Avatar 2, 4K UHD pre-order on June 23 and technical info update

Announced yesterday in our columns, the physical release date of Avatar 2: The Way of the Water (4K, Blu-Ray, DVD) is accompanied today by additional details.

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

Avatar 2: the way of water, image

As for HDR Dolby Vision, it will not be there for the benefit of HDR10 alone. This confirms the info on the cover of the pre-order of Avatar 2 in 4K Ultra HD, a choice that is in line with Disney's usual policy (holder of 20th Century Studios) for its physical releases.

Good news however, Avatar 2: The Way of the Water and Avatar, first of the name planned (also planned in stores on June 23) will both benefit from a 4K Ultra HD 100 GB disc and not 66 GB as usual at Disney. This promises a more polished video quality than on the 4K Ultra HD discs of the previous very feature films from the big-eared firm (for example Avengers: Endgame). The latter also specifies in its communication that the average bit rate of the image is 45 Mbits (30 Mbits for BD 3D and 23 Mbits for Blu-Ray). And the image is in 1.85 format.

Avatar 2: the way of water, sound

Last information this time validated by the studio, the soundtracks will display a VOST Dolby Atmos/VF Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for 4K and VO DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/VF Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 for Blu-Ray.

Update: information on the nature of the soundtracks of Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD discs, the HDR used for the 4K Ultra HD edition, the nature of the 4K Ultra HD disc and its average video bit rate, have been added in the news above. Precision, the speed of the 4K Ultra HD disc will be 45 Mbits and not 60 Mbits as previously announced. Finally, we added bitrates for Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D discs.