Exclusive: Avatar Special Edition sturmbeest shot


Avatar is heading back into cinemas next Friday for a Special Edition encore, and we’ve landed a never-before-seen shot from one of the flick’s new scenes.

Showing off the sturmbeest, essentially alien game that the Na’vi hunt for food, this shot comes from one of Avatar Special Edition ’s new scenes (courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox). Yes, cinema's biggest grossing movie ever is getting bigger, with nine minutes of new footage having been added to the previous theatrical release.

According to the press information sent our way, the sturmbeest is not only hunted for its meat, it’s also the inspiration for a number of Na’vi pastimes including music, song, dance and art.

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Other scenes that have been added to the blue-hued re-release include a hunting scene (glimpsed in the below trailer), an emotional scene folded in near the movie’s close, scenes of Grace at the Na’vi school, a new creature called a Stingbat – and, sigh, a more fleshed-out love scene.

Check out the flick’s SE trailer below…

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.