Avatar Returns Only in 3-D and With Extra Footage

James Cameron’s 3-D extravaganza Avatar is returning to theaters Aug. 27 with about eight minutes of extra footage.

Avatar: Special Edition will be released only in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

‘Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer,” said Cameron in a statement. “So we’re making that possible. Avatar: Special Edition will be exclusively in 3-D and will have eight minutes of never before seen footage, including new creatures and action scenes. Whether you already love the movie, or you’ve never seen it, with this special edition, you’ll be seeing it like never before.’

The film, which was originally released in December, is the all-time box office champion with an estimated $2.7 billion in ticket sales.