipated release of Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD releasing November 16th in North America and rolling out in various International Markets November 12th. 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, 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.

Check out the official trailer for the collection, featuring never before seen footage.

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.

Blu-ray includes:

Disc One

Original Theatrical Version
Special Edition Re-Release
Collector’s Extended Cut
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 includes:

Disc One

Original Theatrical Version
Special Edition Re-release
Collector’s Extended Cut
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

Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD everywhere in the United States and Canada on November 16, 2010.

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