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Avatar three-disc extended collectors set due in November

Fans of Avatar that are eager to continue lining the pockets of Fox and James Cameron will have their chance, again on November 16, when the Avatar Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition is released on Blu-ray and DVD. The set will mark the fourth separate instance of new money coming in from Avatar (not counting novels, games, merchandise, etc.) following the original release, the first DVD and Blu-ray release, and the recent theatrical re-release that contained additional footage. The set does not include a 3D version of the movie, so expect a fifth opportunity to pay for Avatar sometime next year.

The upcoming set includes three versions of the movie: the original theatrical release, the re-release that features six minutes of additional footage, and an extended edition which is 16 minutes longer than the original, including an alternate opening. The set also includes over 45 minutes of deleted scenes, and both the DVD and Blu-ray versions are packed full of extras- especially the Blu-ray version.

The DVD version will feature the films on both the first and second disc, while the Blu-ray will offer all three movies on one disc, and use both the second and third for additional features.

Both versions will contain special features, including making of features, deleted scenes and productions shorts. The Blu-ray edition will also include interactive scene deconstructions, as well as archives that include a full encyclopedia of life on Pandora, and a digital copy of the original 300-page script.

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)

• 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

For fans of Avatar, this is the definitive collection. At least until the next one comes out. But if you are not interested in waiting for the 3D release when it comes out sometime next year (although that has not been confirmed), this is the set for you. The three-disc collector’s edition will be available on November 16 on DVD for $34.98, and on Blu-ray for $54.99.