(November 15, 2023) We have waited... and waited... and waited... for years, but the wait is finally over. Yes, folks, it's happening. James Cameron's hit films True Lies, Aliens, and The Abyss will all land on physical media in the coming year. While Aliens found its way to disc on Blu-ray, neither True Lies nor The Abyss has passed the DVD stage. As of today, Lightstorm Films says all of that is officially about to change.
The release party begins on December 12th, when all three films will be released in 4K on digital platforms, including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Fandango/Vudu. Kaleidescape fans: keep your head on a swivel as many, not all, but many, Kaleidescape release dates coincide with digital streaming release dates! Disc fans and collectors must wait until March 12, 2024, for 4K and Blu-ray discs to land. Lightstorm Films' press release states, "The 4K transfer for each release will be presented in superb Dolby Vision HDR and with an immersive Atmos audio mix."
The Abyss and True Lies will have 2.39:1 aspect ratios, while Aliens will have its native 1.85:1. All three will ship on 100GB 4K discs (50GB Blu-ray discs), with Atmos tracks reserved for digital and 4K Blu-ray releases; Blu-ray discs will carry 5.1 DTS-HD MA lossless tracks.
Additionally, Ture Lies and The Abyss will ship with exclusive special feature add-ons. They include:
- Deep Dive: A Conversation with James Cameron: An exclusive new sit-down with James Cameron as he revisits the origin of the project and addresses some of the myths behind the production.
- The Legacy of "The Abyss": Discover the lasting legacy of "The Abyss" with stories from James Cameron and the crew about how and why the film continues to have an impact on filmmaking today.
- Fear Is Not an Option: A Look Back at "True Lies" – Unveil the explosive behind-the-scenes secrets of "True Lies" with the cast and crew as they share untold tales of daring stunts, cutting-edge technology, and the comedic genius that brought this spy-thriller to life.
- Still Gallery – Dive into the production secrets of "True Lies" with these exclusive behind-the-scenes documents and more.
Preordering is slated to begin on November 20, 2023.