The official trailer for the 3 disc Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition DVD (and blu-ray, of course) has been released and it will leave many an Avatar fan gagging with excitement, and I'm sure it's detractors simply gagging. I count myself as a fan and the new video has me stoked.
It has glimpses of the extra footage, yet unseen, from the "Collectors Extended Edition" of the film. This is not the extended edition which came out in theaters, but a home-version-only cut that includes what appears to be an Earth-based 'civilian Jake' alternate opening.
The trailer also previews the extra features which will include a feature length documentary and 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Usually finding myself a defender of movies that are actually shot in 3D, it will be interesting to see how this animated film was made. Nothing against motion capture (of course) or even acting-capture, but the film is still a mostly animated which folks seem to forget, which is in a sense, a tribute to the filmmakers.
As a new owner of a Blu-Ray player (which admittedly plays video games too) I'm looking forward to this set, as it appears to contain lots more than the standard DVD, (menu's below) but I have to admit to a craving, very controllable at this point, for one of those ludicrously expensive 3D TV's…
Santa... I see you.
Blu-Ray Disc Menu from the press release:
Avatar Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray:
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
“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
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
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