20th Century Fox to release Avatar: Special Edition on 27 August

MUMBAI: Twentieth Century Fox will release a special edition of James Cameron‘s Avatar titled Avatar: Special Edition.

The special edition will be released in theatres worldwide including India on 27 August in a limited engagement and exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D format. 

This version of Cameron‘s epic will include more than eight minutes of new footage. Since Avatar‘s release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has more than doubled and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D will now have that opportunity.

Said James Cameron, "Audiences repeatedly told me that they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we‘re making that possible.

Avatar: Special Edition will be exclusively in 3D and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you‘ve never seen it, with this special edition, you‘ll be seeing it like never before."

Averred Fox Filmed Entertainment chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman, "Avatar: Special Edition is especially gratifying because not only has Avatar become one of the most beloved films in history, but after its initial theatrical release, we have been inundated with requests to re-release the film in theatres in 3D. Equally important, we‘re thrilled that Cameron is able to give audiences even more of what they loved about Avatar."

Commented Fox Star Studios India CEO, Vijay Singh, "The re-release of Avatar along with the additional footage will enable millions of Indians to once again experience the magic of the film in 3D. And with the significant growth of 3D screens over the last 6 months, we are excited that Avatar will also reach out to new audiences in 3D across many more centers around the country"

The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, roping in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box-office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

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