Disney has announced that it is going to be re-releasing six of James Cameron’s biggest box-office hits, including “The Abyss”, “True Lies”, “Aliens”, “Titanic’, “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” on 4K UHD digital and 4K UHD Blu-ray disc.
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 and legacy “Titanic” extras, fans will delight in the numerous hours of never-before-seen materials.
James Cameron said in a statement regarding the 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.”
Here are the details on the release schedule for these titles:
On December 5th, 2023, available for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and at digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango/Vudu:
Titanic 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Available in 4K Ultra HD, some for the first time ever, on December 12th, 2023, at digital retailers, including Prime Video, Apple TV and Fandango/Vudu:
Aliens Collector’s Edition
The Abyss Collector’s Edition
True Lies Collector’s Edition
Avatar Collector’s Edition
Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Edition
Available December 19th, 2023, are special edition Blu-ray discs of:
Avatar 4K Collector’s Edition
Avatar 3D Blu-ray
Avatar 4K Limited Edition Steelbook (available only at Best Buy)
Avatar: The Way of Water 4K Collector’s Edition
Arriving on March 12th, 2024, new on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc are special editions of three of Cameron’s most popular feature films:
Aliens 4K Collector’s Edition
The Abyss 4K Collector’s Edition
True Lies 4K Collector’s Edition
All titles will be available to pre-order from November 20.
Also, on Wednesday, 6th December 2023, 20th Century Studios will present Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s “The Abyss: Special Edition” in theaters for a special one-night-only event. Fans will be able to experience Cameron’s thrilling underwater sci-fi adventure for the first time in stunning, remastered 4K. Tickets go on sale beginning November 20th and can be purchased at Fandango or wherever tickets are sold.
As you might expect, since Disney will want to maximise how much money it makes from these re-releases, Disney hasn’t revealed any streaming release details for these titles, either making some of the films like “Abyss” available for the first time or upgrading the existing versions available.
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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.