Saturday, May 22, 2010


A reluctant hero. An epic journey. A choice between the life he left behind and the incredible new world he’s learned to call home. Return to James Cameron’s Avatar — the greatest adventure of all time.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that James Cameron’s phenomenal epic AVATAR became the best selling Blu-ray of all time after just four days in stores, with an astonishing 2.7 million units sold in North America alone. AVATAR Blu-ray sales crushed the previous record of 2.5 million units.

Retail sales of AVATAR Blu-ray and DVD Discs have exceeded 6.7 million units since its launch last Thursday, on pace to be the best selling title in recent history.

The extraordinary initial sales for AVATAR are clearly a game changer for the Blu-ray format. Blu-ray players for the first time are surpassing DVD players at retail outlets across the country as fans are upgrading their systems to experience the best picture and sound quality available.

The ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences, the April AVATAR Blu-ray and DVD release features the film and corresponding menu, utilizing the disc’s entire storage space in order to provide the highest quality picture and sound. An action-adventure journey of self-discovery that dramatically demonstrates how human invasion almost destroys the balance of life on the planet Pandora, the Oscar® and Golden Globe®-winning AVATAR is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. Written by James Cameron and produced with his long-time collaborator Jon Landau, AVATAR stars Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Wes Studi and Laz Alonso.

What can be said about this movie except that I am STUNNINGLY DISAPPOINTED I didn't get to see it in the 3-D. No, I did not expect the DVD to be in 3-D (and I have to admit that I chuckled everytime I saw that in print because I honestly never thought anyone honestly expectd a DVD to be in 3-D. I mean I guess I was wrong, but I still thought it was funny). I'm disappointed that I didn't get to the movie theater in time to see this on the big screen in 3-D. It was one of the most amazing and different movies I've ever seen.

I thought the quality of the movie was absolutely amazing, even though I didn't get to see it in 3-D (giggle). The picture and sound were both sharp and clear. Like looking through a window and sitting right next to the person speaking. We turned on the surround sound and the room was filled. It was awesome.

The movie is awesome and I generally don't go for fantasy movies. I loved this though!

1 comment:

Meghan Deaver said...

I thoroughly enjoyed "Avatar" BECAUSE I saw it in IMAX 3D. My sisters and I gave the Blu-Ray disc to my Dad for his birthday, but I don't know if I'll watch it - I'm afraid I'll be disappointed it's not in 3D :)

Side note - yes, it was one of those movies that was FABULOUS in 3D; however, I don't know if it's worth the extra bucks (almost $20 for a ticket in the Philly suburbs!) OR the queasiness. A lot of people have issues with the way the 3D was presented: my sister had to leave her seat and watch standing from the doorway, the only way I could handle the movement was to constantly be chewing something (thank YOU pretzel bites) and we weren't the only ones who had issues. I don't know if I'll be seeing another movie in 3D again anytime soon.