Avatar Special Edition will be released later this week on Digital 3D and IMAX 3D with 8 minutes of never-before-seen footage, but in a perfect example of franchise milking 20th Century Fox has put 16 minutes of new footage on the Avatar Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray which will be released in November. I suppose there needed to be something substantial if they wanted people to buy Avatar twice.
Producer Jon Landau spoke to THR and revealed more details on what to expect:
“Avatar” producer Jon Landau said new scenes included in the now 171-minute theatrical special edition involve action sequences and narrative-deepening extensions of key scenes involving the blue-skinned Na’vi of Pandora and their human visitors.
“We tried to look at what people have responded to in the film and give them more of that,” Landau told THR on Monday. “There’s a whole new scene that takes place in the (Na’vi) school, there’s more night bioluminescence, there’s new creatures, and there is a new action scene. The scenes don’t just feel like added scenes — they are very organic to the story and embellish it.”
“About every 15 minutes you’ll get something new that you haven’t seen before, which is kind of cool,” Fox domestic distribution chief Bruce Snyder said. “People want to go back to Pandora on the big screen.”
I guess they will find another few minutes of footage for the inevitable 3D DVD and Blu-ray sometime next year.
Will you be buying Avatar Special Edition on DVD or Blu-ray?