Avatar and Avatar 2 The Way of Water, 4K Collector re-releases 4 discs

More than a decade after the events recounted in the first opus, Avatar: The Way of Water allows us to find Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), now parents of four children. They also raise Dr. Grace Augustine's daughter (Sigourney Weaver), who is in a deep coma. If life on Pandora is peaceful, the arrival of a Na'vi clone of Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) will turn everything upside down. A sequel officially announced in limited Collector's Edition 1 UHD 4K/3 BD on March 13.

Funny project, this sequel to the 2009 film which didn't really need it. With Avatar, James Cameron already blew everyone away by setting the bar very (very) high. The film combined never before seen (and sublime) special effects with a lyricism and poetry rare in blockbusters, all mixed with anthology action scenes and bathed in a pioneering ecological discourse. In short, an almost perfect film and a mega box office success to boot. Announced very quickly and hoped for just as much by fans around the world, Avatar 2 (Avatar: The Way of Water) took more than twelve years to arrive on our screens and in our living rooms in 4K.

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At the height of the first film but without ever really surpassing it, this new Avatar is above all a transition film made to relaunch the story and bring us to Avatar 3 planned in 2025, and possibly other sequels. And it takes three hours to get there, as the universe is so rich and complex. The first hour of the film reminds us of the story of the first opus, introduces us to the new (numerous) family of Jake Sully and Neytiri, explains to us why (and how) certain characters who died in the first film are still there, and above all introduces Spider, a new character brought to play an important role in the mythology. Then, it takes another hour to introduce us to the Metkayina, this Na'vi clan living on the east coast of Pandora, and their customs. The third hour focuses on the duel (enjoyable and spectacular) between Jake Sully and Quaritch.

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In the end, splendid images punctuated by epic action scenes that it is obviously appropriate to enjoy it again in 4K via a new Collector's Edition. This will be done on March 13, with the program in VO Dolby Atmos, VF Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, in addition to 8 hours of supplements, including the behind-the-scenes presentation with Jon Landau, Colonel Miles Quaritch in promo, the deconstruction of 17 scenes, never-before-seen deleted scenes, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña in special takes, Avatar memories, how to film Avatar 2, and much more. Note that Avatar first of the name will be released on the same date in limited Collector 1 UHD 4K/3 BD, still at Disney.