* Details of Next Generation of ‘Avatar’ Discs Unveiled

By November 3, 2010Newswires

Details of Next Generation of ‘Avatar’ Discs Unveiled

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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