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Old 03-07-23, 02:05 PM
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Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

Coming out March 28th on digital only for now. No release on Disney + yet either, if you were still holding out for that.

https://www.thewrap.com/avatar-the-w...bonus-details/


Here are the bonus features. Approximately 3 hours worth:

Bonus Features*

Inside Pandora’s Box (A series of featurettes on the challenges facing cast and crew as filmmakers devise new technologies to push the limits of cinema)
  • Building the World of Pandora – James Cameron and a team of talented artists combine years of research with their design skills to build the world of Pandora with new characters, creatures, indigenous clans, underwater environments and the take-no-prisoners hard-tech world of the RDA.
  • Capturing Pandora – James Cameron’s approach to performance capture has the cast performing in a volume rigged with infrared cameras to capture their movement, and head rig cameras to capture emotion on their faces with only the boundaries of imagination to limit them.
  • The Undersea World of Pandora – Co-production designer Dylan Cole and his team conceive of the marine creatures required for Avatar: The Way of Water while James Cameron and his stunt team devise extraordinary means to bring those creatures to life in a performance capture tank.
  • The Challenges of Pandora’s Waters – James Cameron tackles the “non-trivial challenge” of performance capture above and below the water’s surface, utilizing a wave machine and current generator to reproduce ocean conditions, and underwater vehicles to replicate creature movement.
  • Pandora’s Returning Characters – James Cameron reunites with his returning cast – Sam Worthington, Zoe SaldaŮa, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Together they discuss the amazing evolution of their characters in Avatar: The Way of Water.
  • Pandora’s Next Generation – Meet the talented young newcomers who have been cast as the next generation of Na’vi and follow them through the adventure of making Avatar: The Way of Water.
  • Spider’s Web – James Cameron introduced the human character of Spider into the fabric of Pandora – thus creating a host of technological challenges on set…and an incredible journey for the young actor, Jack Champion.
  • Becoming Na’vi – The Avatar cast is immersed in the culture of the indigenous Na’vi, living off the land in the Hawaiian rainforest and training in a multitude of disciplines in preparation for their roles.
  • The Reef People of Pandora – In true James Cameron-style, the Metkayina reef clan has been developed with great attention to detail, bearing unique evolutionary traits and a culture – with new dwellings, new clothes and different way of life – all a result of living off the ocean.
  • Bringing Pandora to Life – Once James Cameron completes his virtual production process, every sequence is turned over to Wētā FX to bring Pandora to life – with unprecedented advancements in facial performance, environments and making CG water look real.
  • The RDA Returns to Pandora – Co-production designer Ben Procter and his team present an armada of new vehicles and human technologies that the RDA brings to Pandora – in concept design and with practical builds.
  • The New Characters of Pandora – Meet the important new characters of the Avatar saga played by Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell and Jemaine Clement.
  • The Sounds of Pandora – Hear how James Cameron worked with composer Simon Franglen to create the distinctive music of The Way of Water while building on James Horner’s brilliant score for Avatar, and learn how Chris Boyes created the immersive sounds of Pandora.
  • New Zealand – Pandora’s Home – The production of the Avatar sequels is so thoroughly ensconced in New Zealand that James Cameron considers The Way of Water a “New Zealand film.” Hear reflections from the cast and crew, including the remarkable New Zealand crew, on making the film.
More from Pandora’s Box (Additional featurettes that highlight special teams within the production)
  • Casting – Discover the screen tests that won the talented young cast their roles in Avatar: The Way of Water.
  • Stunts – The Avatar stunt team isn’t just creating breathtaking action, they’re driving the story. From racing underwater on ilus, flying the skies on ikrans, to maneuvering RDA speed boats, the stunt team leaves you breathless and wanting more.
  • The Lab – Explore the Lightstorm Lab, the backbone of virtual production for the Avatar films. Comprised of specialized teams, the Lab builds & supports every aspect of the production – environments, motion edit, Kabuki, sequence, post-viz and software development.
  • The Troupe – Avatar’s Troupe is the Swiss Army Knife of acting, while playing dozens of roles on set, in the performance capture volume and on live-action sets, they bring life to Na’vi clans and RDA Recoms. They also play Na’vi-scale puppets on the live-action sets.
Marketing Materials & Music Video (Marketing materials used to build audience awareness of the film)
  • Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) Music Video – Multi-Grammy-winning, music superstar, The Weeknd, performs his emotionally packed end title song in the official music video for the smash hit “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength).”
  • Theatrical Trailers 1 & 2 – Avatar: The Way of Water used two theatrical trailers to engage the audience. The first was a teaser trailer released 7 months before the film. The second was a standard trailer that premiered 5 weeks before the film’s release.

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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

Didn't someone on this very board claim that this wouldn't ever be available for home viewing?
Old 03-07-23, 04:56 PM
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Any chance the 4K UHD BD will be bundled with a 3D BD, similar to the release of Alita: Battle Angel?
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Any chance the 4K UHD BD will be bundled with a 3D BD, similar to the release of Alita: Battle Angel?
This is all the information we know. We donít even know a potential disc release date.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
This is all the information we know. We donít even know a potential disc release date.
Okay. Thanks for the sharing the info so far. I do appreciate what news you do/can provide.
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All those bonus features are on the digital release? Thatís a fuck ton. Sounds like what youíd see on a loaded physical release, but so much content for digital? Thatís amazing. Probably be $24.99, but thatís ok. Just hope we get another stellar Blu-ray 3D release.
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Old 03-08-23, 11:42 AM
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
All those bonus features are on the digital release? Thatís a fuck ton. Sounds like what youíd see on a loaded physical release, but so much content for digital? Thatís amazing. Probably be $24.99, but thatís ok. Just hope we get another stellar Blu-ray 3D release.
Nothing unusual about this at all. iTunes special features are typically identical to what's on disc. Things like Star Wars and Mission Impossible films all have hours of special features with the digital copy. Heck, some even include bonuses exclusive to digital.

What's amazing is that this isn't a bare bones release now, with a loaded special edition later.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Any chance the 4K UHD BD will be bundled with a 3D BD, similar to the release of Alita: Battle Angel?
Normally, I'd say there wasn't any chance, because Disney hasn't done any domestic home 3D releases in years. But Cameron is one of the directors with the most clout, so he could have it written into his contract to have final say over the home video release (as he does over the Abyss and True Lies releases), and could demand a 3D release. So, yes, I'd say there's a better chance than with any other title/director.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

I didnít bother with this in the theater so I missed it in 3D. I think the only way Iíd end up buying a physical copy of this is if it was released in 3D. If itís not, Iíll just stream it once and, most likely, forget it.
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

I'm down for owning it. I'm ready to check it out again, but physical only. I'm not paying more than a couple of bucks for digital content.
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Where are these digital extras? I checked Vudu and they have like 3 featurettes. Are the extras exclusive to another PVOD service?
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Re: Avatar: The Way of Water -- Home video release

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Where are these digital extras? I checked Vudu and they have like 3 featurettes. Are the extras exclusive to another PVOD service?
Thats because itís not officially released until tomorrow.
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I got ya, but why have any listed? Like prior to yesterday there was just trailer. Today I see 3 more, but why wouldn’t they just upload all the extras to sell the movie even better? I would buy right now if I knew I was getting all that was previously listed, but I’ll wait until tomorrow to see if they magically appear. 😜
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The extras are with Movies Anywhere. Not Vudu.
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Yeah Vudu sucks with bonus content. They skimp out on a lot of stuff.
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Very silly.
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I take it back. It looks like Vudu has all the extras as the first one Inside Pandora’s Box is over 2.5 hrs long. So, I believe they are all there just lumped together. Movies Anywhere would still be the go to bc they separate the extras.

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