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#302800 - 04/22/10 08:38 AM Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today?
nickbuol Offline
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Seems like everyone has it for just under $20 USD, but there are rumors of a late summer re-release into 3D theaters with an additional chunk of film (extended edition). I'm excited to get it on Blu-Ray, but not sure if I should just wait until Christmas to get it with the extra footage or not.

Any thoughts from anyone else that has been watching the rumor mill? If I buy this version today, I won't be buying the "extended edition" in the future. Just one version. No double-dipping like some people had done for the studios for LOTR.
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#302817 - 04/22/10 11:28 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: nickbuol]
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I'm broke today, but tomorrow I plan on getting it. I'll probably also buy the extended version.

I never bought the extended version of LOTR, but I'm waiting for the blu-ray version. Maybe one of these days.

I bought the original version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Then when the extended version came out, I just had to have it. I was really disappointed in that one, because what they put back in just wasn't worth the money. I hope Avatar isn't the same way.

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#302818 - 04/22/10 11:32 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: CatBrat]
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Good grief - isn't the regular version already almost 3 hours long? Not sure how much extension I would want.
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#302822 - 04/22/10 11:45 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I think that it is around 2.5 hours. I liked the movie, and the 3D was awesome. Just not sure how well it will "translate" over to Blu-Ray since the 3D part was such a huge component of liking the movie, and thus the reason that I am not sure that I will care about another 12-20 minutes added in.

I just know that with LOTR that the extended editions, to me and a bulk of the LOTR fans, are the best versions, so I am afraid of jumping in the current theatrical release just to potentially regret it later on. Then again, LOTR was a much better movie series.
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#302823 - 04/22/10 11:46 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: tomtuttle]
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I hope there's a tortoise shell option for the glasses. I look awful in black, even in the dark. (Though I do look much, much better in the dark in general.)

Seriously. Saw it twice. First time IMAX 3d, 2nd time, 3d/no IMAX. IMAX ruled---by far. And the whole schmear was a lot less interested and exciting the 2nd time. I also stared noticing anomolies in some of the texture mapping and other visuals 2nd time around. Also, I think that the story and dialogue just aren't that riveting for repeated viewings. Honestly, I'm getting bored with Sigourney's deaths away from Earth.

And yes. I'm going out right now to buy it. Wonder if it's 7.1?
Only disc I have in 7.1 is "Dark City."
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#302826 - 04/22/10 11:56 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: BobKay]
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I pre-ordered from Amazon and it should be arriving today, as Tom pointed out three hours is about my limit so I'm not really interested in the extended version.
The 3d version is rumored to be released in 2011, I saw it in 3D at the theatre and enjoyed it, but as far as that goes I'll be happy to have it in bluray and not have to wear those glasses for 3 hours, the kids were pulling them off and on the majority of the movie anyhow. \:\)
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#302827 - 04/22/10 11:56 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: BobKay]
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Sigourney DIES???
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#302829 - 04/22/10 11:59 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: EFalardeau]
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Gee, thanks for ruining the movie for me. ;\)
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#302832 - 04/22/10 12:15 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: EFalardeau]
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 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Sigourney DIES???

The aliens finally get her? Took long enough...
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#302843 - 04/22/10 01:04 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: fredk]
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Yes; getting it today, everthing here seems to be priced at $27,

(sarcasm alert) I'm sure it's more blu than the US version.
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