Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD

Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD

Avatar, the runaway hit of 2009 is soon to land in new Blu-ray and DVD editions, each containing three different versions of the film – the original theatric release, the Special Edition re-release, and the Avatar Collector’s Edition.

In the words of the film’s director, James Cameron:

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.”

In addition to the multiple versions of the film, there’s a lot of behind the scenes featurettes, and 45 minutes of deleted scenes. For a full run-down of the bonus content, see below.

I get the feeling that we’re going to see a lot of re-issues of this movie in coming years. I look forward to the Avatar: St Patrick’s Day Special Edition, where all of the Na’vi are coloured green instead of blue.

Availability

The Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD has a global release date of November 24, 2010.

Bonus content: Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD

Blu-ray

  • Original theatrical version
  • Special Edition re-release
  • Collector’s Extended Cut
  • 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening
  • “Capturing Avatar“ – 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
  • 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 (UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia & US)

DVD

  • Original theatrical version
  • Special Edition re-release
  • Collector’s Extended Cut
  • 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening
  • “Capturing Avatar“ – 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