Summary: This Blu-ray collection is pretty much an ultimate collection for fans of the movie. The only thing it is missing is the 3D version of the film. While that will be available as a player giveaway, Cameron is waiting for the home technology to improve before releasing that ultimate edition.
Conclusion: When it comes to the video and audio quality it is DEMO worthy. The special features are almost there, and as far as the overall film goes, then you already know I’m a fan. It is a must buy, in my opinion, and I can guarantee that your home theater will get a long overdue workout.
Excerpt: The journey continues with all three movie versions, including the exclusive Extended Cut not shown in theaters, plus an in-depth, feature-length look at the film's groundbreaking production, additional deleted scenes and more. The greatest adventure of all time just got bigger... and better!
Conclusion: I've watched 'Avatar' three times now, and the new Extended Cut did nothing to change my opinion one way or the other. It's still the same movie, just a little longer. However, if you are a fan, you may appreciate the opportunity to spend a little extra time on Pandora more than I did.
Conclusion: Whether you think Avatar is this generation's Star Wars or a bloated, over-indulgent spectacle that represents everything that's wrong with cinema today—me, I'm somewhere in the middle—it's hard to argue with the over two and a half billion box office dollars that the film has raked in worldwide.
Excerpt: There is a Christmas dinner debate that lives in infamy at my house: It's 1997, and Titanic had been released a few days earlier -- should we go? My brother was almost ecstatic in his derision: James Cameron was a buffoon and no one was going to go see a movie where everybody already knows the end .
Excerpt: James Cameron is a master of showmanship, pushing visual directorial boundaries each time he steps into the director’s chair. He’s created some of the greatest boat sinkings, car chases and “Aliens” (1986).
Conclusion: What the hell do I know? Millions of people around the world love 'Avatar'. Not only did this picture break James Cameron's own 12-year record for highest-grossing movie of all time, it smashed it. The film was nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture.