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James Cameron talks November release of Avatar Boxset Blu Ray Release

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by oscar_merkx, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    James Cameron speaks

     

    http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2010/08/interview_with_james_cameron_o.html

     

     

     
  2. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff Oscar. Just got back from seeing the SE of Avatar 3D & it was my favorite viewing of it yet. Was my 2nd time in theaters and 3rd overall. Excellent film.
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    Did the extra footage really add anything to improve the story or was it all basically eye candy?
     
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    One of the extended scenes that's been reinserted back into the "Special Edition" cut that's out in theaters right now is the actual death sequence of Naytiri's original "fiancé," during the final attack sequence -- from people who've seen it, it's reportedly quite an emotional moment, and was something that Cameron initially trimmed back when he felt that the audience might get TOO destroyed by another major character's death (coming so quickly after Sigourney's).

     

    His later response to his editors after realizing this error (who originally fought for the scene to be kept in the film):

     

    "Maybe you guys were right."
     
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    edwin.

    that is a very good question. I did support the special edition of aliens, the abyss, and t2. but here I think the theatre version released was better. I could see why the scenes were cut in the first place. pacing reason. they didnt really add much. fun to see the first time around. the whole death scene (after the bad guy) .. the movie was over when the bad guy was killed. cameron was smart to cut the scenes out. the stampede scene was cool, but a bit too short. I saw it last night with family and friends. they never saw the theatre version.

     

    Jacob
     
  6. Haden

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    Has a specific release date been announced for this set yet? I just keep hearing "November" everywhere, including in this interview. WHEN in November? Seems like an official announcement for this set should have been made by now.... or did I miss it?
     
  7. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    november 16th

     

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5057

     

     

     
  8. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    Lots of info

     

    http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/09/two-minutes-of-test-footage-from-james.html

     

     

     
  10. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    Avatar Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Bonus Features Surface


    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5223



     
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    Dick Well-Known Member

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    I have always enjoyed Cameron's commentaries and was hoping for one here. Looks like it isn't happening.
     
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    From Blu-ray.com

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5248


    20th Century Fox Entertainment has officially announced Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition for Blu-ray release on November 16 in North America (and internationally from November 15). As previously reported, this edition will consist of three discs and contain three versions of the film, including an all-new extended cut, as well as hours of never-before seen material including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes.
    The filmmakers and the studio had informed consumers that this Collector's Edition was coming up at the same time that the first edition was announced (see Blu-ray.com, March 16).
    Filmmaker James Cameron said: "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.
    This edition will 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.
    A 3D Blu-ray version is not included and has not been announced separately. Panasonic representatives confirmed last month that it would be exclusively available to buyers of Panasonic 3D plasma TVs (see Blu-ray.com, September 3).
    "Capturing Avatar" is 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 this film.
    Fans can dive further into the world of the Na'vi and experience the film from behind the scenes, with a "master class" on the production. Using Blu-ray interactivity, viewers can experience the full film in three stages of production: Performance Capture, Template (or "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.
    Contents by disc are as follows:
    Disc One

    • Original Theatrical Version
    • Special Edition Re-Release
    • Collector's Extended Cut (16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening)
    The original theatrical and special-edition versions will include a "Family" audio track with all objectionable language removed.
    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 (BD-exclusive)
    Disc Three (all contents BD-exclusive)

    • Open "Pandora's Box" and go deeper into the filmmaker process
    • Interactive Scene Deconstruction: Explore the various stages of production through three 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

    From The Digital Bits

     
  13. SD_Brian

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    Interesting that removing the "objectionable" language is the only thing deemed necessary to make this movie "Family-Friendly." Even without the swearing Avatar still would be PG-13 for violence, sexual situations and--worst of all--smoking.
     
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    I don't even remember that much 'bad' language even in the movie or at least not enough that you'd need an alternate audio track. I'd be willing to bet that Avatar has the least amount of profanity of any Cameron movie.
     
  15. oscar_merkx

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    Jim Cameron talks Avatar release


    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5330




    Interesting that an hour was cut.


    The Blade Runner documentary ran for 3 hours, twice as long as the movie itself.
     
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    The Frightners had like a 4 hour documentary.


    Couldn't they have just included the cut parts of the documentary in another section, or better yet as branching points on the main doc?
     
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    It could be that it was simply material that was redundant in light of other special features that are available.
     
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    If it's redundant, fine, but then say it's redundant instead of "it was too long." A couple of titles have already been mentioned which have documentaries that run longer than the film itself, and they're considered among the best behind-the-scenes features. If the only reason for cutting the documentary down is that it was longer than the movie it's about, that's a pretty poor excuse, in my opinion.
     
  19. AlexS2

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    Digital Bits says Fox are starting to put op previews for the CE contents on the BD-Live of the current Blu-Ray


    http://www.digitalbits.com/#mytwocents


    Just checked, and its up.


    Bill Hunt comments that the Alternate opening is much better than the original one. Was the entire alternate opening shown at the Press Event?
     
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    Digital Bits says Fox are starting to put op previews for the CE contents on the BD-Live of the current Blu-Ray


    http://www.digitalbits.com/#mytwocents


    Just checked, and its up.


    Bill Hunt comments that the Alternate opening is much better than the original one. Was the entire alternate opening shown at the Press Event?
     

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