James Cameron's Avatar is still playing in theaters and will be released on a bare-bones DVD and Blu-ray release on Earth Day, April 22. While this new DVD and BD will not have any special features, a November special edition release is being planned and Sci Fi Wire attended a recent event where Cameron discussed some of these extras.
The director recently spoke about the November special edition DVD and this summer's re-release of the film
"I think it'd be fun for fans in November to really get a chance to look under the hood of what we were thinking when we made the movie," Cameron said in a group interview on March 23 in West Hollywood, Calif. "Even though we took things out, I think they'll see why we took them out, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy them in and of themselves. For example, there's a whole four-and-a-half-minute sequence of scenes that takes place on Earth before Jake even flies to Pandora. We'll stick that in kind of an additional scene supplement. You can see it if you want to see it, but you're not going to get to watch the movie as a continuous experience with that being the opening."
We reported a few weeks ago that Avatar was also heading back to theaters for a re-release this summer and while Cameron isn't entirely sure if that still will happen, he hinted that the controversial love scene between Sam Worthington's Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana's Neytiri would be included.
"They don't do it in the film because, quite frankly, people were freaked out by it," Cameron explained. "We're just going to put it back in. If we do the re-release, that will be one of the things that we look at possibly reinstating."
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all details on an Avatar theatrical re-release or the new special edition Avatar DVD and Blu-ray that was said to arrive in November, as soon as we have more information.
Avatar was released December 18th, 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso. The film is directed by James Cameron.