TCFHE Press Release: Avatar Extended Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    EXTENDED COLLECTOR’S EDITION


    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment AnnouncesAvatar Blu-ray and DVD Global Release Dates


    Three-Disc Set of the Worldwide Theatrical and Home Entertainment Phenomenon Contains Even More of the AVATAR Experience with Over Eight Hours of Never-Before-Seen Material and In-Depth Exploration into the World of Pandora!


    LOS ANGELES, CA. (October 5th, 2010) – 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 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.





    AVATAR Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray: Catalog #: 2271369 (available for the suggested retail price of $54.99 U.S. / $66.99 Canada.)



    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: Catalog #: 2271367 (available for the suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S./$45.98 Canada)



    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 16th. International release dates and product information may vary by market. Please contact your local Twentieth Century Fox office to confirm country specific information.


    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.


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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
     
  2. cafink

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    I'm extremely pleased to hear that this release includes not only the new cut, but also both existing cuts. I presume it will have the same 1.78:1 framing found on the previous release; I'd like to have seen the 2.35:1 version included as well. Nevertheless, this sounds like a great release.
     
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    The press release says:



    Screen Format:

    Widescreen (2.35:1)



    But press releases have been wrong before...
     
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    How did I miss that? Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  5. Nicholas Martin

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    We all know that is a typo and it will be 1.78:1.


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    The DVD information looks a bit odd, since it basically says discs one and two will be the same? That can't be right.
     
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    I'm a little confused - the Digital Bits said that the "Special Edition" version is 9 minutes longer and the "Extended" cut is 16 minutes additional - is this 16 minutes on top of the 9 for a total of 25 minutes of added scenes?
     
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    That's how I take it. The special edition runs 9 minutes longer than the theatrical cut and the extended cut runs 25 minutes longer than the theatrical cut/16 minuites longer than the special edition.
     
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    Pretty sure they mean 16 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. Cameron has said it's just an extended opening, also, 25 minutes would push it over 3 hours and they're just advertising it as a 3 hour cut which sounds right after adding 16 to theatrical.
     
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    The Digital Bits is reporting that the press release is in error, and that this blu ray will be 1.78:1. A little disappointing, but this still sounds like a great release.
     
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    I didn't know they were only adding the opening back in. If that's the case, you're probably right and the extended cut runs 16 minutes longer than the theatrical cut and 7 minutes longer than the special edition.
     
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    I never thought I would be saying this but I'm looking forward to the family language track. My 4yo twins kept hearing about it and wanted to see some of it so I put on the scene where Jake learns to fly. We weren't 30 seconds into take off and he says "shit". Thankfully no one noticed/heard but there were no more Avatar demos for the kids after that.
     
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    That's one high SRP...Yikes.
     
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    This looks like a great set. At $54.99 or what that translates to in street prices, it won't be an impulse buy, but it looks like they are really giving you some good stuff for your money, not just a box of trinkets. That "Master Class" sounds like a real treat! I might to wait for reviews and see how well they handle the compression, but after reading good things about the 3 1/2 hour, grain heavy Seven Samurai on a single disc, and about the original Avatar Blu-ray, I remain optimistic.


    I can understand where Adam is coming from. Still, the inclusion of a family friendly track without a similar family friendly cut seems curious, considering, among other content, you have people in robots with giant knives stabbing things.
     
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    Wasn't there supposed to be some sort of discount offered to those who bought the bare-bones edition of Avatar? I just checked my box and couldn't find any mention of it. There is a $25 rebate for buying Avatar and a BR player, but the time frame for that has expired.
     
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    Absolutely love this movie.


    Cannot wait for more Pandora.
     
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    This set sounds absolutely spectacular. Although I have to say.. a bit sad to see that there doesn't seem to be a commentary.
     
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    All of the multi-angle, behind-the-scenes content available to watch during the film appear to be in place of a standard commentary track.
     
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    Tonight I received an email for "Avatar Program" members (those that registered the original BD release) that includes a discount code for $5 off and free shipping when ordered through the FoxConnect store. Their regular price is $34.99, so that knocks it down to $29.99 (from a $54.99 SRP).


    - Mark
     
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    And once again Canadians (like me) are screwed over. We could register (I did when I got the disc) but I never received an email for any discount, and FoxConnect doesn't deal with Canada at all.


    Figures.
     

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