New Release: The Last Airbender DVD and Blu-ray

The Last Airbender movie sceneM. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender came to DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 16, 2010, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The PG-rated fantasy movie, which grossed $131 million in theaters, is based on the animated television series about Aang, the last in a long line of Avatar airbenders who must stop the Fire nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations. In each nation, benders have the ability to control the elements. The airbenders are the most powerful but the world hasn’t seen an airbender for a long time, allowing the Fire nation to gain power.

The Last Airbender stars newcomer Noah Ringer as Aang, who teams up with Nicola Peltz (Harold), who can control water, and Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) to defeat Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), a Fire prince.

On DVD ($19.99), the movie comes with these special features:

  • “Origins of the Avatar”
  • outtakes
  • and four deleted scenes.

On Blu-ray, The Last Airbender is available in a single-disc Blu-ray only version and a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

The Last Airbender Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray versions contain these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • outtakes
  • Avatar Annotations picture-in-picture insights with cast and crew
  • featurette “Katara for a Day” with actress Peltz
  • featurette “Origins of the Avatar” about the mythology behind the movie and TV series
  • featurette “Siege of the North” about the frozen realm of the movie’s Northern Water Tribe
  • and the nine-part documentary “Discovering The Last Airbender:”
    • “Inspirations” with Shymalan and the co-creators of the show
    • “Spirituality” exploring the spirituality in the movie
    • “Heroes” behind-the-scenes of characters Aang, Katara and Rathbone’s Sokka
    • “Greenland” showing the production crew shooting on glaciers and frozen rivers
    • “World” about the movie’s sets, props, costumes and makeup
    • “Action” exploring Shymalan’s process of “bending” through martial arts
    • “Effects” about the computer-generated imagery of the movie
    • “Music” with composer James Newton Howard
    • and “Finale” exploring the ice wall scene.

In the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, the DVD includes the film and a downloadable digital copy. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack was priced at $29.99 and the single Blu-ray at $24.99.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.