By Carl DiOrio
James Cameron led cheerleading for the upcoming release of Avatar special-edition discs on Tuesday, and Panasonic confirmed a 3D version of the home-entertainment title will be offered first to buyers of its TVs and disc players.
Fox released a no-frills 2D version of the fantasy epic on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in April — with the latter setting a format sales record — and on Nov. 16, the studio will send out a 2D “collector’s edition” boasting the movie in three different lengths, plus 47 minutes of unused footage and 17 making-of featurettes. But a Blu-ray 3D version of Avatar won’t be released generally until sometime next year.
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