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The Movie Avatar Finally Getting a Blu-ray 3D Release Soon

August 14th, 2012 · 11 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

James Cameron has announced in a video that his movie Avatar will soon be made available on Blu-ray 3D available worldwide and not only as a bundle for Panasonic. There is not yet an official released date announced, but it should be no later than the holiday season this year, so the wait is almost over. And considering Avatar is one of the 3D movies that you should simply have on Blu-ray 3D in your collection this release will probably generate a lot of extra revenue for the franchise. Even now you can purchase Avatar on Blu-ray 3D off eBay for example, but at a premium price for a disc that was bundled with a Panasonic TV set.

Earlier this year the agreement for the exclusive distribution of Avatar on Blu-ray 3D with Panasonic has ended, so it was to be expected that the movie will be made available on Blu-ray 3D for worldwide distribution. The exclusive deal with Panasonic probably has helped a lot the company to promote and sell their 3D-capable products, much more than the competition that also had 3D movie bundles – movies with much less consumer interest and hype surrounding them. I personally bought a Panasonic 3D HDTV, but not because of the Avatar bundle and not with Avatar bundled – I just wanted a great 3D-capable TV set and I’ve got what I’ve wanted (VT20E). But I suppose many people considered going for Panasonic, because this way they could also watch Avatar at home in 3D, actually anyone here bought a Panasonic 3D HDTV because of the Avatar bundle?

Update: Apparently the wait is almost over as Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition will debut globally starting October 15th, the debut in North America is set for October 16th and it is already up for pre-order.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Optimist101 // Aug 14, 2012 at 13:13

    Will this have the extended scenes or is it just the exact same release as the one available with panasonic bundles? Most likely it won’t be the extended cut, which is a loooooong time overdue as well…

  • 2 Bloody // Aug 14, 2012 at 13:29

    No information about that yet, but most likely it will include more content than what Panasonic’s version offers…

  • 3 DigiMagic // Aug 14, 2012 at 14:20

    German Amazon says date of release is 26. October with 162 minutes duration, which would suggest 8-minutes longer special cut, but no 16-minutes longer extended cut. Still I guess even extended cut might be on the disk as a ‘special feature’… hopefully.

  • 4 David Cole // Aug 14, 2012 at 15:48

    I DID buy a Panasonic TV for the disc! The TV happens to be a great addition to my edit suite – so – bought the disc and got a lovely bonus TV.

  • 5 Linus // Aug 14, 2012 at 17:48

    Release date set to October 24 2012 here in Sweden.

  • 6 Merigoldsass // Aug 15, 2012 at 00:45

    I guess Avatar deal was a long time ago. I just bought a ST30 Viera and it came with nothing.

  • 7 Bloody // Aug 15, 2012 at 00:47

    If I remember correctly the exclusive deal with Panasonic was up until the end of February this year…

  • 8 Jason Borne // Aug 16, 2012 at 21:07

    James Cameron, Fox Studios and Panasonic can go and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.. Making people wait over 3d years for a Blu that’s already out but you cant get it unless you pay 500 for a 3d kit or thousands on a new TV.. THATS A BUNCH of Bull CRAP… I’m not buying it , I Wanted it DAY ONE When it was released on blu ray and THEY WANT US TO GET EXCITED for having to WAIT 3 years FOR OLD CRAP NOW.. BUll CRAP I hope no one buys it to TEACH ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES Involved You cant expect us to play THIS ELUSIVE BULL CRAP GAME

  • 9 hellisloose // Aug 17, 2012 at 13:05

    Ha ha. Avatar is still the best 3d bluray movie released on bluray. Of all the bluray 3d movies I own, none are as good as avatar. I got my disk with my panny vt25 more then 2years ago and have probably watch it over 20 times. I got my second avatar disk with my two rechargeable glasses for $200 off amazon and sold the disk on eBay in 2011 for 500. Lol

  • 10 eqzitara // Aug 19, 2012 at 03:26

    Avatars, exclusive push was needed to push the format IMO. While it was not nice for us, was needed. Competition between all the brands benefited us all in the long run.
    James Cameron has always been a supporter of the 3D format and has been pushing it. While greed may of been a huge factor, I believe it was a necessary evil. All the brands of tv’s/players were trying to outdo each other and offer the best “bundles”. Which puts more 3d capable hardware in everyone’s households.

    This is just my opinion. I am sure people will disagree and thats fine.

  • 11 Jason Borne // Aug 20, 2012 at 07:56

    Avatar 3d release on day one would of benefited people seeking 3d tv sets, “without having to buy a $500 3d kit that works only with Panasonic” . The Exclusive helped no one but Greed companies.. No one who knows have capitalism works Think THE MOVE WAS DONE FOR ANY OTHER REASON EXCEPT GREED AND MONEY… Period… There have been plenty of other 3d Blu Ray movies out since. So Theres no rush or need to buy Avatar three years later

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