A newly remastered 4K version of the ‘Special Edition’ cut of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning underwater adventure “The Abyss” is coming to cinemas for a one-night-only event on December 6.
In an official statement, Cameron says: “If you’ve never seen this film before, this is the way to watch it, and if you do, it’ll be like starting over again.” So, go out to the theaters and enjoy.”
Earlier this year a 2K version of the remaster was shown as part of Beyond Fest, a genre film festival in Los Angeles, accompanied by a Q&A with Cameron where he teased that a 4K UHD release was coming in a few months.
This test is expected to come before this release which has not been announced yet but could be in the coming weeks. The film is notoriously only available for years as an old DVD print and has never made the Blu-ray jump.
“The Abyss” stars Ed Harris as a deep-sea oil worker whose ex-wife and oil rig designer (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) return with a SEAL team (led by Michael Biehn) after a nuclear submarine is lost. Soon after, they uncover a deep mystery involving extraterrestrial intelligence.
Several other Cameron films that have yet to receive deluxe, remastered home video editions — notably “True Lies” and “Strangers” — are also expected to be on the way. “Titanic” will be released on 4K disc next month.
Tickets for “The Abyss” will go on sale on November 20.