Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition DVD & Blu-ray Details [Updated]

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Avatar Extended Collectors Edition artwork Avatar Extended Collectors Edition DVD & Blu ray Details [Updated]

[Update: Check new trailers for the Avatar Re-release!]

Not content with $2.77 billion in worldwide box office takings and a record-setting home release this past April, James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are releasing another version of Avatar in the form of the Extended Collector’s Edition this November.

We’ve had hints for quite a while now at what we can expect from this new special edition of Avatar, the most recent update popping up back in August. However, today Fox has put out an official press release letting us eager fans in on what we can expect if we hand over our hard-earned cash to own Avatar on DVD or Blu-ray this time around.

Whether you’re a first-time Avatar purchaser – most likely you’re like me and saved your money to buy this version – or are just so much of a fan that you feel the need to get every edition available (just wait for the 10 year anniversary edition in 2019!), there’s plenty to sink your teeth into with this impressive release.

Now before you get up in arms about Cameron and Co. ripping customers off by releasing the “real” Avatar home viewing experience six months after the first bare-bones release, remember that we knew upfront that the first release was going to give you the bare minimum and that a huge special edition was on its way near Christmas. And not only have Cameron and Co. delivered on that promise, they’ve made it very worthwhile to buy this edition due to the extensive amount of special features and extended/unseen footage included.

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Along with a whopping three versions of the movie – theatrical cut, special edition re-release (as seen in theaters) and the new Collector’s Extended Cut – there are also a wealth of behind-the-scenes featurettes, 45 minutes of deleted scenes and even an alternate opening to the movie.

Update: Check these new trailers for the Avatar Collector’s Edition:

Here is the official special features from the press release:

AVATAR Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Disc One

  • Original Theatrical Version
  • Special Edition Re-Release
  • Collector’s Extended Cut (16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening)
  • Family Audio Track (All Objectionable Language Removed – available on Original Theatrical Release and Special Edition Re-release)
  • Original Theatrical Release
  • Special Edition Re-release

Disc Two

  • “Capturing Avatar” An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew
  • Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes
  • Production Materials

Disc Three

  • Open “Pandora’s Box” and go deeper into the filmmaker process
  • Interactive Scene Deconstruction: Explore the various stages of production through 3 different viewing modes
  • Production Shorts: 17 featurettes covering performance capture, scoring the film, 3D fusion camera, stunts and much more
  • Avatar Archives including original scriptment, 300 page screenplay and the extensive Pandorapedia
  • BD-live Portal with additional bonus materials

AVATAR Collector’s Edition: 3-Disc Special Edition DVD

Disc One

  • Original Theatrical Version
  • Special Edition Re-release
  • Collector’s Extended Cut (16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening)

Disc Two

  • Original Theatrical Version
  • Special Edition Re-release
  • Collector’s Extended Cut

Disc Three

  • “Capturing Avatar” An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew
  • Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes

If all of that wasn’t enough to get you excited, below is the artwork for the release:

Avatar Extended Collectors Edition artwork2 Avatar Extended Collectors Edition DVD & Blu ray Details [Updated]

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I purposefully held back from purchasing Avatar back in April precisely because I knew we’d be getting a much more worthwhile release later on. I’ve been caught out there too many times buying a movie when it first comes out, only to find out a few months later that a special edition with more and better special features is available.

Holding off on buying Avatar may have meant having to wait quite a bit longer without it in my collection, but it certainly looks like it was worth the wait :-). I’m particularly impressed that they’re offering all three versions of the movie in the one package as opposed to releasing them separately.

This release may not appeal to the average movie goer but for super-fans of the movie it means more delving into the world of Pandora that Cameron envisioned and seeing how it all was put together.

Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition will hit store shelves on November 16th, 2010.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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  1. Awesome. That a boy, Ross, that a boy.

    I too refrained from purchasing the DVD released back in April, a good decision indeed.


    • this will be the second of 45645745747 BR DVD re-releases from cammy :)

  2. I bought it back in April, but this film is worth double dipping.

    • DAMN! I wasnt gonna get it but oh well,this movies so good id get it again….

      • you really should do yourself a favor and check out Cammy’s pre-Titanic films ricky

      • Crap,Nevermind i wont be able to get this,im going to spend all my money those coming days….oh well.

  3. I wasn’t going to get it..but I think now I might have too :)

  4. I too saved my money for this edition, but of course the Blu-Ray had better features.

  5. Avatar is the most overrated piece of film this century.

    It was good, but even the visuals got tiresome after a while.

  6. I had always wondered why I never went to buy Avatar. Now I know why. I was waiting for this!

  7. I can already taste the awesomeness of the bonus features.

  8. I didn’t buy the first release cause I’ve been waiting for this one.
    gonna be sweet in high def :)!

    • Glad to know I’m not the only one who held out, guys :)

      • I wish i couldve done it but i couldnt! :(


        • Yeah..oh well,gotta pay double the cash…not yet thpough im waiting till the price drops.

  9. Am I reading correctly? Disc One and Disc Two of the DVD release are the same? And the three versiones are available in Disc One of the Blu-ray –twice? (Yes, I don’t own a Blu-ray player… yet.)

    If that is true, seems a little bit of lame. But other than that, this is beyond awesome. I am so getting this one. Dear Santa…

  10. Perfectly happy with my low def, 2D, no frills dvd copy.

    Btw, why was the price left out of this report,,,?

    • 790, because cammy lives by the creed “if you have to as, you cant afford it” lol there will be more dvd/br versions to come, just wait.

      • How do you know?? they told us these would come out,so why wouldnt they say others would too?

    • 790

      $20 on amazon.com

  11. What a surprise, us lowly punters still struggling in the candlelight with our rickety DVD players, are made to miss out on the features once again.

  12. Guys,theyre obviously pushing ppl to get the BR! I wanted a combo pack dammit!!

    • It’s not pushing, that implies something a slight motion, it’s more like a violent shove.
      I did really want to buy this, but I’ll be missing out, I keep looking at my 2 disc edition of Star Trek with love and a little bit of consternation; where’s the rest of the extras.

      • its not worth buying to me either way Sam. :)

      • I wouldn’t say its pushing or shoving. Blu rays hold more info. Like when eves started having special features compared to vhs. But let’s not get into another dvd vs blu ray debate :).

        • No let’s not. However, blu ray may hold more, but there is enough room on DVDs for all the features on the blu ray.

          • how much different were the features on the 5 disk br of blade runner as opposed to the 5 disk dvd edition?? im guessing none really, its just a ploy really. but anyway i wont be buying this either way im done supporting cammy lol. and yes DSB they could have included the same stuff that they did on the br edition in the dvd edition as well, im with you on that :)

            • Better cameron than lucas lol! :)

              • im not supporting him anymore either lol

            • The blade runner box sets were identical in every way except one; the price.

              • thats what i thought lol. when i got my case set at best buy, there were fewer BR sets

        • Id say it IS pushing they have enough room for special features on tge dvd,and more languages on the BR etc..

  13. Thanks Sully, but I don’t purchase anything online.

    I’ll swing by a few stores and post what their charging. I have a feeling it will be more then $20.

    • That’s admirable, if not a little odd. I like buying stuff in shops, but do you have a particular vendetta against buying stuff online?

      • too many shady ppl online maybe including businesses lol

        • Yes anthony but buying porn online is more discrete 8)

          • except for the fact they have ur credit card info checking account info, or whatever.

    • 790

      It probably will be like $25 to $30 in stores.

      Dr sam.
      Yes you’re right dvds could hold those features to.

      • Sully, im thinking that be an opening week sales price, then after that maybe in the 35 dollar range.

  14. Sully if thats your mugshot you hve as your gravatar, im shocked ricky hasnt said that i looked like you yet LOL

    • No kidding right haha! Ricky thinks everbody looks like you. And yes that’s my mug. Pre tattoos

      • ahhh! i have ONE tattoo, thats all i need man :)

        • I could never get the courage to get a tattoo.

          • it didnt hurt to bad DSB, its on my right inner forearm

            • I always fancied the kryptonian symbols from Smallville.

              • mines a Band logo..yes silly, but not for me. people get tattoos of things that mean something to them personally DSB. no one can take that away

                • That’s one of the things I like about them, they are incredibly personal. I always liked the idea of a tattoo that would last for a year or two and then completely fade away. Sadly such a thing doesn’t exist.

                  • They do have temp tattoos that last for a while. Its called henna. :)

                    • Yeah I know. But they only last a few weeks don’t they?
                      Maybe one day.

                • I have a band logo tattoo as well. The worst spot i’ve gotten tatted was my elbow. They don’t hurt that bad dr sam. Once you’re like 10 minutes in you start getting kinda numb.

                  • Yeah they last a week or two but its a good thing to do if you ever wanna think about getting a permanent one, get the temp one to see if you like it.

                    • i like my Pennywise tattoo. i toyed with the idea of getting one moree but then squashed the idea altogether

                    • I will NEVER get a tattoo.

  15. Beckett,,,

    Mainly because I don’t like where all this online stuff is headed. I support stores best I can.

    I don’t want to live in a online controlled world.

    • That’s pretty much what I though you were going to say.
      Amazon is a precursor to Skynet after all.

      • hahahhaha i thought Ebay was!

  16. Beckett,,,

    Not Amazon, Google.

    And fyi, you guys can make fun of my conspiracy minded views all you like.

    From where I’m sitting, its you that’s blind, not me. 8-)

    • hey now, ive never made fun of your conspiracies 790, and i dont plan too either dude :)

    • I wasn’t making fun actually, I do think you have a slight point, I do think it’s disturbing the way everything about me is on the Internet.

      I’m not living off the grid like you though :)

  17. Wasn’t talking about you Ants. Btw, don’t make fun of my Jar Jar Binks tatt k,,, :-) and don’t tell anyone!
    Beckett, in a way you can equate the Bluray push to the online push, to the Amazon push, to the social website push.
    Basically your being pushed into a brave new world,,, but everyone is, and they’re loving the savings!!! Woop woop.

    Hopfully I’ll be long dead before were all chipped like cattle and have to pay taxes on our carbon dioxide emmisions. Rickster that’s your future buddy,,, 8-)

    • I’m a bit concerned. For the second time in 2 days, I find myself, agreeing with you.
      I’m scared.

      • lol DSB

    • you mean you and Seth Rogan have the same tatt? (he had one in Fanboys lol:)

    • Yes dont rub it in 790..

  18. (Fanboys)
    I love that film in spite of Rogan.


    • me too 790, Shaters cameo was classic. i also coulda done without danny mcbride as well.

  19. should have been Shatner*

  20. The way I see it.. Right now I have to RE-purchase every DVD movie I ever bought again on Blu-Ray anyway… Only to have some 3rd technology come out in 2 more years eliminating Blu-Ray altogether… Then I have to by Terminator 2 on florescent orange, 3-D “Nano-Cubes” or some other such thing….


    • Edward,

      And then ANOTHER new technology a few years after THAT.

      I guess one has to draw a line in the sand somewhere and say “OK, I’m going to invest in THIS technology” even though within 10 years or so it’ll probably be replaced.

      Otherwise one would never buy anything.


      • Yes that pretty much sucks..

  21. After watching the new trailers for this im definitely getting it!!! Cant wait!!

  22. I just pre-ordered it at Amazon for $22.99 :)

    • Lucky..

  23. It looks AMAZING!0_0

  24. I waited also to purchase this movie. I finally bought the boxed set of DVD’s and was totally disappointed…all 3 versions of the movie are split in half with the beginning on the first disc and the ending on the second disc. Do they call intermission half way through the movie in a theater???
    No, and if they did I would be inclined to ask for my money back and leave. What a waste of my money this was.

  25. I was given the dvd version as a gift. I assure you, buying the DVD version is pointless. Not only is the movie split over 2 disc (understandable, I suppose), but two-thirds of the bonus material is missing. You get NONE of the content from “Pandora’s Box” (which is disc 3 of the Blu ray) & only half of the what’s on disc 2 of the Blu ray version.

  26. I bought the DVD version too and after seein that all 3 versions are split in half other 2 discs i’m now wishing i didn’t buy it and i’m being put off watchin it Thanks a lot, 20 Century Fox I’m not at all happy wiv this DVD set It sucks

  27. Avatar – great movie…from the beginning to the end. All characters perfectly feet.