After so many home release iterations, James Cameron’s Avatar can finally be owned on Blu-ray in 3D and you can watch it the way it was meant to be seen. The long-standing exclusive deal with Panasonic is officially over. The new release is called AVATAR Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition and according to a press release in full after the break, it includes specifically the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD. There is no word on whether or not bonus content is included; it doesn’t look like it. As they say, take what you can get.
Warner Bros. is readying the most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection ever released. The “Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection” 31-disc box set contains the following: all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy; more than 37 hours of special features including all previously released materials and more than 10 hours of new to disc bonus content; and 5 hours of never-before-seen material. Deathly Hallows part 1 & 2 can be watched in 2D or 3D if you have a TV that can handle it. Unfortunately, there is one major gripe that fans will find in this amazing collection: only the first two films in the franchise–namely Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets–include both the theatrical versions and extended cuts. The other six films only come with their theatrical versions. Will Warner release an even more epic box set including the extended cuts of the rest of the films and more bonus footage? That is still unknown.
But if you truly are a loyal Potter fan then there’s no denying how great this collection really is. Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection in all its elaborate design, comes out September 7 for $500. Head over to Amazon to preorder today; the e-tailer is selling it for a more digestible $349. Jump after the break to watch the collection come to life (you’ll see what I mean) and there’s also a first look at new bonus footage featuring a young and old Rupert Grint. A lengthy press release further details what you’ll get. (Click here for more…)
MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced Bond 50, a collection of all 22 Bond films bundled together on Blu-ray–from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008). In addition to all the movies, the collectible box-set also comes with over 130 hours of bonus features and “some new and exclusive content.” It releases this fall, but you can preorder it right now at Amazon for a cool $199.99. Video announcement and a press release hang after the break.
HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is coming to Blu-ray ($79.98) and DVD ($59.99) on March 6, 2012. In addition to all 10 episodes, the season one package is bundled with a ton of extras including never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, making-of features, and interviews. Eye the rundown provided by EW after the break. (Click here for more…)