‘Avatar’ announces DVD release date
BY SEAN O’CONNELL
It might have missed out on the Best Picture prize, but James Cameron’s “Avatar” retains its box office crown. Expect the film’s overall haul to drastically increase once 20th Century Fox unveils Blu-ray and DVD versions on April 22.
The “Avatar” press release trumpets the perks of Blu-ray, calling it “the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences.”
What’s missing, however, is any mention of 3-D on the home video releases. Other films, from Lionsgate’s “My Bloody Valentine” to Disney’s “G-Force,” have attempted to bring 3-D technology into the home. Glasses even came with the DVD packaging. But results have been mixed, at best.
Now it sounds like Cameron is content to deliver a crisp, clear, but 2-D version of Pandora for home video fans. Will that affect sales?
No other mention of supplements could be found on the release. Though I’m willing to bet Cameron will cram multiple “Making of” clips onto the discs so we can understand how he built his alien world, leaf by leaf, from the ground up. As we get more details, we’ll bring them to you.