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WTF? Avatar: Special Edition DVD will have 7 more minutes of footage than the theatrical re-release

Talk about a scam. Just when I came to terms with James Cameron re-releasing Avatar in theaters with the gimmick of adding 9 minutes of extra footage, reports have surfaced that a new DVD/Blu-ray version of the film with 16 minutes of extra footage will hit shelves in November. That's not the end either. A 3D version of the Blu-ray will not be available until next year with who knows how much more bonus footage. 

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Studios, Cable providers may put movies OnDemand 30 days after they hit theaters

The theatrical distribution window is shrinking yet again. While most films are already out on DVD within 3-4 months of their theatrical release, Hollywood studios are planning a new home distribution system that will cut that time in half. Cable and Satellite operators like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and DirecTV could get 30-60 day old movies for release OnDemand, for a premium price, of course. The caveat: they're really expensive.

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Damn, AVATAR looks good in this Blu-ray trailer

Liam at Filmonic posted this TV spot for Avatar's upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release on April 22. I'm equally impressed by this short spot. Avatar is likely to become the highest selling Blu-ray of all time. If you can hold off until later this year though, 20th Century Fox will release a special edition DVD with bonus features and extra scenes. This initial release will be bare bones.