The Last Airbender coming to Blu-ray in November

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

M. Night Shyamalan’s foray into mainstream, non-twisty endings is hitting store shelves this fall. THE LAST AIRBENDER stars Jackson Rathbone (aka Jasper Cullen from the Twilight Saga), Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis and Noah Ringer. The film will be released on Blu-ray November 16, 2010, just in time for Thanksgiving. The film will come out with two Blu-ray editions, one will be a BD/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack and the other just a single disc edition. The film was released at the theaters in 3D, but there is no word on when (or if) if will be available on 3D in the future. In case you didn’t catch the trailer, THE LAST AIRBENDER follows a young Avatar who must stop evil forces from destroying his nation. It’s based off the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series “Avatar”, but as you know, that name was already made famous by Mr. James Cameron.

The film was successful at theaters, but given the popularity of the cartoon, it probably wasn’t what Paramount was hoping for. And M. Night Shyamalan needs a hit in the worse way. Maybe this will find a bigger audience on Blu-ray. Special features for the film (mostly on the combo pack) include:

the last airbender Blu-ray

  • Avatar Annotations (Picture-in-picture on select scenes) – Insights with cast and crew
  • Discovering The Last Airbender (nine-part documentary in HD)
    • Inspirations – Co-creators of the show and M. Night Shyamalan give insight into the inner journey the characters take
    • Spirituality – Explore the deeper spirituality that colors The Last Airbender
    • Heroes – Aang, Katara and Sokka journey together to save the world; behind-the-scenes piece provides a closer look at these characters and the actors
    • Greenland – With sub-zero shoots on glaciers and frozen rivers, travel with the filmmakers to Greenland to meet the locals and experience the magnificent landscapes captured for the powerful opening of the film
    • World – The sets, props, costumes and make-up that helped bring to life four unique nations in the film, each with a distinct look and style
    • Action – With the film’s “bending” rooted in Martial Arts, uncover Shyamalan’s process with Noah Ringer to create complex, heart-pounding action sequences
    • Effects – Closer look at the jaw-dropping cinematography and special effects that were created to blend seamlessly with ILM’s computer generated imagery
    • Music – Longtime creative collaboration between M. Night Shyamalan and composer James Newton Howard is celebrated in the film’s sweeping score
    • Finale – The journey culminates in one breathtaking moment on the ice wall
  • Siege of the North: Get transported to the frozen realm of the Northern Water Tribe and the largest indoor film set ever built on the U.S. east coast (in HD)
  • Origins of the Avatar: Birth of the mythology from the original co-creators of the animated show, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Concept art from the popular series provides further perspective into how the story would eventually reincarnate into an epic feature film (in HD; also available on single-disc BD)
  • Katara for a Day: Spend a day on the set with Nicola Peltz (in HD) Deleted scenes (in HD; also available on single-disc BD)
  • Outtakes (in HD; also available on single-disc BD)

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