James Cameron’s Avatar may have only just hit theaters worldwide, but it’s never too early to talk about the film’s forthcoming home video release. While making the rounds with the press, Cameron revealed that he anticipates the film to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray within six to eight months, but doesn’t expect a 3D version of the film to be released immediately:
“Probably the initial Blu-ray release of Avatar won’t be in 3-D and then a subsequent release will be in 3-D. That’s my guess right now. So we will probably put out a disk, you know, in six or eight months, let’s call it six months, and then after that we will have a 3-D disc when there are enough sets available.”
In regards to any special content, Cameron revealed that there are about 10 to 12 minutes of footage that may be included on the home video release either as deleted scenes or as part of an extended edition. One scene in particular focuses on Worthington’s character Jake Sully in his Avatar form, hunting a Sturmbeest — which is no longer seen in the movie.
MTV: “Is there a sequence or two that you can describe for me that maybe will make it — whether it’s a director’s cut or an expanded edition — on DVD?”
Cameron: “…It’s a creature you no longer see in the movie,” Cameron said. “[Sully] has to learn how to hunt through the air and do this incredibly brave thing, and then after the hunt they have this big festival and they dance and there’s a drunk scene with [Na’vi member] Tsu’tey, which is Laz Alonso’s character, which is actually pretty damn funny.”
Watch the video clip of the interview below.