Hell might be on the verge of freezing over: James Cameron’s The Abyss is finally getting a new disc release, by March of 2023.
As much as the talk in the land of James Cameron currently surrounds the release of his new film, Avatar: The Way Of Water, there are some of us hoping for the best Cameron news of all: a proper home media release for 1989’s The Abyss.
To date, the film has enjoyed a DVD release that was packed with extra features, but fell far short in the presentation stakes. Still, for some time it’s been known that a 4K remaster of the movie has been in the works, and was awaiting James Cameron’s sign-off. However, as we talked about here, that was a good year or two back, and yet the film remains absent from even the Blu-ray format.
Well, it looks like the new Avatar film may well have unlocked something here.
The Digital Bits is reporting that not only is Cameron’s first Avatar film set to arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray along with its sequel in 2023, but that “our sources continue to report that Disney is likely to release … [the] long-awaited remaster of The Abyss on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray early next year”.
Bill Hunt of The Digital Bits has been following this story even longer than us, and his sources on the matter are better placed than ours too. But with the new Avatar film expected on disc this side of Easter, The Abyss may finally be on the verge of being announced.
BIG UPDATE: A French journalist has asked Cameron the question about The Abyss as part of the press tour for the new Avatar movie. Cameron has confirmed that The Abyss will be on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray – and presumably Blu-ray as well – by March of 2023. Here’s the Tweet…
Vu que la question traîne beaucoup sur Twitter, j’ai voulu lui demander. Après, clairement, quand t’as que 9 minutes d’interview, c’est compliqué.
Je lui ai demandé en off après, et il m’a dit qu’il avait un nouveau master et que ça sortirait d’ici à Mars 2023 max https://t.co/fI1gHtOdD6
— Arthur Cios (@ArthurCios) December 10, 2022
Thanks to The Digital Bits for the heads up.
No idea as of yet which of the cuts of the film are set to appear when the disc does finally arrive. We can argue over that a bit later though. For now, here’s the original report too over at The Digital Bits…
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