Fox Releasing 3-Disc Extended Edition of ‘Avatar’

Featuring eight hours of extras and deleted scenes, Blu-rays and DVDs hits stores on Nov. 16

You knew it was coming. One lean, featureless disc and a 3D re-release later, Fox announced Tuesday that it was releasing an extended edition of “Avatar.” The collectors edition will include eight hours of extras spread out over three discs.

This latest attempt to separate Pandora-philes from their hard-earned dough, kicks off on November 16 in North America.

Blu-rays and DVDs will be released internationally on November 17.

"I told our team — let's do the ultimate box set of Avatar, with everything in it the fans could possibly want,” James Cameron said in a statement. “Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set."

“Avatar” fans will get an all-new extended cut of the film and hours of never-before seen material including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. There are also documentaries, features, and artwork.

The new extended cut has sixteen more minutes including an alternate opening Earth scene. “Capturing Avatar“ an in-depth feature length documentary covering the 16 year filmmaker journey including all new interviews with James Cameron, producer Jon Landau and cast and crew.

Here’s a look at what the discs contain:

AVATAR Extended Collection’s Edition: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray:

Disc One

· Original Theatrical Version

· Special Edition Re-Release

· Collector’s Extended Cut

o 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening

Family Audio Track (All Objectionable Language Removed)
· Original Theatrical Release
· Special Edition Re-release

Disc Two

· “Capturing Avatar“ An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew

· Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes

· Production Materials

Disc Three

· Open “Pandora’s Box” and go deeper into the filmmaker process

· Interactive Scene Deconstruction: Explore the various stages of production through 3 different viewing modes

· Production Shorts: 17 featurettes covering performance capture, scoring the film, 3D fusion camera, stunts and much more

· Avatar Archives including original scriptment, 300 page screenplay and the extensive Pandorapedia

· BD-live Portal with additional bonus materials

AVATAR Collector’s Edition: 3-Disc Special Edition DVD:

Disc One

· Original Theatrical Version

· Special Edition Re-release

· Collector’s Extended Cut

o 16 more minutes and exclusive alternate opening

Disc Two

· Original Theatrical Version

· Special Edition Re-release

· Collector’s Extended Cut

Disc Three

· “Capturing Avatar“ An in-depth feature length documentary with James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast and crew

· Deleted Scenes – including over 45 minutes of new never-before-seen deleted scenes