Extras-free Avatar DVD coming in April

NPR.com notes, with understandable skepticism, that Fox Home Entertainment’s April 22 Blu-ray release of AVATAR will be entirely extras free, allegedly in order to conserve space on the disc. Of course, the space problem will be solved by November, when an “ultimate edition” (presumably loaded with bonus features) will hit stores in time for the Christmas shopping season. And at some yet-to-be-named date, a 3D version will arrive.
You don’t have to a conspiracy theorist to agree with Linda Holmes suggestion that the release strategy is deliberately designed to get fans to pay three times for the same film: once in April because they can’t wait, once in November because they want the bonus features, and once more in the future because they want to see it in 3D.

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