'Avatar' special edition discs out Nov. 15

2D film includes 45 minutes of additional footage

Fox Home Entertainment said Tuesday its special edition discs of "Avatar" will hit store shelves on Nov. 16 domestically and Nov. 15 abroad.

The DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions of the James Cameron epic will include 45 minutes of additional footage not included in the original theatrical version and 36 minutes more than included in an August re-release of the winter theatrical blockbuster. The special edition discs also are the first to include bonus special features.

However, movie is presented in 2D on the discs. "Avatar" won't be released in 3D Blu-ray until next year

"I told our team -- let's do the ultimate box set of 'Avatar,' with everything in it the fans could possibly want," Cameron said. "There's an extended length cut that's sixteen minutes longer, plus documentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, artwork and over 45 minutes of deleted scenes. Everything worth putting into a special edition is in this set."