A couple days ago, it was announced that a remastered 4K version of writer/director James Cameron‘s 1989 film The Abyss is getting a one-night-only theatrical re-release on Wednesday, December 6th. Now Disney has let it be known that they will be giving The Abyss a 4K UHD release alongside two other Cameron films that have never been available on 4K before, Aliens and True Lies. His films Titanic, Avatar, and Avatar: The Way of Water will also be getting new 4K releases.
The first to be released is the Titanic 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 4K UHD, on December 5th. According to Coming Soon, the special release will include: – A hardcover coffee table book detailing the making of the film’s most iconic scenes – A detailed schematic inspired by the actual ship blueprint, highlighting locations of key scenes – Movie prop reproductions of a boarding pass, launch viewing ticket, ship menus, and notes from Jack to Rose and Rose to Cal – Sheet music for the multi-award-winning hit “My Heart Will Go On”
The 4K digital release of The Abyss, Aliens, True Lies, Avatar, and Avatar: The Way of Water follows on December 12th. Then on December 19th we’re getting Blu-ray special editions of Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water. “Avatar will be released in a 4K Collector’s Edition, 3D Blu-ray bundle, and also as a Limited Edition Steelbook (exclusive to Best Buy), while Avatar: The Way of Water will have its own 4K Collector’s Edition.”
March 12, 2024 is the date when Disney is going to give The Abyss, Aliens, and True Lies their physical 4K UHD releases. Each will come with a 4K disc, a Blu-ray disc, and a digital code.
Here’s a list of special features:
Deep Dive: A Conversation with James Cameron – An exclusive new sit-down with James Cameron as he revisits the origin of the project and addresses some of the myths behind the production.
The Legacy of THE ABYSS – Discover the lasting legacy of THE ABYSS with stories from James Cameron and the crew about how and why the film continues to have an impact on filmmaking today.
Fear Is Not an Option: A Look Back at TRUE LIES – Unveil the explosive behind-the-scenes secrets of TRUE LIES with the cast and crew as they share untold tales of daring stunts, cutting-edge technology, and the comedic genius that brought this spy-thriller to life.
Still Gallery – Dive into the production secrets of True Lies with these exclusive behind-the-scenes documents and more.
Are you glad to hear The Abyss, Aliens, and True Lies are coming to 4K UHD for the first time? Will you be picking up copies of any of these (including Titanic, Avatar, and Avatar: The Way of Water)? Let us know by leaving a comment below.