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Aug. 12, 2009by: Dave Davis

After filmmaker James Cameron managed to keep a lid on AVATAR for so long, the hype train is about to gain significant speed on the approach to the movie's December release.

For starters, Jim and studio Fox are giving the fans (who didn't get to Comic Con) an opportunity to check out some 3D footage on "AVATAR Day", August 21st (which also happens to be Nazi-scalpin' Day). According to the LA Times, 16 minutes of footage from the futuristic thriller will be shown in more than 100 Imax 3-D theaters around the world, with two screenings on Friday, Aug. 21 (at 6 and 6:30 p.m.).

The preview will include an introduction from Cameron and some new footage not shown during July's San Diego Comic-Con.

The trick, of course, is how you can see it: tickets will be given away a first-come, first-served basis on the official website (www.avatarmovie.com) on Monday the 17th at noon PST, 3pm EST.  So rev up your browser and keep your click-finger in shape.

Extra Tidbit: The regular trailer for AVATAR will also arrive next Friday. No 3D glasses required. Only optimism goggles.
Source: LA Times

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12:19AM on 08/17/2009
Avatar is going to rock so hard! Cameron has a perfect track record so far, there's no reason to doubt this movie.
Avatar is going to rock so hard! Cameron has a perfect track record so far, there's no reason to doubt this movie.
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6:53AM on 08/14/2009

@TAE K

... 3 months of promotion and 1 year of slowly built hype ain't the same. Just remember how everyone was excited about first Joker picture, and few days ago first look at Naavi toy went almost unnoticed. Avatar has bad marketing strategy. Period.
... 3 months of promotion and 1 year of slowly built hype ain't the same. Just remember how everyone was excited about first Joker picture, and few days ago first look at Naavi toy went almost unnoticed. Avatar has bad marketing strategy. Period.
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7:43PM on 08/13/2009

Must See It!

This is going to be big! People who say it will be a let down, ask yourself this, when has Cameron let you down with his movies...ahh NEVER!
This is going to be big! People who say it will be a let down, ask yourself this, when has Cameron let you down with his movies...ahh NEVER!
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2:33PM on 08/13/2009

Who cares

So far it looked very Titan AE to me and thats just bad....
So far it looked very Titan AE to me and thats just bad....
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1:02PM on 08/13/2009
I have a feeling this is going to be a huge let down.
I have a feeling this is going to be a huge let down.
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5:17PM on 08/13/2009
me too bro...me too!!!
me too bro...me too!!!
12:45PM on 08/13/2009
I'm not excited enough to even try to get these tickets. I won't be either until it comes to release day and it is getting phenomenal reviews.
I'm not excited enough to even try to get these tickets. I won't be either until it comes to release day and it is getting phenomenal reviews.
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12:43PM on 08/13/2009

OMG

Inception, Inglorious Basterds, and AVATAR!!!!!!!! hopefully the world doesnt end before then or i'll be very pissed.
Inception, Inglorious Basterds, and AVATAR!!!!!!!! hopefully the world doesnt end before then or i'll be very pissed.
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9:55AM on 08/13/2009

@dark knight

jsut you wait.. after this "avatar day" the hype/buzz will be up there with TDK at this point.
jsut you wait.. after this "avatar day" the hype/buzz will be up there with TDK at this point.
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7:15AM on 08/13/2009

I STILL THINK ...

... marketing should have started much sooner. Cameron should have learned that from TDK example. Viral sites, teasers, first look picture of Joker, massive online campaign ... that's how hype is build. And so far Avatar has only teaser poster. And seeing that next January has some stronger titles than usual (Daybreakers, Legion, Edge Of Darkness, Book Of Eli) I'll say - good luck with crossing 500 mil. mark in US only (if it even happens)...
... marketing should have started much sooner. Cameron should have learned that from TDK example. Viral sites, teasers, first look picture of Joker, massive online campaign ... that's how hype is build. And so far Avatar has only teaser poster. And seeing that next January has some stronger titles than usual (Daybreakers, Legion, Edge Of Darkness, Book Of Eli) I'll say - good luck with crossing 500 mil. mark in US only (if it even happens)...
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6:24AM on 08/13/2009

Awesome

Awaiting the Avatar.
Bring on the trailer.
Awaiting the Avatar.
Bring on the trailer.
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5:50AM on 08/13/2009

Trailer... when?

Dave, you mean, this Friday? Or on the 21st?
Dave, you mean, this Friday? Or on the 21st?
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1:39PM on 08/13/2009
Friday is this Friday. Next Friday is next Friday. So, next Friday.
Friday is this Friday. Next Friday is next Friday. So, next Friday.
1:39AM on 08/13/2009

Getting ready...

I'm sharpening my finger reflexes! God, I can't wait and it'll kill me if I don't get those tickets!
I'm sharpening my finger reflexes! God, I can't wait and it'll kill me if I don't get those tickets!
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12:57AM on 08/13/2009

Hah

"No 3D glasses required. Only optimism goggles." great line :)
"No 3D glasses required. Only optimism goggles." great line :)
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