Twentieth Century Fox Home Enterainment has officially set the DVD and Blu-Ray release date of the megahit "Avatar."
It will be the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, which is Thursday, April 22, 2010.
Only the 2D version of the movie is being released at that time. A number of 3D movies these days also debut with 3D versions when they come out on DVD and Blu-Ray–using the old blue and red tinted glasses–but no such version of "Avatar" is scheduled, at least initially.
It is expected that there will be a "Avatar" home disc eventually made that would be compatible with the new generation of 3D TV sets, which require glasses, but those glasses would be with clear lenses, similar to what patrons at theaters use today to view 3D films such as "Avatar."
Meanwhile, there is still talk that later this year "Avatar" will come back to movie theaters, perhaps with footage not included the first time around.