I will agree to some extent, but as I said earlier in the thread, each film aimed to do certain things. James Cameron's goal of Avatar was not to make a movie, but to launch a new industry and make Hollywood tens of billions of dollars. James Cameron did actively plan for Avatar being on DVD, and by that I mean the 3-DVD. Each and every single part of Avatar was incredibly well thought out and calculating, even if those calculations drive me up the wall. Avatar from the start was intended to last decades so that they could make more 3-D movies and sell 3-D TVs.
Cuaron though, I think his only goal was to make the ultimate cinematic experience. He wanted you to come see this in IMAX and rock your balls off. I don't think Cuaron put much thought at all on it being a home release, since if he did, it would have detracted from the cinematic experience. Cuaron's goal was to make you feel as if you were literally trapped in space and wanted you to constantly clench your butthole and hold your breath. That's a difficult feeling to portray in the living room, since you are completely surrounded by well lit, comfortable, and familiar surroundings. When there was 10 minutes left in the film, I realized I even forgot about my drink and popcorn entirely, which was in my lap the whole time. That was how completely engaged in the environment I became is that I forgot I was not trapped in space with Bullock as well. It is why it is still a great film even if it won't translate as well to DVD: it set out everything that it set out to do to the audience. Simply put, it's incredible film making.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 4:52 pm