Avatar Extended Edition Blu-Ray £14.97 Tesco Entertainment
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Avatar Extended Edition Blu-Ray £14.97 Tesco Entertainment

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Found 9th Nov 2010Made hot 9th Nov 2010
Description from Amazon.


Amazon.co.uk Review
After 12 years of thinking about it (and waiting for movie technology to catch up with his visions), James Cameron followed up his unsinkable Titanic with Avatar, a sci-fi epic meant to trump all previous sci-fi epics. Set in the future on a distant planet, Avatar spins a simple little parable about greedy colonizers (that would be mankind) messing up the lush tribal world of Pandora. A paraplegic Marine named Jake (Sam Worthington) acts through a 9-foot-tall avatar that allows him to roam the planet and pass as one of the Na'vi, the blue-skinned, large-eyed native people who would very much like to live their peaceful lives without the interference of the visitors. Although he's supposed to be gathering intel for the badass general (Stephen Lang) who'd like to lay waste to the planet and its inhabitants, Jake naturally begins to take a liking to the Na'vi, especially the feisty Neytiri (Zoë Saldana, whose entire performance, recorded by Cameron's complicated motion-capture system, exists as a digitally rendered Na'vi). The movie uses state-of-the-art 3D technology to plunge the viewer deep into Cameron's crazy toy box of planetary ecosystems and high-tech machinery. Maybe it's the fact that Cameron seems torn between his two loves--awesome destructive gizmos and flower-power message mongering--that makes Avatar's pursuit of its point ultimately uncertain. That, and the fact that Cameron's dialogue continues to clunk badly. If you're won over by the movie's trippy new world, the characters will be forgivable as broad, useful archetypes rather than standard-issue stereotypes, and you might be able to overlook the unsurprising central plot. (The overextended "take that, Michael Bay" final battle sequences could tax even Cameron enthusiasts, however.) It doesn't measure up to the hype (what could?) yet Avatar frequently hits a giddy delirium all its own. The film itself is our Pandora, a sensation-saturated universe only the movies could create. --Robert Horton
DVD Description
Experience the spectacular world of James Cameron's Avatar as never before with this all-new three-disc extended collector’s edition. The journey begins with three movie versions: the original theatrical release, the special edition re-release, and the exclusive extended cut not shown in theaters. And that's just what's on the first Blu-ray disc. The set's bonus feature run more than eight hours and include over 45 minutes of deleted scenes; actor's screen tests; on-location footage; feature-length documentaries on the film's groundbreaking production; an interactive scene-deconstruction feature that lets you explore different levels of production for 17 scenes; a comprehensive guide to the world of Pandora; and more. The greatest adventure of all time just got bigger and better.

Subtitles
English for the hearing impaired, Spanish, Portuguese

Special Features
This extended collector's set includes more than eight hours of bonus features.

Disc 1: Three Movie Versions
• Original Theatrical Edition (includes family audio track with objectionable language removed)
• Special Edition Re-Release (includes family audio track with objectionable language removed)
• Collector’s Extended Cut with 16 additional minutes, including alternate opening on earth

Disc 2: Filmmaker's Journey
• Over 45 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes
• Screen tests, on-set footage, and visual-effects reels
• Capturing Avatar: Feature-length documentary covering the 16-year filmmakers’ journey, including interviews with James Cameron, Jon Landau, cast and crew
• A Message from Pandora: James Cameron’s visit to the Amazon rainforest
• The 2006 art reel: Original pitch of the Avatar vision
• Brother termite test: Original motion capture test
• The ILM prototype: Visual effects reel
• Screen tests: Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana
• Zoë’s life cast: Makeup session footage
• On-set footage as live-action filming begins
• VFX progressions
• Crew film: The Volume

Disc 3: Pandora's Box
• Interactive scene deconstruction: Explore the stages of production of 17 different scenes through three viewing modes: capture level, template level, and final level with picture-in-picture reference
• Production featurettes: Sculpting Avatar, Creating the Banshee, Creating the Thanator, The AMP Suit, Flying Vehicles, Na’vi Costumes, Speaking Na’vi, Pandora Flora, Stunts, Performance Capture, Virtual Camera, The 3D Fusion Camera, The Simul-Cam, Editing Avatar, Scoring Avatar, Sound Design, The Haka: The Spirit of New Zealand
• Avatar original script
• Avatar screenplay by James Cameron
• Pandorapedia: Comprehensive guide to Pandora
• Lyrics from five songs by James Cameron
• The art of Avatar: Over 1,850 images in 16 themed galleries (The World of Pandora, The Creatures, Pandora Flora, Pandora Bioluminescence, The Na’vi, The Avatars, Maquettes, Na’vi Weapons, Na’vi Props, Na’vi Musical Instruments, RDA Designs, Flying Vehicles, AMP Suit, Human Weapons, Land Vehicles, One-Sheet Concepts)
• BD-Live extras (requires BD-Live-enabled player and Internet connection--may be available a limited-time only): Crew Short: The Night Before Avatar; additional screen tests, including Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, and Laz Alonso; speaking Na’vi rehearsal footage; Weta Workshop: walk-and-talk presentation

29 Comments

Very hot. My copy arrived yesterday from zavvi and I'd paid £16 odd for it.

Easily the cheapest about so hot but what's exclusive about the Tesco version?, it looks exactly the same with the same features as the copy I got from Zavvi on Saturday.

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thelagmonster

Very hot. My copy arrived yesterday from zavvi and I'd paid £16 odd for … Very hot. My copy arrived yesterday from zavvi and I'd paid £16 odd for it.



yesterday? even amazon isn't listing it as release?

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barneydog

Easily the cheapest about so hot but what's exclusive about the Tesco … Easily the cheapest about so hot but what's exclusive about the Tesco version?, it looks exactly the same with the same features as the copy I got from Zavvi on Saturday.



different cover?

Extended... the original release was long enough!!

t121anf

different cover?



I preordered it from Zavvi (with a 10% code) about 4 weeks ago (they dispatched it last Wednesday) and it's exactly the same cover as the one I've got.

Jonmurgie

Extended... the original release was long enough!!


+1

fantastic deal also used them codes from black ops deal to get 150 clubcard points x 2 so ended up with some 338 tesco clubcard points and some quidco to fantastic deal

Q-Tec

+1



+2

Is this definitelty the same 3 disc version other places are selling for £17.99? Seems very cheap and not much info on the Tesco site.

Glad I held off buying the original release earlier in the year.

Why is it being shipped so early if not out until next week.

Got that £9.99 deal from Play earlier in the year and then sold the DVD which came with it so basically I got Avatar on BD for a fiver.

It's a good film but I don't really like it enough to want to watch it regularly or own multiple versions of it.

Boring film but a deal if you like that sort of thing

Does this version have the theme music by The Village People — In The Na’vi.

u0421793

Does this version have the theme music by The Village People — In The Na … Does this version have the theme music by The Village People — In The Na’vi.


It's not often a HUKD comment makes me actually LOL - but this one did

Mark43

Is this definitelty the same 3 disc version other places are selling for … Is this definitelty the same 3 disc version other places are selling for £17.99? Seems very cheap and not much info on the Tesco site.Glad I held off buying the original release earlier in the year.Why is it being shipped so early if not out until next week.



I assume it's the same as the picture on Tescos site is the same as the picture on the slipcase of the 3 disc version I received (if that means anything) although my copy has a removable sticker on it saying '3 disc collectors version' on it.

I also don't know of any other version apart from the original release from months ago.


As for Zavvi shipping their preorders early that's been happening for a while now, I got Iron Man 2 blu-ray from them nearly 2 weeks before the official release date

What a shockingly bad film this was. Tedious storyline in the extreme

A bit confusing actually as when at look at their pre-releases, still showing bluray as £17.93, only this 'Exclusive SKU' one showing as £14.97 when do search for Avatar, wonder if it is another one of their **** ups and they will cancel the orders
Edited by: "BIOMAN1" 9th Nov 2010

unavailable to order at this time

Max Damage

What a shockingly bad film this was. Tedious storyline in the extreme


You didn't like it? Obviously.
Not worthy of the hype? Possibly.
"Shockingly bad"? Sounds like someone wants to be 'controversial'.
Dances With Wolves on Endor it may be but by no measure is Avatar 'shockingly bad'.

Heat added, btw.

Expired :-( say they have reached there pre-order limit.
Note to Buyer - Buy more >:-(

Shockingly bad is my opinion and nothing to do we being controversial. The film was billed as some top drawer action adventure and turned out to be the most generic piece of trash I have ever had the misfortune to waste time on. I think your description of Dances with wolves on Endor sums up nicely how bad this film is.

Max Damage

Shockingly bad is my opinion and nothing to do we being controversial. … Shockingly bad is my opinion and nothing to do we being controversial. The film was billed as some top drawer action adventure and turned out to be the most generic piece of trash I have ever had the misfortune to waste time on. I think your description of Dances with wolves on Endor sums up nicely how bad this film is.



Right, the movie was so bad that it made close to $3,000,000,000 in revenue (DVD/BR sales not included)!!!

Yup it was bad. It was hyped up to high heaven as the first great 3D film and in my honest opinion it was complete bobbins. Compare it to LOTR, Bourne Trilogy, Usual Suspects, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and any number of proper great films and Avatar was just woefull

Max Damage

Yup it was bad. It was hyped up to high heaven as the first great 3D film … Yup it was bad. It was hyped up to high heaven as the first great 3D film and in my honest opinion it was complete bobbins. Compare it to LOTR, Bourne Trilogy, Usual Suspects, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and any number of proper great films and Avatar was just woefull


Decent argument until you mentioned the ludicrously episodic Potter. Half-Blood Prince was one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen but I agree that Avatar is not as good as the others you mention.

Yeah half blood prince was poor. Hope the latest one is better

Avatar was over hyped but I still thought it was a decent enough film. I can totally understand people thinking it wasnt great, or even average, but I cant see how anyone can call it rubbish.

I certainly wouldn't call the potter films great, they're all okay but nothing special. I'm a huge fan of the books and like the films, but I certainly wouldnt hold them up as examples of great films.

Banned

Fantastic film! Great ilm!! But your price is not that good. I will wait Amazon release

cant order, so why aint this expired? am i missing something?and also hw can pre-ordered be out of stock???

Mine arrived from tesco's this morning - Includes 4 3D Artcards. - This might be the 'exclusive' part, not sure if you get these with other versions


Edited by: "ausweb" 15th Nov 2010
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