Avatar Collector's Edition and 3D Blu-ray are coming in 2010
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
It has been confirmed that the 2009 James Cameron film AVATAR, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, will be released in a 2D special edition set as well as in 3D in 2010. The AVATAR: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (2D version) will be released on November 16, 2010. Right now we know that there will be an extended version of the movie, with at least 16 extra minutes of footage as well as 45 minutes of extras. I’m sure more information about this edition will be revealed sooner to the release date. It has also been confirmed that the 3D version of the film will only be available exclusively to purchasers of the Panasonic 3D Viera Plasma TV. Panasonic is working on making the film release available to early adapters of the 3D Viera Plasma TV, but that deal is still in negotiations. This Panasonic/Avatar package will be available in early December.
So, from where it stands right now, if you were planning on throwing down money for a high dollar 3D TV it may be worth the wait so you can get the exclusive AVATAR 3D package. If you’re not willing to go out and purchase a brand new 3D plasma TV around Christmastime (note the sarcasm) then you will have to settle with the regular 2D Collector’s Edition version. Either way, James Cameron is going to be making even more money on AVATAR with this Panasonic deal as well as the triple release of his film. Love him or hate him, the guy, or his team, are marketing geniuses.