On Friday, the most successful movie in history returns to the big screen for another go-round. This time with a staggering nine extra minutes of footage. Are you serious, Cameron?
Being a devote Star Wars fan, I know it seems silly for me to complain about a director re-releasing tweaked films, but this is getting ridiculous. I could understand if we got something special out of the DVD and were clamoring for more.
Truth be told, Cameron gave us nada on the DVD release and is trying to lure more greenbacks out of our pockets by promising a few extra minutes of footage and nothing more.
I can't stand the new trend of producing four different styles of DVD/Blu-Ray releases. Give us all the bells and whistles and if we want it bad enough, we'll buy it. Don't give me a stripped down version only to release the super deluxe edition two months later, followed by the uber-special-gold plated-collector's-must-have-edition just in time for Christmas.
If Hollywood was hurting I wouldn't have a problem forking over my cash, but this is a town that pays David Caruso a reported $375,000 per episode and a reported $29 million in 2009 to Owen Wilson to do whatever it is Owen Wilson does. I'm not helping that decision-making along.
So, Mr. Cameron, I pop in my copy of Avatar, imagine what nine extra minutes would do for the film and keep my $12 if it's all the same to you.