James Cameron’s mega successful sci-fi flick “Avatar” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD come April. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is set to release the top grossing film for home viewing audiences worldwide.
On April 22, Earth Day, fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to revisit and rediscover the magic of the highest grossing film of all time in the comforts of their own homes. Since its theatrical release in December, “Avatar” dominated the box office records, even beating Cameron’s other megahit “Titanic” for the highest grossing film title with $2.6 billion in worldwide box office. The film – starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, and Sigourney Weaver – tells the story of a paraplegic former Marine who, taking over from his twin brother, enters a scientific project that uses an avatar to interact with the humanoid species called Na’vi in the planet Pandora. His mission is to lure the Na’vis away from their home base in order for his fellow humans to mine a precious mineral called unobtanium. But things get complicated when he learns to love the race as his own. “Avatar” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. and Canada on April 22.
The release dates for other countries:
•Apr 21: France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain
•Apr 22: China, Brazil, Russia, North America
•Apr 23: Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico
•Apr 26: U.K.
•Apr 27: Denmark
•Apr 28: Norway, Sweden, New Zealand
•Apr 29: Australia
•Apr 30: Finland
•May 6: Italy
“Avatar” has unsurprisingly scooped up awards at the first-ever International 3D Society “Lumiere Awards,” winning the Live action 3D Feature of the Year among six other trophies. Brendan Fraser was also awarded Best 3D Talent for his acting and producing role in “Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D.” The James Cameron box office blockbuster also won Best 3D Stereography – Live Action and Best 3D Character for Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana. Co-star Giovanni Ribisi accepted the awards on behalf of the filmmakers. Fraser was honored for his work as both actor and executive producer of the successful 3D feature film “Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D.”Also honored were Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO, with a 3D Vision Award. The event, presented by the newly formed International 3D Society, was held at the Hollywood’s Mann Chinese Theater Tuesday.
The list of winners:
•Live Action 3D Feature of the Year: “Avatar”
•Animated 3D Feature of the Year: “Up”
•Short 3D Motion Picture/Narrative: “Partly Cloudy”
•Best 3D Documentary: “Under the Sea 3D”
•Outstanding Achievement of 2D to 3D Converted Feature: “G-Force”
•Best 3D Character of the Year: Neytiri from “Avatar”
•Best 3D Scene of the Year: “Avatar” and Jake Sully for “First Flight”
•Best 3D Stereography – Live Action: “Avatar”
•Best 3D Stereography – Animated: “Coraline”
•Outstanding Achievement in 3D Visual Effects: “Avatar”
•Outstanding Achievement for Marketing 3D Content: 20th Century Fox Studios for “Avatar”
People’s Choice Awards tie-up category (announced during the January 6 telecast of the event):
•2010 People’s Choice Award – Favorite 3D Live Action Movie: “Avatar”
•2010 People’s Choice Award – Favorite 3D Animated Movie: “Coraline”
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