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Avatar to Return to Theaters

Somewhere in his two-and-a-half hour epic, James Cameron is sure that you will enjoy the eight extra minutes of unseen footage with more action and new creatures. They will be included when Avatar returns to movie theaters on Aug. 27, rebranded as Avatar: Special Edition. The film, which became the top earner in Hollywood history when it was released last winter, will only be screened in Digital 3D or Imax 3D. The move was apparently in response to popular demand. "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer," Cameron said in a statement. "So we're making that possible."