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Finally got my AVATAR BlueRay Steel Book edition. Following is my small exclusive review......

The package includes.


1. Steel Book Cover for the discs
2. Online access to exclusive AVATAR program which includes
a. Interviews
b. Unseen footage
c. Special features

3. Four 3D Hologram AVATAR postcards
4. AVATAR DVD
5. A survival guide to Pandora



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The steel Book cover and the packaging is top class. Seriously adds class to your collection.......... Rest of the goodies are a decent welcome.
Poped up the BR and the first thing you notice is …..”NO EXTRAS” nothing, not even the trailer. No introduction, no interviews nothing…….I was like WT??? Anyway Googled and I came through some exciting facts........

VIDEO ::

It is said that James Cameron himself came forward and explained that he had a deal with Fox guaranteeing no extras or previews on the disc. When the film grosses more than a billion dollars, he wanted the disc to have all the space available for maximum video quality.
So is the video quality maxed out…….You bet it is…..even a 47” LCD looks like too small to absorb the spectacular visual extravaganza the disc offers. Immaculate vibrant colors and super fine details, night shots are out of the world. The Pandora’s Blue world literally pops out of the screen. Shadow details are impeccable. Its a visual splender......No wonder, the technicalities says “an average of 29 megabits per second used for the AVC encode” which is pretty heavy for the movie of this length. Truly a master piece of a BlueRay, Undoubtedly the best I have come across.

AUDIO ::

Audio is also not left far behind with 5.1 DTS HD MA you can expect nothing short of spectacular. However I seriously expected 7.1 audio for a movie of this magnitude. Anyway even with 5.1 the audio is crystal clear and sharp and there is no dearth of ultra low LFE where ever needed. Another thing to note was the center channel, which is best in all the BRs I have seen, even during the heavy battle scene the dialogues were crystal clear and you at no point feel the center is lacking power. (even on my HTiB)

The scene where the marines blow off the tree, the LFE shook my whole bed (and kept on with the effect in the entire battle sequence), it was thunderous. When jake takes that first flight on his choosen bird (or whatever) A/V extravaganza is on it bliss. The wings flapping is put on LFE and that gives a whole new experience to the scene.........the zapping of arrows and bullets are right on the spot, explosions are all earth shaking with center channel never leaving its power......


EXTRAS :: As I mentioned to give you the best A/V quality JC decided to omit the extras and use the disc space for the same. Personally I am OK with it given the awesome A/V quality we get from a Movie that it deserves.

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System used to review the Bluray : http://www.indianvideogamer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18121


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Edited by sam9s, 08 November 2010 - 03:30 PM.


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So there are NO extras? :|

Is it the same for ALL Avatar BDs or is it just in India?


1. Steel Book Cover for the discs
2. Online access to exclusive AVATAR program which includes
a. Interviews
b. Unseen footage
c. Special features

3. Four 3D Hologram AVATAR postcards
4. AVATAR DVD
5. A survival guide to Pandora

And where's this from then?

Edited by Rick Deckard, 03 August 2010 - 08:00 PM.

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I agree. Avatar is reference grade blu ray material. Fantastic stuff!

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So there are NO extras? :|

Is it the same for ALL Avatar BDs or is it just in India?



Yea I should have included this information ... Aplogies ... I always buy my BRs from Amazon UK, or couple or other online sites. This one also was ordered from Amazon UK. Plus not having extras does not hurt that much given the A/V quality this BR offeres. There was a reason behing not providing extras and if you ask me its perfectly justified .....



And where's this from then?


Online access to exclusive AVATAR program which includes

Edited by sam9s, 03 August 2010 - 08:20 PM.


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@Keyo

Cameron is going to milk Avatar dry. I am going to lay out his plans if you are not aware already

1. Re relasing Avatar in theaters with 8 minutes of unseen footage and call it "Avatar - the special edition" . Google it, you'll find the trailer is up. Releasing in September :wallbash:
2. He's releasing the non-3D special edition in November with all the extras and stuff. The one in the market right now only has the movie and nothing else.
3. He's going to release a barebones 3D edition blu ray next year.
4. He will then release the special edition 3D with all the extras 5-6 months after no 3.
5. We might even see an ultimate edition avatar :fear:

:doh:

Edited by Death Stryke, 03 August 2010 - 08:20 PM.


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@Keyo

Cameron is going to milk Avatar dry. I am going to lay out his plans if you are not aware already

1. Re relasing Avatar in theaters with 8 minutes of unseen footage and call it "Avatar - the special edition" . Google it, you'll find the trailer is up. Releasing in September :wallbash:
2. He's releasing the non-3D special edition in November with all the extras and stuff. The one in the market right now only has the movie and nothing else.
3. He's going to release a barebones 3D edition blu ray next year.
4. He will then release the special edition 3D with all the extras 5-6 months after no 3.
5. We might even see an ultimate edition avatar :fear:

:doh:


well........................thats one hell of a way to get truck load of money if u ask me
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^I know. Avatar has already fetched the studio easily close to 3 billion dollars. With all this and TV/Satellite rights, add another billion.

And by the time all this is over, we'll see Avatar 2 in the horizon

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@Keyo

Cameron is going to milk Avatar dry. I am going to lay out his plans if you are not aware already

1. Re relasing Avatar in theaters with 8 minutes of unseen footage and call it "Avatar - the special edition" . Google it, you'll find the trailer is up. Releasing in September :wallbash:
2. He's releasing the non-3D special edition in November with all the extras and stuff. The one in the market right now only has the movie and nothing else.
3. He's going to release a barebones 3D edition blu ray next year.
4. He will then release the special edition 3D with all the extras 5-6 months after no 3.
5. We might even see an ultimate edition avatar :fear:

:doh:


This schedule is more or less same for every Hit movie .... but yes with AVATAR fan following, JC might decide to go one step ahead with this kind of marketing....... after all who does'nt love money and fame ... :-)

Edited by sam9s, 03 August 2010 - 08:39 PM.


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You love Writing. Dontchya?



Who me !!! you bet I do .... :) I have loads of Articles under my belt to Share...... which I will do slowely and steadily........been writing Articles and reviews since I was in college .... :)

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damn.... n i still haven't watched the movie... :wallbash:
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Who me !!! you bet I do .... :) I have loads of Articles under my belt to Share...... which I will do slowely and steadily........been writing Articles and reviews since I was in college .... :)


Nice. :thumbsup:

Try to start avoiding the '.......................'.
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damn.... n i still haven't watched the movie... :wallbash:


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@Keyo

Cameron is going to milk Avatar dry. I am going to lay out his plans if you are not aware already

1. Re relasing Avatar in theaters with 8 minutes of unseen footage and call it "Avatar - the special edition" . Google it, you'll find the trailer is up. Releasing in September :wallbash:
2. He's releasing the non-3D special edition in November with all the extras and stuff. The one in the market right now only has the movie and nothing else.
3. He's going to release a barebones 3D edition blu ray next year.
4. He will then release the special edition 3D with all the extras 5-6 months after no 3.
5. We might even see an ultimate edition avatar :fear:

:doh:


He isnt the only one milking it though. Was in Om book shop yesterday (ugh) and on prominent display was something called Avatar : Spiritual learnings from the movie by some Indian dude. Had a quick sneak peek and he (the author) compares Avatars to the avatars of Hindu gods. I sh*t you not. :rofl:

Nice write up in OP BTW. :thumbsup:

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i have one question
kitne me li ????
and which region ?


Well as I said i do not buy from Indian stores. The online purchase cost me around 1500 bucks. About region it's A and B, but it does not make a difference to me as my BR player is hacked region free (check out my HT review) in the same "write to us" section

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Nice. :thumbsup:

Try to start avoiding the '.......................'.


mmmm it's actually my semi colon.  Sounds funny but I don't know why it makes me believe that I am making the
reader pause for a moment before reading further, which is what I intend to by putting that ".............." 

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He isnt the only one milking it though. Was in Om book shop yesterday (ugh) and on prominent display was something called Avatar : Spiritual learnings from the movie by some Indian dude. Had a quick sneak peek and he (the author) compares Avatars to the avatars of Hindu gods. I sh*t you not. :rofl:

:lol:
Going to South Ex in a couple of days. There's an Om Book Shop in that area. Will check it out.
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WTF :rofl:
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damn.... n i still haven't watched the movie... :wallbash:

trust me, you're not missing much.

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mmmm it's actually my semi colon.  Sounds funny but I don't know why it makes me believe that I am making the
reader pause for a moment before reading further, which is what I intend to by putting that ".............." 

i agree with the ...... i use it for the same effect :thumbsup:
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trust me, you're not missing much.


Well that is not entirely true .... is it ..... the movie does have its own uniqueness ....

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Yea I should have included this information ... Aplogies ... I always buy my BRs from Amazon UK, or couple or other online sites. This one also was ordered from Amazon UK. Plus not having extras does not hurt that much given the A/V quality this BR offeres. There was a reason behing not providing extras and if you ask me its perfectly justified .....

Online access to exclusive AVATAR program which includes

BD Live. Thanks explains it.. :|


@Keyo

Cameron is going to milk Avatar dry. I am going to lay out his plans if you are not aware already

1. Re relasing Avatar in theaters with 8 minutes of unseen footage and call it "Avatar - the special edition" . Google it, you'll find the trailer is up. Releasing in September :wallbash:
2. He's releasing the non-3D special edition in November with all the extras and stuff. The one in the market right now only has the movie and nothing else.
3. He's going to release a barebones 3D edition blu ray next year.
4. He will then release the special edition 3D with all the extras 5-6 months after no 3.
5. We might even see an ultimate edition avatar :fear:

:doh:

Yea, they'll always make you double-dip.

Thank God games haven't gone down that road. YET :suicide:

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Thank God games haven't gone down that road. YET :suicide:


Which road .... the 3D one??? well if yes than they have actually ...... Nvidia has already launched their "NVIDIAŽ 3D Vision" supporting 3D games out of the box, ATI is soon to follow, though currently supporting 3D via 3rd party drivers ..... ...... NVIDIA 3D vision is already supporting hit games like "Batman Asylum, Just Cause 2, Resident Evil 5" .....

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mere bhai 1500 me kaha se liya ?
cheked amazon uk
no were below 3200

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mere bhai 1500 me kaha se liya ?
cheked amazon uk
no were below 3200


Got it for 25GDP~1725 INR ...... below is the proof ...

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Mine was a pre order and so maybe that was an introductory price ...... Lucky Me I guess :) ..,... BTW this includes shipping ... (just in case) and no local courier charges (comes through post) ..... (just in case again)

Edited by sam9s, 05 August 2010 - 04:52 PM.


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oh kk bro
thanks
i dint ask for the proof thou :)

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i dint ask for the proof thou :)


Yea I understand, it was not exactly meant for you ..... anyway chill get it from an indian store, I think you should get a basic version for 1500....




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