This is a rare week during which Laserblast blasts your way not once but twice. Why this strange anomaly in the space-time continuum? Because unlike during the other 51 weeks of the year, not all of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray discs are coming out on Tuesday. Arriving two days later than the rest of the pack – on April 22, to be exact – is James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster AVATAR. The home-vid debut was delayed to coincide with Earth Day – an appropriate date for the ecologically-themed science fiction. The film will be available in DVD and Blu-ray. Unfortunately, these discs will be extras-free, allegedly to conserve space needed to maintain optimum picture quality. Needless to say, some sort of “ultimate edition” is being prepped for November, which will include all the bonus features being omitted here. Although no date has been announced, a 3-D version is expected sometime later.
Blu-ray.com recently revealed some of the bonus features that will be appearing in the November ultimate edition release:
This four-disc edition will include a brand-new two-hour documentary on making Avatar, as well as unused additional scenes from the movie, which Weta Digital is now working on.
The additional scenes involve the Na’vi school run by Dr. Augustine (Sigourney Weaver), and Jake’s training as a Na’vi.
Many of the bonus features in the ultimate edition will appear in the intervening months through the Avatar Program at avatarmovie.com using a unique code found inside the Avatar Blu-ray/DVD.