Last month, it was announced that this Friday’s theatrical re-release of Avatar would contain about eight or nine minutes worth of new footage. Well, it turns out that isn’t all of the new footage from director James Cameron’s blockbuster science-fiction epic that you’ll be seeing.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray release in November will feature an additional sixteen minutes of deleted scenes added back into the film.
While there is no details yet as to what footage will be included for home video outside of the additions being unveiled this weekend, Avatar producer Jon Landau detailed what that new footage will include –
We tried to look at what people have responded to in the film and give them more of that… There’s a whole new scene that takes place in the (Na’vi) school, there’s more night bioluminescence, there’s new creatures, and there is a new action scene. The scenes don’t just feel like added scenes — they are very organic to the story and embellish it.
I’m still hoping that at some point we’ll see an insertion of the subplot of the unlikely romance between Michelle Rodriguez’s and Joel Moore’s characters which helps provide Rodriguez’s character the motivation to break with the military and help the scientists defend the Na’vi.
In the meantime, here is James Cameron on G4’s Attack Of The Show demonstrating the 3D camera that he used to shoot the movie.