Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that James Cameron’s box-office smash "Avatar" will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Thursday, April 22nd according to a written statement from today.

Since its global theatrical release last December, "Avatar" has become the highest grossing film of all time, taking in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office.

The science fiction film, set in the year 2154, is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won three, for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.

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