James Cameron continued his parade as king of the world last night by scoring the best director and best motion picture drama Golden Globe Awards last night for his work on Avatar. This all coming a day after the film passed Star Wars to become the second highest grossing domestic film ever at the box office.
Once the Oscar’s wrap up and Titanic’s worldwide box office record (likely) falls at the hands of Avatar, attention will turn towards the Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray 3D and DVD release that will also look to set records later this year. Thanks to MTV, we know that a new cut of the film is in the works.
“The ‘director’s cut’ is what we release,” Cameron told MTV at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “What we do is we do a special edition, where you could select a longer version of the film that has some scenes reinstated. But it’s really more of a fan version than a director’s version.”
That version will include approximately 10 seconds of the Jake and Neytiri “sex” scene Cameron previously hinted at and confirms was cut for being “one of those cases where the fantasy vastly exceeds the reality.” The director estimates approximately 10-12 minutes will be edited back into the “fan” version.
Any Avatar Blu-ray and DVD announcement will have to wait until the film slows down at the box office. While its December competition like Sherlock Holmes locks in March release dates, Avatar may not even be announced by then.