Box office smash "Avatar" to be re-released in cinemas

20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron have announced that there will be an "AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION" released in cinemas on August 26, exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

The "Special Edition" of Cameron's ground-breaking film will include more than eight minutes of new, unseen footage. The original release of Avatar in December 2009 took over $2.7 billion at the global box office and created legions of fanatical fans around the world.

Cameron told the media, "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," adding "You'll be seeing it like never before."

The Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic Avatar 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. In the film Director James Cameron takes audiences to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilisation.

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