Avatar (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray] (2009)

Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
James Cameron
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Region: 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs:
20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date:
April 22, 2010
Run Time:
162 minutes



Avatar has already made $2.6 billion at the box office across the globe, but it seems that there is yet more money to be squeezed from what is now officially The Biggest Hit Movie of All Time Unless You Factor in Inflation, That Is .

This DVD / Blu-ray release is a barebones vanilla edition with no – we repeat NO – special features whatsoever. No director’s commentary, no making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, nothing. It isn’t even in 3-D! (Okay, 3-D on your television sucks and will make you throw up and get headaches, but it’s the thought that counts!)

Expect Fox to bring out another “special edition” again later this year. Director James Cameron has confirmed rumors that a six-minutes longer version with scenes especially filmed by WETA will be released in 3-D cinemas in August. This longer version of Avatar will probably be released as a two-disc affair with all the stuff serious collectors would want and expect of a major release such as this.

Why do they do this? Well, to make those same serious collectors buy the same disc more than once of course!

And no, it’s no “Avatar being released on Earth Day” environmental concerns at play here – just rampant greed . . . This disc should have been called Avarice instead!

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re the type who wants special features then save your money and wait until the special edition comes out – probably in time for X-mas.

If you want just the movie, then go ahead. But you’ll be sorry when that special edition comes out . . .



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