Director James Cameron's "Avatar" is already available on Blu-ray and DVD, but those who own the home video versions of the sci-fi juggernaut might be a bit... well, disappointed. Understandably so; after all, where are the documentaries? Where are the interviews? Where's the fabled Na'vi sex scene?!
So if you held out for something a bit more substantial, good for you. The just announced details of the "Avatar" Extended Collector's Edition bring a significant upgrade from the previous Blu-ray and DVD releases, proving that good things do come to those who wait.
The three-disc collections are jam-packed with extras including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes, concept art, a feature-length documentary and shorter behind-the-scenes segments as well. In other words? There's a whole lot of Pandora to explore on these "Avatar" sets.
"I told our team — let’s do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want," Cameron described of the upcoming box sets in a press release. "There's an extended length cut that's 16 minutes longer, plus documentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, artwork and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set."
Although fans can purchase either Blu-ray or DVD versions of the collector's set, it's the Blu-ray that ultimately wins in terms of content. As is the case with many Blu-ray releases these days — like "Robin Hood," for instance — this set contains a behind-the-scenes "master class" look at the production of the film, allowing viewers to check out "Avatar" in three stages of production, including performance capture, as Cameron and others involved in the blockbuster explain how "Avatar" was made. Very cool.
The "Avatar" Extended Collector's Edition hits Blu-ray and DVD in North America on November 16, 2010. Are you going to pick up a copy? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!