Avatar (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Pack)
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Original Theatrical Version of the Film in 3D, Blu-ray and DVD
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The extended collector's edition runs 16 minutes 28 seconds longer than the theatrical cut, and listed below are the major differences.
1) The opening scene is different, and starts with Jake in a wheelchair on Earth, in a Blade Runner-esque Earth city. The scene moves to scenes of Jake in his apartment, then taking liquid shots in a bar. Jake's narration of "I told myself I can pass any test a man can pass" and "They can fix the spinal if you got the money. But not on vet benefits, not in this economy" are inserted during this new opening scene.
Jake beats up a bar patron who is mistreating a woman, and then Jake and wheelchair are unceremoniously thrown outside by bouncers into an alley. While in the alley, Jake meets the two RDA representatives who bring him news of his brother's untimely death. Then the movie cuts back to the original theatrical cut where Jake sees his brother's body cremated, then awakes in space.
2) During Jake's initial flyover of Pandora in his avatar, they witness a herd of Sturmbeasts, buffalo-like creatures.
3) After seeing the Sturmbeasts, Grace, Jake, and Norm stop by Grace's old English school for the Na'vi. The school is now closed, abandoned, and some walls are riddled with bullet-holes. Norm finds a Dr. Seuss book, "The Lorax", on the ground. This scene explains how Neytiri knew English so well, and certainly gives some further backstory into Grace Augustine's character.
Interestingly, The Lorax can be seen as a metaphor for the Pandoran story.Read more ›
The video quality is fantastic. I have a Samsung 40" 3D setup and the movie was just beautiful to watch. Not quite the same as IMAX but very close (size of screen being the only difference that I could see). The 3D is, to my eyes, exactly as good as the IMAX on-screen version. I am a huge fan of the movie but believe me I would tell you if the video quality was not great.
I would not hesitate to do the purchase again (even considering the huge rip-off in price at this time) but advise others to consider if you really have to have it right now or can wait awhile.
Great movie, almost unbelievable video transfer quality, and a price that is just not right!
Hope this helps.
Some of the other low scores talk about the 3D version coming, but that is weak reason for most people because most do not own and will not own a 3D TV set. If you do your research on 3D TVs you will find they clunky and costly. Unless you are among the few who have a 3D TV, then there is no reason to wait to buy this release of Avatar if you enjoyed the movie.
For the few who have never seen the movie, the key factors to consider is if you are a science fiction fan, enjoy action movies, and if you consider yourself picky about dialog/originality, Avatar breaks no new ground when it comes to story, but it does take many of successful elements from other stories and rolls it into this one. The bashing on acting is overkill. In general they did a fine job, not exceptional, but anyone who loves science fiction will find the acting a step above the normal for this type of movie. The dialog is nothing special. There are mostly cliche characters and situations. The key is the entire package is very well done. No movie is perfect and as much as some people bash this, just look at the box office sales. Bad movies would have never set top sales records no matter how much marketing was behind it.Read more ›
1. A special edition including 20 minutes of additional footage was released just months after Theatrical Edition. (But fans weren't told until it was too late)
2. No special features in 2 disc Theatrical Edition. If you are a fan, of all the discs in your collection this is the one you really want the extra stuff.
3. 3D version also now available, though not in the extended version yet. This movie is considered a reference disc in 3D and the extensive CGI use makes it a great story to be seen in that medium, as are most animated movies. Hopefully a 3D Extended Version will be released soon.
Regarding the multiple releases while holding back on the whole package: The studios are becoming so brazen. Offering bare bones Blu Rays shortly before re-releasing the movie with additional footage was a classless act that kicks dirt in the face of fans. I completely understand the business side of the equation. However, I think we would all like to see them release multiple versions and let fans decide how much they need verses how much to spend. At least release a complete package a year or so on. There still isn't an extended 3D version US general release at the time of my update Dec 2014. The first 3D release was just the theatrical edition, even though the extended footage was already available. It's like pulling teeth to get these studios to release everything fans want in a single package, even down the road. After all the releases we have had, they really owe it to fans to do something for us, rather than themselves. We all understand the business side and multiple releases are no surprise. But seriously, this is somewhat an old movie now!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Let's get right to it. In my opinion, the person who came up with the actual layout for this set should be fired and banned from ever participating in a DVD release again. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Orrymain
This film continues to be extraordinary. Most people are taken by the visual effects; in my opinion the most striking feature is its spirituality. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gwynne Pratt
I paid for HD rental, but the quality of the movie was poor almost throughout (we watched the movie on a Saturday evening; not sure if the problem is from the local Comcast network... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Christine Tam
This would get 5 stars for 3D for sure. It is a good movie, but the plot is just overdone. I got it for the 3D, but probably won't watch more than once or twice.Published 1 day ago by ReviewLP
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|3D theatrical or 3D extended version?||
This is the theatrical 3D version. I am waiting for the extended 3D version myself.
Oct 4, 2012 by Chris D | See all 5 posts
|Extended or Theatrical?||
It looks like the "new" 3D release only includes the THEATRICAL version (3D, blu ray and DVD). So just like April 2010 when we got the 2D theatrical version on blu ray, then waited patiently for the 2D extended cut (with 16 pretty vital minutes added in) to come out in November 2010 in... Read More
Aug 22, 2012 by Doug Waltz | See all 5 posts
|Fry's Price $19.99 w/ free shipping||
It is the same one Amazon is selling. This is directly from Frys.com:
Avatar 3D Blu-Ray & DVD Limited Edition
Mfr: 20th Century Fox Model: 2282301
FRYS.com #7275753 UPC: 024543823018
Check it with the UPC # on Amazon and you will see it is the same one - (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray/ DVD Combo... Read More
Oct 13, 2012 by mouseeneer | See all 19 posts
|I can't believe Amazon combined the upcoming Oct 2012 3D Avatar Blu-ray...||
Well, not all previous releases, just the collector's edition releases. But yeah, that's pretty stupid.
Aug 19, 2012 by David | See all 13 posts
|Avatar 3d and Samsung||
I'm having this same issue. Were you able to get this solved in any way?
Dec 31, 2013 by Felipe | See all 2 posts
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