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Avatar (Two-Disc Original Theatrical Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2009)

Sam Worthington , Zoe Saldana , James Cameron  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,277 customer reviews)

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Please note: This edition of the film is not in 3D. Also, we recommend customers with older Blu-ray players update their player firmware to ensure successful playback of this product. More information about Blu-ray player firmware updates can be found here.
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Product Details

  • Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang
  • Directors: James Cameron
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, Dubbed, Subtitled, Dolby
  • Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: April 22, 2010
  • Run Time: 162 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,277 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VPE1B6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,542 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Avatar (Two-Disc Original Theatrical Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray; Disc 2: Theatrical Feature DVD

Please note: This edition of the film is not in 3D

Editorial Reviews

After 12 years of thinking about it (and waiting for movie technology to catch up with his visions), James Cameron followed up his unsinkable Titanic with Avatar, a sci-fi epic meant to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (that would be mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora. A paraplegic Marine named Jake (Sam Worthington) acts through a 9-foot-tall avatar that allows him to roam the planet and pass as one of the Na'vi, the blue-skinned, large-eyed native people who would very much like to live their peaceful lives without the interference of the visitors. Although he's supposed to be gathering intel for the badass general (Stephen Lang) who'd like to lay waste to the planet and its inhabitants, Jake naturally begins to take a liking to the Na'vi, especially the feisty Neytiri (Zoë Saldana, whose entire performance, recorded by Cameron's complicated motion-capture system, exists as a digitally rendered Na'vi). The movie uses state-of-the-art 3D technology to plunge the viewer deep into Cameron's crazy toy box of planetary ecosystems and high-tech machinery. Maybe it's the fact that Cameron seems torn between his two loves--awesome destructive gizmos and flower-power message mongering--that makes Avatar's pursuit of its point ultimately uncertain. That, and the fact that Cameron's dialogue continues to clunk badly. If you're won over by the movie's trippy new world, the characters will be forgivable as broad, useful archetypes rather than standard-issue stereotypes, and you might be able to overlook the unsurprising central plot. (The overextended "take that, Michael Bay" final battle sequences could tax even Cameron enthusiasts, however.) It doesn't measure up to the hype (what could?) yet Avatar frequently hits a giddy delirium all its own. The film itself is our Pandora, a sensation-saturated universe only the movies could create. --Robert Horton

Product Description

A reluctant hero. An epic journey. A choice between the life he left behind and the incredible new world he’s learned to call home. Return to James Cameron’s Avatar— the greatest adventure of all time. Please note: This edition of the film is not in 3D.

Versions of Avatar on Blu-ray, DVD, and Video On Demand

Edition Format Release Date Special Features
Avatar (Extended Collector's Edition) Three Blu-ray Discs Nov. 16, 2010 Three versions of the movie including the previously unreleased extended cut, plus more than eight hours of bonus features including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes, interactive scene deconstruction, Pandorapedia, documentaries and featurettes, and BD-LIVE content (requires compatible player and Internet connection)
Avatar (Extended Collector's Edition) Three DVDs Nov. 16, 2010 Three versions of the movie including the previously unreleased extended cut, plus more than three hours of bonus features including documentaries and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes
Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition) Digital Purchase Apr. 22, 2010 None
Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition) Digital Rental May 9, 2010 None
Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition) Two-disc Blu-ray/
DVD combo
Apr. 22, 2010 None
Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition) DVD Apr. 22, 2010 None

Stills from Avatar (Click for larger image)

Jake Sully  Pandora Military Base   Navi Team
Sully and Neytiri Trudy Chacon Neytiri

Customer Reviews

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256 of 280 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Transfer to Blu-Ray January 28, 2011
I got this as soon as I found it available on the net. It will not be available commercially for some time and that, of course, means the price is WAY to high for most viewers. I was willing to be taken for a ride but if you do not just have to have it now I would recommend waiting until it is available everywhere.
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!
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3,614 of 4,299 people found the following review helpful
By MyD

1. A special edition likely including 20-40 minutes of additional footage is already being leaked to media for release later THIS YEAR!
2. No special features. If you are a fan, of all the discs in your collection this is the one you really want the extra stuff. It really should be amazing!
3. No 3D presentation. New technology in TVs is out this year and should enhance the home 3D experience. I don't usually care about 3D at home but things are changing. Be ready!
4. There is also news that the movie itself will be re-released shortly with the 20-40 minutes of additional content I mentioned above. Why buy the Blu if you can see it with additional content and in the best possible 3D at theaters--- then buy the special edition just a few months later?

I have to echo the comments of a previous reviewer. The studios are becoming so brazen. They released this edition and tried to explain the poor accoutrements by saying "they wanted to save all the space on the disc for the best possible presentation". Are you kidding me? Bust out the extra discs already! Offering this bare bones BR right before re-releasing the movie with additional footage was also a classless act that spits in consumer's faces. Just rent the movie or see the enhanced version in theaters. It will tide you over until the Special Edition comes out.

Lastly, there are plenty of people adding comments that you shouldn't wait for 3D because the home experience with 3D is lack luster or most people don't have the new 3D TVs. That's partly true, however...
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT 3D! The lack of additional storyline, missing special features and blatent disregard for consumers (in an economic downturn) are what make this a bad deal.
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Armchair Commentary saysOctober 12, 2010
Latest Information: The extended collector's edition of "Avatar"--with more than eight hours of special features on Blu-ray and more than three hours on DVD--is now available to order at
101 of 117 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars And you wonder why people pirate movies....... October 18, 2012
Lets break down the release of Avatar for all to understand. The Avatar 3D blu-ray was eagerly anticipated by everyone who spent good money on a 3D system. Even with high prices, little content worth watching, and uncomfortable, goofy glasses we looked forward to the blu-ray release that put 3D technology on the map. First slap in the face, 20th Century Fox strikes a deal with Panasonic for an exclusive release of Avatar 3D. All you have to do is buy a Panasonic Blu-ray player or 3D glasses kit and a bare bones copy of Avatar in 3D is yours. What about people who already own a Blu-Ray player not to mention a better performer than Panasonic? Unless we spend well over $100.00 we don't have access to the movie. So we grit our teeth, and wait. Then what happens? Fox releases just the Blu-ray version of the movie to the public. For those who don't have 3D TVs, this release makes sense, expect once again, no additional features. No problem, Fox will just wait a bit and release another version of Avatar. This time, a wonderful 3 disc version with the extended movie and loads of extra features. This would be the perfect version to buy, except its missing one important detail. 3D! So we continue to hold off for many months and then the announcement we are waiting for. Avatar: Blu-ray - 3D for sale October 16th! The complaining would end here, unfortunately Fox just loves pissing people off. I go to buy the movie and discover it is once AGAIN, just a bare bones version. WOW, you couldn't just release the movie with the extra features that have already been produced. Even it if cost more at the cashier, don't you think people who waited for the 3D version would want to watch extra features that show how the highest-grossing, most technically advanced movie of all time is created? Read more ›
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1,137 of 1,369 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars BE CAREFUL!!!!! March 17, 2010
As it turns out, Fox has craftily decided to milk "Avatar" for every possibly penny, since the debut DVD/blu-ray will be a bare-bones release -- and it will be one of the first major films to appear in home video without any of the regular special features, such as theatrical trailers, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes footage.

If you want all the extra features, you'll have to wait until November, when you can buy a second "Avatar" DVD, currently titled the "Ultimate Edition," which will include all of the fancy stuff. And then, if you have really deep pockets, you can come back to the video store next year and buy a third, 3-D, version of the DVD.

So in a nut shell... This Blu-ray/DVD release JUST has the movie on it! NOTHING ELSE. NO EXTRAS, NO TRAILERS, NO SPECIAL FEATURES.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special
It is essentially what I expected, nothing spectacular, but ok as a 3D experience in your home. Doubt I will purchase another 3D DVD in the near future.
Published 11 hours ago by Joann
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 3D movie ever
The full screen aspect ratio and the quality of the 3D effects are unparalleled, this movie is head and shoulders above all others in terms of 3D. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Brian M. Petrus
5.0 out of 5 stars avatar
received the dvd in perfect condition, thank you. what a movie, they have to make more. we would buy them all
Published 1 day ago by brenda celorio
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent movie can watch over and over. Never get tired of it. One of the best. Glad to have it in my library
Published 3 days ago by jacqueline campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Best home theatre experience ever
Just watched on UHD TV 3D. The best movie watching experience ever. period. Better than theatre minus the crowd. Watched thrice in a single day.
Published 4 days ago by VNiman
5.0 out of 5 stars Plays well
I still haven't tried blue ray or 3D yet. The 2D DVD worked very well though. Such a beautiful, intense, fast-pace movie. I strongly recommend this movie.
Published 4 days ago by Patrick Verst
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
When this Cd was received it was in perfect condition. It was a very enjoyable movie to my grand sons.
Published 5 days ago by Patricia Gallman
5.0 out of 5 stars Avatar Blu-ray 3D
Fast delivery, great seller!

I already had a Blu-ray copy of Avatar, and had watched it at least 5 times. (A great, creative, movie! Read more
Published 7 days ago by Rudolph "Loves it"
5.0 out of 5 stars A 3D Must have
Bought this movie really for the 3d itself. Really a fantastic movie that you will enjoy with amazing special effects
Published 11 days ago by Justin Kaviany
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing video
I saw this at the theater so I was prepared to be unimpressed with the Blu-ray 3D. But it made me love, love, love my 3D television and this video. Read more
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What model of Blu-Ray player do you have? Amazon states in the intro to the two-disc (Blu-ray/Standard) set that some older players "might" require a firmware update. They do post links but they're not that helpful. If that doesn't resolve the problem, I'd suggest posting the question... Read more
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Did Avatar Changed Your Lifestyle?
So talking about glen beck makes you spell differently? All i know glen beck makes me want to shove a pencil in my ear.

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Old story
The soldiers in the movie were not official military. They were previous military but in the movie were employed by the company. That makes them mercenaries, an important distinction.
Jun 5, 2010 by M. Lewis |  See all 20 posts
Your thoughts on Avatar and Avatars storyline
Its Camerons beliefs and principles (as well as his considerable fimmaking talents)that should be admired as he stands up for what is right. Its a trait that some seem to envy since they have no morals themselves and feel inferior to him (which they should).
Apr 5, 2010 by Timothy M. Sowder |  See all 69 posts
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