Moviegoers will have another chance to experience James Cameron's sci-fi epic the way it was meant to be seen

'Avatar' Set to Return to Theaters

on July 08, 2010
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On August 27, Avatar will return to movie theaters across the country.

The official release from 20th Century Fox:

LOS ANGELES  -- Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron today announced that Avatar: Special Edition will be released in theaters August 27, in a limited engagement and exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

This version of Cameron's history-making and groundbreaking epic will include more than eight minutes of new footage. Since - and largely as of result of -- Avatar's release last December, the number of available digital 3D screens has exploded, and moviegoers who missed experiencing the film in 3D will now have that opportunity.

Commented James Cameron: "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora, and wished they could have stayed there longer. So we're making that possible. Avatar: Special Edition will be exclusively in 3D, and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage, including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you've never seen it, with this Special Edition, you'll be seeing it like never before."

Commented Fox Filmed Entertainment chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman: "Avatar: Special Edition is especially gratifying, because not only has AVATAR become one of the most beloved films in history, but after its initial theatrical release, we have been inundated with requests to re-release the film in theaters in 3D. Equally important, we're thrilled that Jim Cameron is able to give audiences even more of what they loved about Avatar."

The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

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