James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar is all set to re-release in a new version called Avatar: Special Edition across theatres worldwide (including India). Avatar: Special Edition will be released on August 27, in a limited engagement and exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.
This version of Cameron’s history-making and groundbreaking epic will include more than eight minutes of new footage. Since – and largely as a result of — Avatar‘s release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D will now have that opportunity.
Commented James Cameron, “Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora, and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we’re making that possible. Avatar: Special Edition will be exclusively in 3D, and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage, including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you’ve never seen it, with this Special Edition, you’ll be seeing it like never before.”
Commented Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen and CEO’s, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman: “Avatar: Special Edition is especially gratifying, because not only has Avatar become one of the most beloved films in history, but after its initial theatrical release, we have been inundated with requests to re-release the film in theatres in 3D. Equally important, we’re thrilled that James Cameron is able to give audiences even more of what they loved about Avatar.”
Mr. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, said, “The re-release of Avatar along with the additional footage will enable millions of Indians to once again experience the magic of the film in 3D. And with the significant growth of 3D screens over the last 6 months, we are excited that Avatar will also reach out to new audiences in 3D across many more centres around the country”
The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, raking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.
With the film now coming out in a special edition, it’s quite certain that fans will be more than eager to once again take a trip to Pandora.