Avatar Blu-ray Review

Posted 10 years ago by Movies

This has been a long-time coming, but I just recently got my hands on a copy of the Avatar Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Fox. It’s a bare-bones release with no special features (the “ultimate” edition is coming out around the holiday season this year) but if you’re a big Avatar fan, it’s still worth a purchase.

I enjoyed the film quite a bit, and I think a lot of people who hate on it do so just because it was so popular. I applaud James Cameron for creating original ideas in a time when every other movie is a sequel, prequel, or based on a game or toy. It doesn’t have the worst dialogue or story, and the world is very believable and enticing once you get in. I’ll admit, Unobtanium is the worst name ever for a mineral, but I’d still pick Avatar over Transformers or GI Joe any day of the week.

If you’re a fan of the movie, but you hate the idea of double-dipping at all, you’ll want to hold off until the holiday season. After they’ve re-released the movie in an expanded form in theaters, there will be an ultimate edition that will have hours of bonus features and extended sequences. That being said, I didn’t want to go seven or eight months without being able to see it again, but I also got it for free.

The video and audio quality are great on the Blu-ray though, so if you’re in the mood to watch it before the extended version comes out later this year, you should pick it up.

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  • BJ

    I think I will hold off on this one just like I held off on Watchmen until the final edition came out that included the animated sequences. I haven’t seen this movie and to be honest, I’m not in a rush to see it so I will definetly hold off. I thought I heard a rumor that the ultimate edition is supposed to have a 3D cut of the film. I hope if it does it also contains a regular cut as well.

  • Robert

    i love buying movies, but i would rather have the special edition. thanks for saving me some money. i loved avatar, i think it will change sci-fi.

  • Avatar is awesome of 2010. Nice Graphics and action. I haven’t this movie and want to buy it. Now i am going to save money through your post. Thanks