True Lies, The Abyss, and Aliens Finally Getting 4K/Blu-Ray Releases

Image showing the covers of Aliens, True Lies, and The Abyss 4K Ultra HD releases

Three classic James Cameron films are finally getting remastered in HD, along with some new collector’s edition releases for Titanic, and the Avatar films!

After years of demand, and keeping fingers crossed, movie fans are finally getting new physical releases of True Lies and The Abyss (two films that never even got a BLU-RAY remaster). Even better, they’re coming to 4K Ultra HD along with Aliens for the very first time.

Today, Disney/20th Century Studios have announced new 4K releases for six (technically we already knew about the Titanic one) of James Cameron’s films arriving next month, nearly all of which will include brand new special features:

Beauty shot of the Avatar collector's edition 4K set, showing the box art, multiple discs, and bonus art that comes included

A piece of cinema history comes home this year when six box-office juggernauts from Oscar®-winning director James Cameron are released. The six titles – The Abyss, True Lies, Aliens, Titanic, Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water – will be made available in 4K UHD digital and 4K UHD Blu-ray disc.


Cameron, who has helmed three of the five highest grossing movies of all time, says “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 and legacy Titanic extras, fans will delight in the numerous hours of never-before-seen materials.

Now on to the important bits, WHEN can you pick these up. If you’re eager to simply watch these in glorious 4K, these will be available digitally on December 12, 2023:

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

You’re going to have to wait a bit longer for the physical 4K editions of The Abyss, True Lies, and Aliens, however as those won’t arrive until March 12, 2024. The all new physical collector’s editions of Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water, however, will arrive on December 19th; just in time for Christmas.

Beauty shot of the Avatar: The Way of Water collector's edition 4K set, showing the box art, multiple discs, and bonus art that comes included

We’ve been waiting on these transfers for a long time, and I can’t wait to finally add them to the shelf. Which of these films are you most excited about watching/re-watching in 4K?

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