James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar’’s Theatrical Re-Release

The film will be back in theaters on August 27 with nine never-before-seen minutes of footage.

James Cameron discusses the nine new minutes of Avatar
James Cameron discusses the nine new minutes of Avatar
Director James Cameron revealed that the theatrical re-release of his blockbuster Avatar will return to theaters on August 27 and that the film will feature nine additional minutes of never-before-seen footage, according to MarketSaw. Here's an excerpt of the site's interview with the director below, where he reveals more on the new nine minutes of footage.

It's actually nine (extra minutes)! I added some since that press release. It's all CG. None of it is kinda boring shots of people sitting around in offices at the base, drinking coffee. It's all out in the rainforest, some of it is at night. There is a big hunt sequence that's got a lot of flying, a lot of banshee stuff, riding direhorses, very high-energy, high-impact action. There's a very powerful emotional scene towards the end that has been added back. There's some stuff where the Na'vi sort of counterattack after the bulldozers destroy the willowblade, that's a night attack scene. And the aftermath of that, how the humans react to that and the steps leading to the war. There's some stuff with Grace in the school in the jungle, there's a creature called a stingbat which is brought back in as well as the sternbeast, which is the animal that they hunt. There are some little bits that have been put back into the end battle. Little action beats, and a little bit added to the love scene, and some other night stuff. It's all top-quality stuff, it's all on par with the rest of the film.

He also talked a bit about the 3D Blu-ray release, although he said an announcement on the 3D BD release date is still, "a ways off."

"There is no announcement yet. We're not going to make an announcement now about the 3D Blu-ray. It's a ways off because we're waiting for a bigger base of people to screen the players. By the way, I've seen the 3D master run on high-quality sets, a Panasonic and a Samsung, and it looks amazing. It looks really spectacular."

Click Here! to listen to the full audio interview with James Cameron and you can also Click Here! to read our article from this weekend where Cameron talked about shooting Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 back-to-back.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any further news regarding Avatar's theatrical re-release, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 as soon as we have more information.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Sources: MarketSaw
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Comments (46)

  1. JasonKat

    Cameron poses like hes all that. lolz like he owns us, ha the funny thing is.. HE DOES cause (some) of us ..the idiot going to c his movie again, i sure as hell hope avatar 2 kicks avatar's ass, becaues of it ends up sucking, james will look like a fool. for all these hypes and extra footage.

    5 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  2. Goodbye

    I dont know why.But for some strange reason when I see that picture up top.I get the sudden urge to punch Cameron right in the face.

    5 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  3. Daveactor7

    and save people money lol

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  4. Daveactor7

    @ejk1 my mission is to stop James Camerons avatar from rising from the grave

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  5. Ryan Moran


    5 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  6. Goodbye

    And the award for the years most greedy man goes to....

    5 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  7. fanboy

    so james tell us, how does it feel to be a professional milk man?

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  8. Johnnyblaze09

    I like this one, its gonna be a 3 hour 3D!

    5 years agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  9. ejk1

    I'm not going to see this again in the theaters. Nine minutes is not worth the extra money on the ticket(20 might be, though).

    @Moviemaster75, thanks for your thoughtful input.
    @Daveactor7, You didn't like the movie. We get it. You don't need to post on every Avatar thread just to tell us.

    I loved District 9. It was my favorite movie that I saw from last year, although I admittedly have yet to see The Hurt Locker.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. Dan

    A lot of people would agree with that idea, JasonKat, but Cameron is milking his latest for all its' worth.

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

  11. JasonKat


    If he wants to talk spectacular my idea of that would have been AVATAR on blu-ray disc along with its 3/d version of the film, dvd and digtal copy (3-4 disc set) on top of that, it should have been a "director's cut version which should have included these 8 or 9 extra footage. maybe even 2 endings. and sumthing this "spectacular" would have been priced 29-39.99 around nov or the Xmas hoildays of this year (2010). or am i asking for to much? I guess hes not asking for much just another Theatrical Re-Release, blah. i guess he wins, lolz

    5 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  12. Daveactor7

    @ignitedspade u are a true moviegoer

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  13. ignitedspade

    James Cameron needs to quit milking this movie for all its worth. His ego must be taking over his mind. 9 extra minutes? I smell gimmick. Dont waste your money and see this rip-off disaster again, thats all I have to say.

    5 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  14. Daveactor7

    @CyndeHarven u are a TRUE moviegoer

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  15. Cyn

    @Daveactor7 - well, I would be one of those people...!

    5 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  16. Daveactor7

    And the hurt locker was a spectacular movie. I'm glad it won best picture. I laughed when James Cameron sat there in his seat, giving props to the hurt locker cast and crew

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  17. Daveactor7

    @Moviemaster75 I totally agree. Yo whoever thinks District 9 was a better scifi movie last year is a TRUE movie person

    5 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  18. Moviemaster75

    hold ur c*cks everybody, this movie sucked.

    5 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  19. Radimus-83

    Used to be that a re-release would happen on it's 20th/25th anniversary. Now it happens after only a year or whatever. Seriously,.. it was a good movie,but not great. He made better movies that i would rather watch at home... on my (seems to be) outdated DVD player. It's all horse sh*t. He just wants to makle sure that he has the most successful movie of all time. Man has serious issues along with his talent.

    5 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  20. Brian

    I'll be there. With bells on. yeah...BELLS.

    5 years agoby @brianFlag

  21. fanboy


    i guess you didn't detect my sarcasm there

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  22. RojoDiablo

    Guess you're not familiar with :p Slysnide

    5 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  23. slysnide

    @moviegeek: I responded to your point on the other avatar story. the 2/3 back to back one.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  24. Newkill3000

    Oh great another sh*tty trilogy

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  25. Paolo Sardinas

    I saw it once in theaters and once on Blu-Ray. I don't need to waste more money just to see 9 minutes of footage. As if the two billion something dollars it made in December weren't enough.

    5 years agoby @sardinasFlag

  26. DoubleR0522

    I hope its worth it

    5 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  27. Emmytt

    @soylentgreen2 thanks for agreeing both of u and everyone else i am glad im not the only one who thinks hes a money whor*

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  28. CelluloidDreams

    Is it worth the 9 minutes!?!?

    5 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  29. fanboy

    9 f*cking minutes. its so worth it

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  30. moviegeek

    He can't add more than 9 minutes to show it in IMAX 3D guys. There is a running time limit that Avatar would exceed if it had more than 9 minutes.

    5 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

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