James Cameron told AWN that AVATAR will be released on Blu-ray and DVD toward the end of April or May from Fox Home Ent.
James Cameron told AWN that AVATAR will be released on Blu-ray and DVD toward the end of April or May from Fox Home Ent. This will be followed by "value-added" Blu-ray and DVD box sets for Christmas with a lot of "feature shock." There might even be a bare bones 3-D Blu-ray also released for Christmas.
However, Cameron clarified that there will not be an extended cut of AVATAR in the box set per se, but rather lots of additional scenes as bonus features. "To me, AVATAR is the cut that I wanted to put out," Cameron explains. "Again, no pressure from the studio… What we may do is one of these branching path things where you can sort of program your own version of the movie, so you can watch a longer or shorter version of it, as long as both are available in the same package at the same time.
"And if the seamless branching works out, and you can pre-select the 15-minute or the 10-minute longer version of the film, well, that'll be an interesting experience because every once in a while something will pop up that you never saw before. And I think that could be kind of cool: you're rolling along and all of a sudden, 'Wow, what is that?' Here's what bothers me: I don't like this kind of revision, this kind of rewriting of history where one version starts to replace another version. To me, the definitive version of the movie is what we released. But it doesn't mean you can't have fun with the technology."
Meanwhile, look for TITANIC on Blu-ray in the near future along with a theatrical 3-D reissue in 2012.