James Cameron has a knack for turning his motion-picture creations into record-breaking hits and instant classics. His latest blockbuster, Avatar, seemed like a huge risk for him, his production crew and the studios that funded it. Billions of dollars in revenue later, Cameron’s laughing all the way to the bank. And movie fans are still clamoring for more. Like, say, Avatar to release on DVD.
Well, Avatar comes to DVD on Earth Day, and we’re giving away two brand-new retail copies to two lucky winners. For the four of you who don’t know what Avatar is all about, we’ve included a synopsis below. For everyone else, just fill-out the entry form below, wait for the contest to end and see if you won!
Here’s the Avatar synopsis: A paraplegic ex-marine finds a new life on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling humankind alongside the planet’s indigenous Na’vi race in this ambitious digital 3D sci-fi epic. The film follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a war veteran who gets called to the depths of space to pick up the job of his slain twin brother for the scientific arm of a megacorporation looking to mine the planet of Pandora for a valued ore. Unfortunately, the biggest deposit of the prized substance lies underneath the home of the Na’vi, a 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned native tribe who have been at war with the security arm of the company, lead by Col. Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). Because of the planet’s hostile atmosphere, humans have genetically grown half-alien/half-human bodies which they can jack their consciousnesses into and explore the world in. Since Jake’s brother already had an incredibly expensive Avatar grown for him, he’s able to connect with it using the same DNA code and experience first-hand the joys of Pandora while giving the scientific team, led by Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore), some well-needed protection against the planet’s more hostile forces. On a chance meeting after getting separated from his team, Jake’s Avatar is rescued by Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), a Na’vi princess, who brings him into her tribe in order to give the humans a second chance at relating to this new environment. When word gets out of his increasing time with the alien species, Quaritch enlists Jake to do some reconnaissance for the company, as they’d like to persuade the tribe to move their home before taking more drastic measures to harness the treasure hidden below. Yet as Jake becomes one with the tribe and begins to understand the secrets of Pandora, his conscience is torn between his new adopted world and the wheelchair-bound one awaiting him when the psychic connection to his Avatar is broken. Soon battle lines are drawn and Jake needs to decide which side he will fight on when the time comes.
To enter to win one of these TWO brand-new DVD versions of James Cameron’s Avatar on DVD, simply complete and submit the entry form below by 11:59pm PST on May 19, 2010. Anyone worldwide 18 years old or older can enter once per day per email address. Winners will be randomly chosen. Odds of winning vary based on the number of entries received, and you can increase your chances of winning by coming back to enter every day.