It’s the time of year when critics and fans alike release their best-of lists, and the lists of the best DVD movie releases of 2010 are now hitting the web. Not surprisingly, AVATAR features prominently on lots of these lists. It was the top-selling DVD of 2010, selling nearly 10 million copies (it was also the most pirated movie of 2010, with 16,858,000 downloads on BitTorrent alone, followed by Kick-Ass and Inception). What about critics’ lists? AVATAR is #2 on Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers’ Best-Of DVD and Blu-Ray movies of 2010 (at #1 is Inception, another favorite on lists this year). Travers writes, “The computerized creation that is Pandora overflows with beauty and terror.”
NextMovie places the AVATAR Extended Collector’s Edition at #7 on its Best DVDs lists, saying it “blows away the barebones versions released earlier this year.” The AVATAR Extended Collector’s Edition also makes FILMDetail’s top list. And Television Without Pity writes of the AVATAR Extended Collector’s Edition, which is a part of their Holiday Guide, “You'll know who needs this new, extended edition of AVATAR--it's the person silently weeping while holding their hastily purchased bare-bones AVATAR DVD from a few months ago. Spare them a second trip to the store, and the shame.”
What were some of your favorite DVD release of 2010?