“Avatar” is coming to DVD, but not yet in 3D.
Twentieth Century Fox announced Tuesday that James Cameron’s sci-fi epic will be released on Blu-ray and regular DVD on April 22. The studio noted that the release date coincides with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
No announcement was made regarding a 3D DVD release, but a Fox spokesman said one can be expected in the future. The market for 3D home video is still in the nascent stages, though TVs equipped for 3D are increasingly being produced.
The DVDs won’t include special features. Producer Jon Landau said in a statement that the lack of extras was done to improve picture and sound quality.
The announcement comes while “Avatar,” which won three Oscars, remains in the top-10 at the box office. It has earned more than $730 million domestically.