- Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: Spanish
- Region: Region A/1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Nov. 16 2010
- Run Time: 180 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 472 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0045Y1ONE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,144 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Avatar (Extended Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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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 --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.
From the Studio
Experience the spectacular world of James Cameron's Avatar as never before with this all-new three-disc extended collector’s edition. The journey begins with three movie versions: the original theatrical release, the special edition re-release, and the exclusive extended cut not shown in theaters. And that's just what's on the first Blu-ray disc. The set's bonus feature run more than eight hours and include over 45 minutes of deleted scenes; actor's screen tests; on-location footage; feature-length documentaries on the film's groundbreaking production; an interactive scene-deconstruction feature that lets you explore different levels of production for 17 scenes; a comprehensive guide to the world of Pandora; and more. The greatest adventure of all time just got bigger and better.
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Yes, I do know that the plot really isn’t new, but then so very few plots are. That’s why the old movies are being remade - some four times already, and some are being taken from the anime world like the SF 3D that I just bought, Live, Die, Repeat. Thank goodness they gave that one a happy ending cause the anime was bleak even though the world was saved...
I highly recommend that you look up the Oct. 16, 2012 review by Joseph Lee#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER . There are a few items out of date, but it is the most comprehensive overall review that you are likely to find on this truly wonderful movie.
Avatar has been on TV quite a lot lately. Since the TV is normally on for background and the occasional peek, it is being enjoyed in tiny portions before another commercial comes on… There is NO way I will waste time sitting through those interruptions, and though the movie is great, we do not pay for HD cable so I am also missing some of the visual aspect should it be recorded on the box.
The price is down to reasonable levels, and it is a treat to watch the Avatar the way it was meant to be - 3D. I would only be repeating what so very many five and four star reviews have already said so I will only add that if you liked Disney’s Pocahontas, or any movie where indigenous people and their environment are being destroyed by outsiders, and the people and their environment win, then this is for you!
So many religions entwine all in the world/universe so all things are intimately connected. This is very much the entire story, but takes it just a bit further. Not in a religious or preachy way but it woke me up to the depth of belief that so many of the indigenous cultures have. This is also a really wonderful way to help our children understand that type of connection.
I am certain that I can find flaws if I try, but Avatar is such and awesome and awe inspiring movie, why would I bother??
The ONLY complaint that I have is that the Blu-ray 3D and the Blu-ray movie are on the same disc. It would have been nice to be able to have one here and one at my daughter’s house and switch them periodically. Oh well...
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5* wow, what a really great find, a joy to have and use
4* darn happy that I have this
3* just ok, like my old cutlery. Better with but could replace - or not
2* just barely ok, will use sometimes but if I had something better…
1* return, so bad that I cannot donate it and curse someone else with it / or it never arrived