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Avatar coming back into theaters on Aug. 27 as special edition

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, July 8, 2010

After becoming the highest-grossing film of all-time and garnishing nine Academy Award nominations, Avatar will be re-released again next month. However, the difference between Avatar: Special Edition and the original cut of the movie will be eight more new minutes of material that director James Cameron has put into the picture.

"Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we're making that possible," said director James Cameron in a 20th Century Fox press release. "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."

The movie will play in both Digital 3D and IMAX 3D cinemas. Fox's decision to re-release Avatar will almost certainly push the movie past the worldwide gross mark of $2 billion dollars (Avatar currently rests with $1.981 billion.) Domestically the picture took in $749.6 million dollars.

When Avatar started leaving 3D movie theaters this past spring to may way for Disney's Alice in Wonderland, it was still selling out its venues. The decision to book movie screens is made months in advance, and with 3D theaters still in short supply, Avatar left money still on the table when it had to scale back its run. It will be interesting to see how much business the Special Edition does.

International dates are being added as Fox plans out its marketing campaign.

 

-20th Century Fox.
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Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago

I think the people asking to spend more time in Pandora were probably wanting a sequel, not 8 more minutes.

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Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago

Personally, I might go see this again just because it is a much better experience on a big screen.

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Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago

people actually said they wanted more Pandora? wasnt like 100% of the movie set on Pandora? LOL! honestly i dont think 8 minutes is going to make much of a difference but i agree they should start leaving movies in theaters longer (all movies) since its so difficult to get to a theater sometimes within the first week or weekend. i remember missing X-Files 2 and The crazies since we'd tried to get there but they pulled them after only 3 or 4 weekends.

(well... X-Files 2 only lasted a week)

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Posted: 7 years 48 weeks ago

I go to most movies on opening night.  It's rare that I ever have a problem getting in.