James Cameron is inviting movie-goers to take an extended tour of Pandora.
The writer-director of "Avatar" is hoping fans will come back to the fictional planet to see 9 minutes of new footage when "Avatar: Special Edition" arrives in 3-D theaters on Friday.
Cameron says the new footage is sprinkled throughout the film and includes a dramatic action scene showing a hunt for one of Pandora's fantastical animals.
A special-edition DVD with the new footage will be released in November.
"Avatar" has earned $2.7 billion in box-office revenue worldwide.
© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.