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Twentieth Century Fox Details Avatar Extended Collector's Edition

Oct 5 2010, 3:40pm CDT | by , in News | Home Entertainment

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Twentieth Century Fox Details Avatar Extended Collector's Edition
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But no 3D!

James Cameron's masterful movie Avatar is coming to Blu-ray again, with new features, but it still won't be in stereoscopic 3D.

Avatar Extended Collector's Edition on Blu-ray will have the following features:

- Documentary called "Capturing Avatar"
- Exclusive interviews
- Behind-the-scenes feature called "Pandora's Box"
- 17 mini featurettes
- "Interactive Scene Deconstruction"
- Interactive original 300-page screenplay
- "Pandorapedia" feature
- BD-Live connectivity

"I told our team --- let's do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want. Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set," said Cameron in a statement.

Well, apparently not quite everything. In fact, the single most important thing isn't here. No one talked about Avatar's awesome story. No one said the world of Pandora was really creative and incredible. People said the 3D was amazing. So where's the 3D? Well, for most people it won't be here for a while.

Until an undisclosed later time, Panasonic will have the exclusive distribution rights to the Blu-ray 3D version of Avatar. That's thanks to a huge deal between Panasonic and Fox, probably one that netted a whole bunch of money on Fox's balance sheet.

So people who want to see Avatar on Blu-ray 3D will likely need to either buy a Panasonic 3D TV or Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player, or they'll have to scour the Internet to find someone selling it because they bought a Panasonic TV.

Avatar Blu-ray 3D will eventually be available at general retail, but it won't be until well into next year.

Via BigPictureSound

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