Avatar finally heads to Blu-ray in 3DPosted 9:08 am on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Some fans might have a problem with Fox’s marketing strategy of getting as much money as possible by releasing many different versions of Avatar. Fox first released the bare-bones version on Blu-ray and DVD in 2010. Half a year later, the the Extended Edition version was released that included 16 minutes of additional footage. And now in 2012, Fox has announced that the 3D Blu-ray version of Avatar will finally be released on October 16th in North America and October 15th everywhere else. The reason it took so long was because of an exclusive deal with Panasonic where certain Panasonic owners get to have the 3D box set.
“3D television is the future of home entertainment,” said James Cameron, the Oscar® winning Director. “I’m a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that AVATAR can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.”
This is so tempting too, since Avatar in 3D was amazing, especially if you’ve seen it on the IMAX screens. I’m not sure I want to spend the moolah for a 3D TV just yet, but those of you who loved James Cameron’s Avatar and have a 3D TV, then this is a no-brainer. The only downside is that the extended version won’t be included, as the 3D version only applies to the original theatrical release.
In other news, James Cameron should be really happy to know that his film, Titanic, will be the first Hollywood movie in decades to screen in Myanmar, AKA Burma.
Source: The Wrap
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.