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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi, Laz Alonso
Director: James Cameron
Countries: USA / UK
USA & UK: 165 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence and intense battle scenes
USA Release Date: 27 August 2010 (special edition exclusively in Digital 3D & IMAX 3D)
USA Release Date: 18 December 2009
UK Release Date: 27 August 2010 (special edition exclusively in Digital 3D & IMAX 3D)
UK Release Date:17 December 2009
Synopsis (special edition)
This version of Cameron's history-making and groundbreaking epic will include more than eight minutes of new footage. Since, and largely as of result of, AVATAR's release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D will now have that opportunity.
Commented James Cameron: "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora, and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we're making that possible. AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION will be exclusively in 3D, and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage, including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you've never seen it, with this Special Edition, you'll be seeing it like never before."
The OscarŽ and Golden GlobeŽ winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.
AVATAR takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home. James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of TITANIC, first conceived the film 15 years ago, when the means to realise his vision did not exist yet. Now, after four years of production, AVATAR, a live action film with a new generation of special effects, delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.
We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. Despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. Because the atmosphere of Pandora is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora... the Na'vi.
Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.
The film is written and directed by James Cameron and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau.
AVATAR - An IMAX 3D Experience opens at the BFI IMAX, London Southbank.
Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through IMAX DMR technology, AVATAR - An IMAX 3D Experience will open at the BFI IMAX alongside the worldwide theatrical release. With crystal clear images and digital sound, IMAX provides the world's most immersive movie experience.