Avatar Returns to Theaters ... All of 8 Minutes Longer Avatar: Special Edition hits theaters Aug. 27 By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Jul 9, 2010 9:41 AM CDT 22 comments Comments In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox) (Newser) – If spending 162 minutes soaking up the brilliance of James Cameron wasn't enough for you, take heart: Avatar: Special Edition hits theaters Aug. 27, and includes unseen footage, reports the LA Times. "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" by way of additional footage that includes "new creatures and action scenes." But if you're not an avid fan, we suggest you avoid: that bonus material is just a slim 8 minutes long.