Over the years, James Cameron has made lots of films for 20th Century Studios, including both “Avatar” films, “Aliens”, “True Lies” and “Titanic”, but one of his earlier films for the studio was “The Abyss”.
The film starred Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as two formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL (Michael Biehn) with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.
Currently, the film isn’t available to stream on Hulu or on Disney+ around the world, but it looks like that could be changing pretty soon. During a recent appearance at the Beyond Fest in Los Angeles, James Cameron took part in a special Q&A session after a rare showing of a special edition of “The Abyss”, he confirmed that a home video release for the film was coming soon. A 4K version of the film was announced last year, but nothing much has been heard about its release since then.
James Cameron confirmed that a physical and streaming version of the film had been completed and that the release was currently out of his hands.
“All of the mastering is done and I think it drops pretty soon — a couple of months or something like that.
There’s a lot of added material that they’re sticking in there, and it will be available on streaming simultaneously. But I didn’t just want to look at the old HD transfer. I wanted to do it right.”
Disney hasn’t officially confirmed when the new 4K version of “The Abyss” will be released on physical, digital and streaming platforms, but with the holidays coming up, it would seem like a logical time to do it!
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