Today, Disney has re-released five classic films from James Cameron in 4K for the first time at digital retailers, including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango/Vudu. The five films include “The Abyss”, “True Lies”, “Aliens”, “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water”.
James Cameron, who has helmed three of the five highest-grossing movies of all time, said in a statement about the re-releases:
“There’s a world of emotions in revisiting these films and I hope we’ve captured some of that in the new bonus materials we created for our fans.”
Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau added,
“We really wanted to deliver the best possible experience at home so viewers could immerse themselves both in the films and the journeys we went through to make them.”
The 4K transfer for each release will be presented in superb Dolby Vision HDR and with an immersive Atmos audio mix. Additionally, most of the releases will arrive with several hours of captivating all-new bonus features. From the eight hours of “Avatar: The Way of Water” bonus, including all-new deleted scenes to the five hours of new.
Here are some details on the digital releases:
In this underwater sci-fi adventure written and directed by JamesCameron, a nuclear sub mysteriously sinks and a private oil rig crew, led by foreman Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), is recruited to join a team of Navy SEALs on a search and rescue effort. The group soon finds themselves on a spectacular life-and-death odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, where they find a mysterious force that could either change the world — or destroy it. “The Abyss” also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn.
Writer-director JamesCameron creates an exhilarating mix of non-stop action-adventure and romantic comedy. Secret agent Harry Tasker is a top spy in the ultra-secret Omega Sector — although to his wife Helen, he’s just a dull computer salesman. But while Harry’s been busy saving the world, Helen’s been gathering secrets of her own. When their two lives unexpectedly collide, Harry and Helen find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save not only their marriage, but also the world. “True Lies” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton.
The terror continues in this chilling, critically acclaimed sequel written and directed by James Cameron. Ripley, the sole survivor of the space tug Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien, is found after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. She agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426—and this time it’s war. “Aliens” stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn and Paul Reiser.
Written and directed by Academy Award winner JamesCameron*, “Avatar” is set on the lush alien world of Pandora, home of the Na’vi—beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids called Avatars must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldaña). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.
Avatar: The Way Of Water
“Avatar: The Way of Water” reaches new heights and explores undiscovered depths as James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in this emotionally packed action-adventure. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. All of this is experienced against the backdrop of the breathtaking seascapes of Pandora, where audiences are introduced to new Na’vi cultures and a range of exotic sea creatures. “Avatar: The Way of Water” stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis and Kate Winslet. Joining the illustrious adult cast are talented newcomers Britain Dalton, Jamie Flatters, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass and Jack Champion.
Both “Avatar” films are now available to stream globally on Disney+. Both “True Lies” and “Aliens” are available to stream on Disney+ internationally. Expect to see “The Abyss” released on Disney+ sometime in 2024.
“The Abyss”, “Aliens”, and “True Lies” will be available in 4K Ultra UHD for the first time ever on December 12th 2023 at digital retailers and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc on March 12th, 2024. “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Editions” will also be available at digital retailers on December 12th 2023 and on Blu-ray on December 19th 2023.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.