Fans of James Cameron’s “Avatar” who are anxiously waiting to watch, pause for commentary and perhaps act out the film in the comfort of their own homes now have a date, and an auspicious one, when they can make that magic happen: April 22. Twentieth Century Fox is giving “Avatar” an Earth Day release date for the DVD version of Cameron’s environmentally themed epic, but fans will have to settle for a 2-D experience this time. –KA


The studio said on Tuesday it set Earth Day as “Avatar’s” home video release date for the U.S. and Canada, because the film’s themes match the day’s goal of environmental awareness.

“Avatar” has made a record-breaking $2.64 billion so far at worldwide box offices since its Dec. 18 release, with a large bulk of that coming from 3-D showings.

But the “Avatar” home video will be in 2-D, said Fox, a division of News Corp (NWSA.O). A 3-D version will likely come out next year, when more consumers are expected to have 3-D televisions in their homes.

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