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James Cameron announces DVD/Blu-ray date for 'Avatar'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2010 16:42 User comments (14)

James Cameron announces DVD/Blu-ray date for 'Avatar' Director James Cameron has announced that his epic blockbuster hit Avatar will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in April, although the first version released will not be in 3D.
The original Cameron quote is as follows: "It's all right on schedule. We'll do the Blu-ray and the standard def DVD April 22nd, that's our plan as of right now, and that'll be pretty much bare bones. And then we'll do a value-added DVD and a 3-D Blu-ray in I think November sometime."

Fox however, has stated that the 3D version is not coming out in November. Says the spokesperson: "3-D is in the conceptual stage and 'Avatar' will not be out on 3-D Blu-ray in November."

'Avatar,' released in December, has quickly become the highest-grossing film of all-time (not adjusted for ticket inflation), and is the highest-grossing film in U.S., Chinese, Russian, Spanish, U.K history.

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14 user comments

120.2.2010 17:14

why dont they make it so we can get it earlier -_-; i dont care if this is going to be coming out around the holiday, i want to watch it sooner

220.2.2010 17:28

It's one of those films that's worth the visit to the cinema.
Why wait for the BD/DVD release.
Stunning CGI, it'll be a reference BD disc for sure.

320.2.2010 17:45

yea, i already watched it twice in the cinema 3d imax,

420.2.2010 18:49

You could always just watch the dvd screener that's been out for a month or so.
The first release was awful but it was cleaned up and is very watchable.

520.2.2010 20:03

or you can show some patience and wait for the dvd.

620.2.2010 22:33

Wow, that was fast in terms of when they are getting this out to DVD. James really wants that money, doesn't he?

720.2.2010 23:52

Is the quote saying that both the Blu-ray and the DVD are going to be barebones in April ?

821.2.2010 0:24

I am predicting that I am buying a Blu-ray in April and making Avatar my first Blu-ray movie to buy.


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921.2.2010 2:32

It's kind of interesting that they'll look to release it in April and again in 3D in November. This past week (12-15th) it was still #4 at the box office and is probably nipping at the heels of Return of the Jedi (#14 overall) on the All-Time list.

If the April 22nd date stays firm I'm guessing Avatar may become #10 on the All-Time list as long as it doesn't fall on it's face in the next few weeks.

Originally posted by ydkjman:
Is the quote saying that both the Blu-ray and the DVD are going to be barebones in April ?
If by barebones you mean non-3D (and not overly stuffed with extras) then yes, it sounds like that to me.

1021.2.2010 5:43

Until dedicated 3D TVs are common place, I can't see the option for 3D at home being worth looking at.
The new Sony 3D range looks good, uses the proper polarised lense technology instead of twin colour filters.
First run on DVD/BD will be theatrical release, with directors cut set for later in the year.
I seen it twice in 3D, dont have an Imax near me or would have done that instead.

1122.2.2010 14:45

Quote:
Director James Cameron has announced that his epic blockbuster hit Avatar will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in April, although the first version released will not be in 3D
I actually like this cause the 3D version did not work for me when i saw it :)

1227.2.2010 15:22

i'll own it, one of the best movies of the year!

1328.2.2010 7:08

Well I'm certainly not going to waste money t buy it now, only to have to buy a bigger better version later on. I'll just wait until an "extended director's cut" comes out on Blu-Ray preferably with both 2D and 3D versions included. It'll probably even be a decent price by then.

1428.2.2010 15:02

The other thing that I'm wondering is if the extended directors ver is only going to be released as a 3D ver. Cause with this movie I think it's worth getting and watching the extras and having the directors ver as well. So I'm not going to double dip on this thats for sure. I will wait.

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