Avatar re-release date set

posted by moviebuff82 on July 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

According to Entertainment Weekly 20th Century Fox will re-release “Avatar”, the highest grossing movie of all time unadjusted for inflation, in an extended version that will have 8 more minutes of action and sfx scenes set in Pandora. The film will play exclusively in digital 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on August 27 in select theaters.

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Eric Friedmann
Eric Friedmann on July 16, 2010 at 9:17 am

Do they give out awards for the Greatest-Waste-of-Time-and-Money-on-a-movie-that’s-already-been-on-screen-and-DVD????

Gimme a f*ckin' break!!!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

It makes sense in markets like Manhattan where there is only one first-run real IMAX and “AVATAR” was pulled prematurely for “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” from several key 3D runs.

JohnRice on July 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm

OOOH! 8 whole more minutes of action and sfx scenes! I can hardly wait…NOT! Are they going to add an extra $3.50 surcharge for those 8 minutes on top of the 3D and IMAX surcharges? Call me when there is another re-release of “Lawrence of Arabia” in 70mm or better yet “How the West Was Won” in three strip Cinerama!

Jonesy on July 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Any re-release to theatres is a good thing. Even Avatar.

Hopefully it will make lots of money and Hollywood will dig deeper for other re-releases.

Hopefully some of them will be available in 2D.


Giles on July 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm

ugh and I thought Lucas loved flogging his dead horse – hand it to Cameron.

CSWalczak on July 16, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Yes, indeed; you can bet that 20th Century-Fox and Cameron will milk this cash cow dry and follow the path blazed by Lucas (and even Spielberg on occasion) – I expect that in the years to come, we will see “Avatar – the Special Edition” and “Avatar – the Director’s Cut”.

Any re-release is a good thing? Hmm. Perhaps we could talk Hollywood into re-releasing “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” “Battlefield Earth,”“Gigli,” and “Can’t Stop the Music.”

CinemarkFan on July 17, 2010 at 12:59 am

Or do IMAX re-releases of stuff like “Logan’s Run”, “Pink Floyd: The Wall”, “Jaws”, “RoboCop”, etc… This way, you introduce modern audiences to the stories without a pointless remake.

I’m all for an “Avatar” re-release, but I wish they had more than 8 minutes of footage.

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on July 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

JAWS in Imax? Now, that I’d love to see.

JohnRice on July 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Re-releases generally do not do well in today’s market! With rare exceptions (and this MIGHT be one of them) once it’s out on DVD films have limited appeal to today’s young audiences who are only interested in seeing the latest blockbusters, the ones that they have been bombarded with hype and TV advertising for! Even with IMAX and 3-D I don’t think this re-release will be around very long. Of course I also could be wrong!

John Fink
John Fink on July 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

then again anybody remember THE PASSION RECUT …… (insert random crazy Mel Gibson-ism here)

Giles on August 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

is there a list of which ‘select’ theatres are showing this on the 27th??

sara111 on October 1, 2010 at 11:20 am

Bunch des émotions agréables et de meilleur casino travail ne sont pas!

Giles on October 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I saw this on the XD screen at Cinemark’s Egyptian and I was kind of surprised that it was presented in 2.35 and not 1.78 – oh well whatever. I thought the stampede scene was quite cool in 3D

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