The Last Airbender DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art and Specs

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What are the chances that you’re going to see a sequel or two to M. Night Shyamalan’s poorly received live-action “The Last Airbender” sometime soon? Okay, so “poorly” is an understatement; let’s just say it did not please a whole lot of people. Most fans hated it, and non-fans who saw it were indifferent. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either in my opinion; it was just sort of … there.

In any case, after stumbling out of the blocks, the film has since gone on to make $281 million worldwide from a $150 million budget. Not exactly blockbuster numbers, but I’ve seen Hollywood make sequels to movies that made much less than that. Of course, given the huge cost of marketing an event film like “The Last Airbender”, a film would generally have to double its production budget just to break even. “Airbender” didn’t do that, but whose to say the DVD can’t change everything?

If sales go through the roof for this thing, expect a sequel very soon. If not? Expect the first movie to be the last. So what I’m saying is: it’s entirely up to you if you want to see a sequel to “The Last Airbender” or not. If you want to see one (or two), buy the DVD and tell your friends. If not, then, well, don’t buy it. Simple as that.

Speaking of which, here is the cover art and specs for the film’s upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release on November 16, 2010.

Blu-ray Special Features:

Disc One:

  • Feature Film
  • Discovering The Last Airbender (nine-part documentary in HD)
  • Inspirations – Co-creators of the show and M. Night Shyamalan give insight into the inner journey the characters take
  • Spirituality – Explore the deeper spirituality that colors The Last Airbender
  • Heroes – Aang, Katara and Sokka journey together to save the world; behind-the-scenes piece provides a closer look at these characters and the actors
  • Greenland – With sub-zero shoots on glaciers and frozen rivers just a few hundred miles from the North Pole, travel with the filmmakers to Greenland to meet the locals and experience the magnificent landscapes captured for the powerful opening of the film
  • World – The sets, props, costumes and make-up that helped bring to life four unique nations in the film, each with a distinct look and style
  • Action – With the film’s “bending” rooted in Martial Arts, uncover Shyamalan’s process with Noah Ringer to create complex, heart-pounding action sequences
  • Effects – Closer look at the jaw-dropping cinematography and special effects that were created to blend seamlessly with ILM’s computer generated imagery
  • Music – Longtime creative collaboration between M. Night Shyamalan and composer James Newton Howard is celebrated in the film’s sweeping score
  • Finale – The journey culminates in one breathtaking moment on the ice wall
  • Siege of the North (HD) – Get transported to the frozen realm of the Northern Water Tribe and the largest indoor film set ever built on the U.S. east coast
  • Origins of the Avatar (HD) – Birth of the mythology from the original co-creators of the animated show, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzk. Concept art from the popular series provides further perspective into how the story would eventually reincarnate into an epic feature film
  • Katara for a Day (HD) – Spend a day on the set with Nicola Peltz
  • Deleted Scenes (HD)
  • Gag Reel (HD)
  • Avatar Annotations (Picture-in-picture on select scenes) – insights with cast and crew

Disc 2 (DVD):

  • Feature Film
  • Digital Copy

Standared DVD Special Features:

  • Origins of the Avatar
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes -
  1. “Talk to the Dead”
  2. “Water Teaches Us Emotion”
  3. “Water Tribe Battle”
  4. “Field Ablaze”

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    They really should have made this a director’s cut. M. Night may have had a better vision for the film before it got hacked and left with holes. I’m interested in seeing how the deleted scenes play out and how they may have made the film more coherent. Ah well. My daughter has got to have this anyway.

  • Fernando Carvalho

    The fight between Katara and Master Pakku is included on the NWT scenes, I wish he could put those scenes in the final version, that would add more to the movie.

  • Nishantsirohi123

    this movie badly needs a proper sequel. and man I watched it with a blank mind(not giving a ear to bad reviews) and yet it ended up being lousy.

    What i really loved was great visual effects(oh yes comparable to the LOTR series)

    But what was left out was the screenplay and dialogues.

    It is like a big and fancy restaurant whose owner ended up spending all the money on decor, furniture, cutlery, uniform of the staff and end up serving bad food.

    get your basics right before u decorate something.

    What starts up really neat ends up being cheesy, simple reason, Mr. Shyamalan is confused whether to make it a disney fairy tale, or a Prince Caspian-esque dark epic, or a costume drama or a action epic.

    Even if he had just edited out some basic loopholes movie would have been better.

    Mr. shyamalan were you distracted?

  • True Avatar fan!!!

    WORST FUCKING MOVIE EVER!

  • Lilola50

    I wish I could erase this from my mind.