Avatar 3D Blu-ray finally gets release date as Panasonic exclusivity deal ends
3D film fans will finally be able to own James Cameron’s epic Avatar on 3D Blu-ray. Fox just announced the Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition will debut globally October 15th, with a release in North America following on October 16th.
Until this announcement, Avatar’s 3D Blu-ray release had been part of an exclusivity deal which saw the movie bundled in with Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player hardware and 3DTVs. That exclusivity deal has now ended, meaning that all fans can now grab the 3D version if they’ve the right gear to play it with.
The 2D version of the Blu-ray has been widely available since April 2010, with the rarity of the 3D edition leading to it being sold for extortionate prices on eBay.
“3D television is the future of home entertainment,” said James Cameron, the movie’s Oscar winning Director.
“I’m a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that AVATAR can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.”
“As the number of homes with 3D televisions continues to grow, we thought it was important to bring the biggest 3D film ever right into your living room,” continued Jon Landau, producer.
“This is the only way fans should experience the world of Pandora and this release offers the highest picture quality possible. “