Finally, I think we’ve found a use for BD-Live that won’t just fade away like a stupid quiz or a georestricted, one-time-only commentary from the film’s director. 20th Century Fox have announced that anyone who owns the vanilla version of Avatar on Blu-ray will get access to some of the exclusive material being released with the extended edition of the film hitting stores on November 24. For free.
There’s a heap of scenes that will be made available to download over the coming weeks in the buildup to the Extended Edition release – here’s the full rundown:
Grandma’s Teylu: Never Before Seen Deleted Scene
2006 Art Reel Excerpt
Driving Range: Never Before Seen Deleted Scene
Acting in the Volume: Excerpt from documentary
Drums of War (full version): Never Before Seen Deleted Scene
Scene Deconstruction: Demonstration
“What did happen”: Excerpt from the Collector’s Extended Cut
If you were holding out for the extended edition anyway, Fox have also promised some bonus BD-Live content for the new version when it gets released later this month. It’s good to see the power of the interwebs finally being harnessed for Blu-ray users.