Amazing Avatar in 4-D ups ante with REAL lasers and explosives

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Most of the world thought Avatar was pretty mind-blowing, but those Korean audiences? Turns out they wanted more.

They needed more than just the state-of-the-art, envelope-pushing 3-D technology James Cameron came up with to make Avatar the highest-grossing film of all time. They needed—4-D!

According to Variety, the Avatar as seen as in Korea has added 30 physical effects to the film's 162-minute run, including moving seats, the smell of explosives, sprinkling water, laser lights and wind.

This isn't the first time Korean audiences have experienced 4-D shows. The practice started last year with Journey to the Center of the Earth. And the firm behind the practice already has plans to give the upcoming film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief the same 4-D treatment.

I don't know about you, but I'm suddenly having flashbacks to all those midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Toast, anyone?

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