James Cameron Films Arrive Home On 4K Ultra HD

Following last week’s Titanic 4K UHD release, another five James Cameron films are now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD. Three of these titles are arriving on 4K UHD for the first time.

The AbyssAliens and True Lies will be available in 4K Ultra UHD for the first time ever on December 12 at digital retailers and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc March 12, 2024. Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Editions will also be available at digital retailers December 12 and on Blu-ray December 19.

James Cameron on the 4K 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.”

Jon Landau: “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. A majority of the new 4K UHD releases will feature all-new bonus features. The Abyss includes new documentaries. Aliens contains legacy features but does not feature any new material. True Lies includes a new documentary. The Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Edition will have eight hours of bonus content, including all-new deleted scenes. As I wrote last week, Titanic features a combo of new and legacy bonus content.

Available in 4K Ultra HD, some for the first time ever, on Dec. 12, 2023, at digital retailers:

  • Aliens Collector’s Edition (Includes Theatrical and Special Editions)
  • The Abyss Collector’s Edition (Includes Theatrical and Special Editions)
  • True Lies Collector’s Edition
  • Avatar Collector’s Edition
  • Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Edition

Available Dec. 19, 2023, are special edition Blu-ray discs of:

  • Avatar 4K Collector’s Edition, 3D Blu-ray, and 4K Limited Edition Steelbook (SteelBook available only at Best Buy)
  • Avatar: The Way of Water 4K Collector’s Edition

Arriving on March 12, 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

The 4K UHD release of The Abyss follows a special one-night-only screening of the film.

The films of James Cameron arrive home on 4K Ultra HD Digital and Blu-ray.
The films of James Cameron arrive home on 4K Ultra HD Digital and Blu-ray.

Aliens

The terror continues in this chilling, critically acclaimed sequel written and directed by James Cameron. Ripley, the sole survivor of the space tug Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien, is found after drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years. She agrees to accompany a team of Colonial Marines back to LV-426—and this time it’s war. Aliens stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn and Paul Reiser.

The Abyss

In this underwater sci-fi adventure written and directed by James Cameron, a nuclear sub mysteriously sinks and a private oil rig crew, led by foreman Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), is recruited to join a team of Navy SEALs on a search and rescue effort. The group soon finds themselves on a spectacular life-and-death odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, where they find a mysterious force that could either change the world — or destroy it. The Abyss also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn.

True Lies

Writer-director James Cameron creates an exhilarating mix of non-stop action-adventure and romantic comedy. Secret agent Harry Tasker is a top spy in the ultra-secret Omega Sector — although to his wife Helen, he’s just a dull computer salesman. But while Harry’s been busy saving the world, Helen’s been gathering secrets of her own. When their two lives unexpectedly collide, Harry and Helen find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save not only their marriage, but also the world. True Lies stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton.

Avatar

Written and directed by Academy Award winner James Cameron, Avatar is set on the lush alien world of Pandora, home of the Na’vi—beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids called Avatars must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldaña). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water reaches new heights and explores undiscovered depths as James Cameron returns to the world of Pandora in this emotionally packed action-adventure. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. All of this is experienced against the backdrop of the breathtaking seascapes of Pandora, where audiences are introduced to new Na’vi cultures and a range of exotic sea creatures.

Avatar: The Way of Water stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis and Kate Winslet. Joining the illustrious adult cast are talented newcomers Britain Dalton, Jamie Flatters, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass and Jack Champion.

The Abyss, Aliens and True Lies will be available in 4K Ultra UHD for the first time ever on December 12 at digital retailers and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc March 12, 2024. Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water Collector’s Editions will also be available at digital retailers December 12 and on Blu-ray December 19.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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