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    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Aug 2010 - 8:11 PM

    Just seen the advert on TV tonight for the new extended "Special Edition" 3D Avatar in the cinemas.

    Looks like another 8 minutes of footage have been added.

    Coming to a cinema near you soon I hope................................

    Last Modified By montechoro at 25 Aug 2010 - 8:14 PM
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    BigRick
    BigRick  82085 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Aug 2010 - 10:22 PM


    Quote: Just seen the advert on TV tonight for the new extended "Special Edition" 3D Avatar in the cinemas.

    Looks like another 8 minutes of footage have been added.

    Coming to a cinema near you soon I hope................................

    certainly not worth my £8 for a ticket to watch it again then.... £1 per minute is a bit steep for me. Smile

    Last Modified By BigRick at 25 Aug 2010 - 10:22 PM
    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 4:40 AM

    Agree with the sentiment BigRick - I feel that Avatar fans are being used / seduced / tempted by marketing people here exploiting the special effects / 3D on the big screen aspect.

    My wife has insisted we go however (SWMBO) - which will be a record 3 times for us that we have seen the same film in the same cinema.

    The extra 8 mins doesn't seem much to justify re-launching a "Special Edition" so soon - but it will be interesting to see how the public respond.

    mlewis
    mlewis  91475 forum posts United Kingdom
    26 Aug 2010 - 7:35 AM

    It was too long in the first place. It does not need a few more minutes of running time.

    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 7:40 AM

    Apparently these are totally new scenes and effects - so I will look forward to seeing them and what they add to the film.

    I never had the thought the original was too long - I enjoyed every minute of it - so much we saw it twice.

    I suppose it's what the new scenes add to the overall impact of the film and the story itself.

    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 10:03 AM

    I'ld pay to go to the cinema and see it in 2D.

    Though those 3D glasses killed the spectacle somewhat

    JamesGarfield
    26 Aug 2010 - 10:11 AM

    Just booked my tickets, not because of the extra footage but because I didn't get to see it in 3D at the cinema, can't wait.

    Last Modified By JamesGarfield at 26 Aug 2010 - 10:11 AM
    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 2:22 PM

    I have to say I really enjoyed the 3D effect - although it was slightly better the second time we saw the film when we sat centre / centre rather than off to one side of the screen.

    On the second viewing in a better seating postion, I actually leaned to one side to avoid something coming out of the screen and I didn't do that first time around.

    @JamesGarfield - it's a great cinematic experience - you won't be disappointed

    RichBrew
    RichBrew  4151 forum posts England
    26 Aug 2010 - 6:48 PM


    Quote: It was too long in the first place. It does not need a few more minutes of running time.

    If these further eight minutes are relevant to the film, why weren't they included in the initial release?

    RichBrew

    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 8:01 PM

    @RichBrew - I believe there are a couple of scenes filmed but not included in the first release and some more special effects - and I agree with you - in a film of this length another 8 minutes is nothing - unless the marketeers thought they could attract another wave of viewings for a "special edition" release.


    Avatar Special Edition Review


    The special edition DVD apparently has another 18 minutes of running time.......... food for thought there.

    answersonapostcard
    answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012520 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 8:49 PM


    Quote: why weren't they included in the initial release?

    money? Not sure how much the film cost to make - various figures on the net of $100 - $500 million... thats alot of money to get back at the box office so I suppose the marketing machine may have gone into overdrive just to be on the safe side Wink

    perhaps.

    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 9:04 PM

    $1bn in 17 days

    According to the BBC

    Kris_Dutson
    26 Aug 2010 - 9:09 PM

    Gawd you cynical lot - just go and enjoy it.Tongue

    answersonapostcard
    answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012520 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Aug 2010 - 10:11 PM


    Quote: Gawd you cynical lot - just go and enjoy it

    OK boss Wink

    montechoro
    montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Aug 2010 - 7:05 AM

    Already booked to go (now our third viewing) - despite the critics reviews - we all want to see it again in 3D on the big screen.........

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