James Cameron talks 'The Abyss' 4K Blu-ray remaster

The 1989 sci-fi classic finally coming to Blu-ray and 4K next year.

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Published Sat, Jul 23 2016 7:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

With Hollywood turning their attentions to the new 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format, fans are still clamouring for the dozens of mainstream titles that still haven't been issued on 1080p Blu-ray, including two huge blockbusters from James Cameron - the Schwarzenegger actioner 'True Lies' and the 1989 sci-fi classic 'The Abyss'. Today, the director has given a brief update on the whereabouts of the latter title.

James Cameron talks 'The Abyss' 4K Blu-ray remaster | TweakTown.com

Cameron told Variety "We've done a wet-gate 4K scan of the original negative, and it's going to look insanely good... We're going to do an authoring pass in the DI for Blu-ray and HDR at the same time", with the diretcor confirming the discs should be available to purchase early next year.

Cameron is currently deep in pre-production for a further three 'Avatar' films, the first of which is due to be released for Christmas 2018, while a 3D remastered version of 'Terminator 2' is due to to hit cinemas later this year.

NEWS SOURCE:variety.com

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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