James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar’ DVD Deleted Scenes and Theatrical Re-Release

The director recently spoke about the November special edition DVD and this summer's re-release of the film.
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The director recently spoke about the November special edition DVD and this summer's re-release of the filmJames Cameron's Avatar is still playing in theaters and will be released on a bare-bones DVD and Blu-ray release on Earth Day, April 22. While this new DVD and BD will not have any special features, a November special edition release is being planned and Sci Fi Wire attended a recent event where Cameron discussed some of these extras.

"I think it'd be fun for fans in November to really get a chance to look under the hood of what we were thinking when we made the movie," Cameron said in a group interview on March 23 in West Hollywood, Calif. "Even though we took things out, I think they'll see why we took them out, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy them in and of themselves. For example, there's a whole four-and-a-half-minute sequence of scenes that takes place on Earth before Jake even flies to Pandora. We'll stick that in kind of an additional scene supplement. You can see it if you want to see it, but you're not going to get to watch the movie as a continuous experience with that being the opening."

We reported a few weeks ago that Avatar was also heading back to theaters for a re-release this summer and while Cameron isn't entirely sure if that still will happen, he hinted that the controversial love scene between Sam Worthington's Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana's Neytiri would be included.

"They don't do it in the film because, quite frankly, people were freaked out by it," Cameron explained. "We're just going to put it back in. If we do the re-release, that will be one of the things that we look at possibly reinstating."

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all details on an Avatar theatrical re-release or the new special edition Avatar DVD and Blu-ray that was said to arrive in November, as soon as we have more information.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009.

Sources:Sci Fi Wire

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  • hiplop • 5 years ago

    Greedy prick , just wants more money


    • emmytt • 6 years ago

      u have enough money u *sshole so stop f*cking people over with your mediocre film


      • k-man • 6 years ago

        First off, this is typical of *Studios* (not James Cameron, you should know who the hell you are actually mad at) to double dip a mega-hit film like Avatar. I'm not defending what they are doing because I, like all of you, would love to have the feature film as well as a sh*tload of special features, but I'm not surprised they are taking this route when they WILL (whether you like it or not) make twice the amount of money. Yes, the studios are "money grubbing whor*s" there is no question, but no sense in getting upset about it.

        However, on a positive note, and what many of you people fail to realize, is that April's release is absolutely bare bones (which means no trailers, commentaries or even "moving" menus) so that they can utilize the most amount of disc space possible for the highest resolution transfer ever put on a Blu ray to date....at least that is what they are claiming. And that is pretty damn awesome for Blu Ray owners.

        And for you guys inquiring about whether 3D will be included, no neither this edition nor the November special edition will be in 3D. Apparently a 3rd release will happen in a couple years that will be 3D equipped.


        • cineprog • 6 years ago

          Why not wait untill November and Release Avatar then, the bare bone DVD will be a rip of in April. there asking people to folk out for a bare bone DVD and then a special editon which i think is a money rip off. " wait untill November"


          • zanyzap • 6 years ago

            Jake Sully: I stick my braid where...?

            I'll probably skip the bare-bone edition and buy the 2-disc in November. I remember a time when movies came fully loaded. F*ck you, Mr. DVD Salesman.


            • Scruffnutz89 • 6 years ago

              when this comes out on blu ray it better not be 3d i will never buy another 3d dvd again its not the same the whole blue and red when they can convert it to the digital 3d and not the 90s version i will start buying!!


              • annoyingfilmcritic • 6 years ago

                I'm a James Cameron fan, but, Avatar for me is such an overrated, heavy handed parable that I'm glad I'm not sucked in on this DVD edition(s) extravaganza!

                * Fun Fact - Avatar is still number #3 movie in all time box office, not no.1, when Titanic & Gone with the Wind's takes are adjusted for inflation.


                • frenzy2001 • 6 years ago

                  Damn it!!! I can't believe I have to wait till Nov to buy the DVD. Why can't they just release it all at once? Money grubbing whor*s.


                  • avatarfan111 • 6 years ago

                    So will the DVD have the deleted scenes


                    • yahzee • 6 years ago

                      I will have to hold my breath because I don't intend to buy a special featureless Blu-ray or DVD. Give me the special edition. Also this is Cameron, there will dozens of special, extremes and ultimate editions to follow


                      • dsb666 • 6 years ago

                        wow!! all this guy cares about is money i swear.


                        • jason27 • 6 years ago

                          Special Edition dvd for me! Please at least be a 2 or 3 Disc version! 4 / 5 Disc would be nice too... Watchmen did it! Avatar can do it!!!


                          • jc • 6 years ago

                            awesome!!!! will the DVD be in 3D too???


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