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Avatar (DVD + Blu-ray) [2017]

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Of course, this was not to be the case, but it is interesting to look at the reasons why the project caused so much concern. And so we have Avatar, which boasted fully CG humanoid characters supposedly displaying more ‘natural’ characteristics through extensive motion capture work. Supporting him we had everybody from Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Stephen Lang (on the human front); with Zoe Saldana, Wes Studi and CCH Pounder as the Na’vi aliens. In animation terms, many worried about the prevalent use of CG characters, and about the Uncanny Valley effect, a hypothesis formed in the field of robotics, which posits that the human emotional response to robots that look like humans dips massively somewhere between ‘barely human’ and ‘fully human’.

either the Special Edition Re-Release (1080p, 17:12), or the Collector's Extended Cut (1080p, 33:19). Many CG animators – like Pixar – took note of this theory, particularly after the initial, negative response of some of their test animations (check out the extra on the Toy Story release – ‘Tin Toy’ – whose ‘realistic’ baby looked just plain creepy). I got this after Sony released an update for PSVR allowing you to watch 3D movies natively in the vr headset.You can refer back to the previous article for more detail on why I feel that way about this specific movie. Avatar: The Original Scriptment is a text copy of the script treatment that James Cameron did which is referred to in the main Documentary.

track that you found on the original theatrical cut, and it does just as good a job of almost keeping up with the landmark visuals and their immaculate presentation. I’d certainly be interested in an elaborate special edition that takes you behind the scenes on the making of the film, and illustrates all the groundbreaking 3D/CG technology used to make it.and they could have provided a Maximum Movie Mode PiP option, but it would have taken some re-working and they’d have probably had to include yet another copy of the film on the second disc, this time complete with forced PiP playing across, and optional Audio Commentary. beg to differ, or they just don't care, content to simply get lost in the film's big-budget escapism. The big companies and their associated Private Military Corporations have decided to rape Pandora for all its worth, and with their lacklustre outreach program failing to negotiation a peaceful resolution with the locals, a more violent approach is set upon.

Because James Cameron felt that two-and-three-quarter hours wasn't nearly long enough for his opus, the director added an additional eight minutes for a "Special Edition Re-Release" that played briefly in theaters over the summer.As a new release from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, it should go without saying that the discs are sloooowwwww to load in a Blu-ray player.

Collecting influences from sci-fi books, movies, and indigenous life, Cameron merged high technology with basic storytelling, emerging with a feature that unexpectedly topped “Titanic,” becoming a phenomenon.Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more. First up there is a 3 minute introductory guide which shows us how the scenes would have looked had they been completed (with before and after footage to show the differences), explaining how the vehicles would look, how the breathing masks were added in post, and how all of the graphics and effects were left out, as well as showing us a few levels of motion capture/templates that were done. If you want to read more into those comparisons, then I strongly recommend you check out that review, but in brief summary I concluded that the movie made for one hell of a High Definition title – arguably the best looking title that has ever been released on the format – with demo-quality video and audio. There’s also some bits of dialogue which get across the whole US allegory in an even more blunt fashion. A whole motion-capture-depicted dance scene looks hilarious, just because you get to see all the cast lit up like Christmas trees and behaving like fools (I’m sure there’s more of this in the Documentaries) but it goes on far too long for even comedy value to sustain.

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