Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

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Avatar
Extended Blu-Ray Collector's Edition
3-Disc Blu-ray Set
Conclusion
December 30, 2012
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Features & Specifications Conclusion






Avatar
Extended Collector's Edition
3-Disc Blu-ray Set

Features: Theatrical, Re-Release, and the Extended Editions are included in this set.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Region: Region A
This Release: November 16, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13 / Unrated
Running Time (Extended Version): 178 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
MSRP: $54.99
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
Pros
  • Reference-quality video
  • Colors really pop and explode with visual eye-candy
  • The DTS-HD Master 5.1 soundtrack does pretty well in delivering effects
  • Animation with foreground actors is seemless
  • A cohesive story with a lot of potential to expand
  • A repeatable movie experience
Cons / Disadvantages
  • None observed
Noteworthy Observations
  • Packaging could be a little better to allow for easier removal of discs — as this movie is worthy of watching many times over
AUDIO
VIDEO
CONTENT
EXTRAS

Overall Rating - 9.125 out of 10

DigitalDingus Reference Title

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS

Audio

    Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition is presented with a DTS-HD Master 5.1 soundtrack (4133Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)). Some might say this should have been tracked in 7.1, but I think this would be more apt for a discussion. I thought the soundtrack did just fine.
Video

    Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition looks absolutely amazing in its 1920x1080 pixel presentation (1.78:1). The bitrates are all over the place, and this is a good thing. The bitrates jump to the 40's and even near 50 Mbps in some sequences where it is required (technically, even near 60 Mbps for a few quick scenes). Some titles I've seen a cap on maximum video data rates, but I don't see it here. Avatar's video has free reigns to go wherever it needs to.
Content

    Avatar has an environmental message, but doesn't go completely Tree-Hugging on us. Basically put, life is connected, and if you screw around with it...it will fight back. No matter what planet you're on.

The Extras

    The extras on Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition are numerous, in high-def, and have a lot of information about the film. It's also worth digging around in the Archives area, as there are some rewarding images there.

Conclusion

This particular edition of Avatar is the edition to put in your Blu-ray collection. With colors exploding all over the screen, and a nice soundtrack as well, Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition gets a solid HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS.

If you need something to jumpstart your High-Def Experience...this is the title to get. Avatar also gets a DigitalDingus Reference Title designation.


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