It's official since yesterday, Avatar 2: The Way of the Water will be available in France in 4K UHD (3 discs), Blu-Ray 3D (3 discs), Blu-Ray (2 discs), DVD (1 disc) and Steelbook 4K (3 discs) on June 23 (all visuals below).
3 hours of bonus for a dive in the heart of Avatar 2
20th Century Studios announces as a bonus more than 3 hours of diving behind the scenes of the film, those already offered with the digital EST version of the film, namely:
• The creation of the world of Pandora. Years of research were needed to build the world of Pandora with its characters, creatures, native clans, underwater environments…• Filming Pandora. The performance consists of having the actors play in a volume equipped with infrared cameras to capture all their movements, and head cameras to capture the emotions on their faces, with the only limits being those of the imagination.• The underwater world from Pandora. Dylan Cole and his team designed the sea creatures while James Cameron and his stunt team devised extraordinary ways to bring them to life within a motion capture pool. • Water Challenges. James Cameron tackles the challenge of motion capture above and below the surface of the water, using a wave machine and current generator designed to replicate ocean conditions, as well as underwater vehicles to reproduce the movements of the creatures. • The return of the heroes. James Cameron reunites with his actors -Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Together, they discuss the astonishing evolution of their characters in this new opus.• The new generation. Meet the young talents who have been chosen to embody the new generation of Na'vi.• Spider. James Cameron introduced the human character of Spider to the world of Pandora, creating a host of on-set technological challenges…and an incredible journey for its young actor, Jack Champion. • Become Na'vi. The cast immersed themselves in Na'vi culture, living off the land in the Hawaiian rainforest and training in a multitude of disciplines to prepare for their roles. • The People of the Reef. The Metkayina clan was developed with great attention to detail. It features unique traits and culture with new homes, new clothes, and a different way of life resulting from living by the ocean. • Create Pandora. Once James Cameron completes his virtual production process, each sequence is entrusted to Weta FX to bring Pandora to life, with unprecedented advancements in facial performance, environments and water effects in pictures. summary. • The return of the GDR. Ben Procter and his team present an armada of new vehicles and human technologies that the RDA brings to Pandora, in the form of concepts and practical achievements. • The new characters. Meet important new characters from the saga played by Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell and Jemaine Clement.• The sound of Pandora. Hear how composer Simon Franglen created the music for the film based on James Horner's brilliant score for Avatar, and learn how Chris Boyes created the immersive sounds of Pandora. • New Zealand. Production of the avatar sequels is rooted in New Zealand. Hear the cast and crew, including the remarkable New Zealand crew, reflect on the making of the film.
• More from Pandora's Box. Additional videos that highlight specific production teams. • Casting. Discover the tests that allowed these young talents to land their role in this new opus. • The stunts. Whether it's underwater races on ilus, aerial flights on ikrans or maneuvers on fast RDA boats, the stunt team knows how to leave the spectator speechless. • The lab. Explore the Lightstorm Lab, the virtual production backbone of the Avatar films. Composed of specialized teams, the laboratory builds and supports every aspect of the production: environments, motion edit, Kabuki, sequences, post-viz and software development. 'actor. Playing dozens of roles on set, in performance capture and on film sets, they bring the Na'vi clans and the GDR's Recoms to life
• Clip Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength ) Music Video. The Weeknd performs the title track• Trailer 1 & 2. The first aired seven months before the film's release, the second five weeks before
Picture and sound
As far as HDR Dolby Vision is concerned, we hope it will be there even if nothing is less certain at the time of writing these lines… We would even lean more towards HDR10 as mentioned on the pre-order of Avatar 2 in 4K Ultra HD, a choice that moreover complies with the usual policy of Disney (holder of 20th Century Studios) for its physical releases.
Last information this time validated by the studio, the sound tracks will be content with a VO DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and a VF Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. French, English and Dutch subtitles.