Before it's release, I followed the production of 'Avatar' as closely as humanly possible (considering, it was a difficult production to follow due to all the secrecy and protection over the film).
I read about anything and everything I could get my hands on. As an avid fan of James Cameron, and ready to see something new and extraordinary, I couldn't wait for the release of the film.
Now, as blown away as I was by the film, one thing got to me -- where was the Earth scenes. They looked so awesome.
So, yes, I thrived, like most in the release of Avatar, seeing it countless times in the cinema, from 2D, to 3D, to IMAX 3D. I couldn't get enough of it. Yes, the plot has been done before, but not in the same style...clearly!
So yeah, then I bought the bare-bones Blu-Ray release. I got enough entertainment out of that before the Special Edition hit cinemas. In I go, awaiting to see those awesome Earth scenes -- again, no Earth scenes.
I was worried, that we were never gonna see these Earth scenes. And then, finally, we learn of the Extended Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. Which includes 3 Versions of the film. And on that third, ultimate cut, we have the Earth scenes.
This is the version we were always supposed to see!
The ultimate cut, with all the footage that Cameron deems necessary to be in the film.
So yeah, the film is awesome, the Special Edition was slightly even more awesome. And the ultimate cut, should be incredible!
There's enough Extras here too to keep you going for a whole bunch of hours.
So, get your Pre-Orders down, and buy this film! Now! And thrive in it...until you invest in a 3D-TV and the 3D version of the film arrives!