With the re-release of the biggest film in movie history quickly approaching ("Avatar" hits theaters again in 3-D and 3-D IMAX on August 27), fans and critics alike are speculating what impact director James Cameron's nine extra minutes of footage will have on the overall story. When MTV News caught up with Cameron last week, we asked him whether the extra footage might contain the infamous Na'vi sex scene between Neytiri and Jake.
"You mean the alien kink scene?" he joked. "It's been restored, every last frame of it. Seriously," he said, adding that the scene in question won't break any records — it lasts all of about 20 seconds.
"I would say, just so that we correctly manage people's expectations," he explained carefully, "it does not change our rating at all. I would call it more of an alien foreplay scene. It's not like they're ripping their clothes off and going at it."
Whether 20 seconds or 100, the buzz around the scene in question has been intense, and the media coverage even more extensive. The film's star, Sam Worthington, told MTV News last month that the famed scene is "unique," and, judging by the descriptions from Cameron's actual script, which was briefly posted online, unique is certainly the appropriate term.
"The tendrils intertwine with gentle undulations," one line reads. The shared experience is described as "the ultimate intimacy." "They come together into a kiss and sink down on the bed of moss, and ripples of light spread out around them."
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