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Old 01-02-19, 01:12 PM
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

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I think the only way to get him to care about them is to drop them off of a ship into the Mariana Trench.
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The same will be said of: JJ Abrams.
You make that sound like a bad thing...
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I think the only way to get him to care about them is to drop them off of a ship into the Mariana Trench.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

https://therokuchannel.roku.com/deta...9d8eeb5ca0ce5e

FYI, True Lies is streaming for free and in HD on The Roku channel.

It's ad supported so there will be commercial breaks.

Since this movie is literally in Blu-Ray and Digital HD purgatory, this is probably going to be the only way to see it in full legally anytime soon.
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Re: True Lies & The Abyss Blus in 2014, plus The X-Files & Twin Peaks

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://therokuchannel.roku.com/deta...9d8eeb5ca0ce5e

FYI, True Lies is streaming for free and in HD on The Roku channel.

It's ad supported so there will be commercial breaks.

Since this movie is literally in Blu-Ray and Digital HD purgatory, this is probably going to be the only way to see it in full legally anytime soon.
I watched it. The breaks aren't terrible (around 90 seconds each) but the print is not all that overwhelming. Still better than my DVD copy though.
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The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

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If you're wondering who the hell this guy is. He's the colorist for Alita Battle Angel and Avatar. So he's worked with Cameron. So this is a promising update.

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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

I'm saying it now - this still won't get released for years.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

Oh cool. So a brand new remaster that Cameron has to approve, just like those previous remasters he approved so quickly.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

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Oh cool. So a brand new remaster that Cameron has to approve, just like those previous remasters he approved so quickly.
Who says he isn't going to be there and oversee this re-mastering?


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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

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Who says he isn't going to be there and oversee this re-mastering?
I'm just being salty, hence the
I hope you're right. I want this as much as anyone here. If I had to guess, based on zero real knowledge mind you, IF this really happens, it'll get a theatrical re-release first for a week or two, and then on disc a little bit later. I would prefer that happens sooner than later... but we all know how Cameron has delayed shit for this film (and True Lies) for so damn long now.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

Oh shit, this August is the 30th anniversary of The Abyss. I think it makes sense now. It will get one of those Fathom Events releases and then maybe will get a disc release.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

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I'm saying it now - this still won't get released for years.
come on now. True Lies: 5-Star Collection came out right on time. This will probably come out with the same timeliness.

The Abyss is probably my favorite James Cameron movie. Seeing as how I havenít gone 4K yet, I assume this will skip blu-ray and go straight to 4K just to screw me.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

No 4K release comes with just a 4K disc. It will have a Blu-Ray as well.
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come on now. True Lies: 5-Star Collection came out right on time. This will probably come out with the same timeliness.

The Abyss is probably my favorite James Cameron movie. Seeing as how I havenít gone 4K yet, I assume this will skip blu-ray and go straight to 4K just to screw me.
Thats just it. They had a remaster that was talked about for years, and has even played on cable. Yet even with a remaster, it never made it to blu ray. Until Avatar Part IXIVIXII comes out, Cameron wonít be approving anything.
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No 4K release comes with just a 4K disc. It will have a Blu-Ray as well.
I was joking about my crummy luck.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

I haven't watched this since I had the old non-anamorphic DVD version, and I sold that when rumors of an upgrade were going around. And the thing is, I haven't really *wanted* to watch it.

I enjoyed it back in the day, but I wonder if it has held up?
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I recorded a few HD TV broadcasts of the last couple of years and the good news is the AV quality is pretty good.
Unfortunately, the movie doesn't hold up any better now than when it was first released.
IMO, it's the least of Cameron's creations.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

If they skip blu-ray and go straight to 4K, at least I'll have my SE DVD to watch. I won't be going 4K anytime soon, if at all. Hell, I had to twist my arm for years just to go blu-ray.
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If they skip blu-ray and go straight to 4K, at least I'll have my SE DVD to watch. I won't be going 4K anytime soon, if at all. Hell, I had to twist my arm for years just to go blu-ray.
As DJariya said... no 4K releases come without a Blu-ray. If this comes out, it'll have both discs, or there will be a separate Blu-ray release. There's no way they only do a 4K disc, though.
Of course... I have a handful of 4K releases that don't have Blu-rays with them... but they're imports from other countries. In the US, I can't think of a single release that doesn't have both discs.

As for the existing HD version... there's a copy floating around out there of the SE but "cleaned up" a bit by a fan. I can't remember what that entails, and I have yet to watch it... maybe I'll do that this week.
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This pretty much says it all.


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They had a remaster that was talked about for years, and has even played on cable. Yet even with a remaster, it never made it to blu ray.
I watched it and thought the AV was pretty good.
Unfortunately, even after all these years, the movie still doesn't hold together well.
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The directors cut holds together very well. The theatrical never did.
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The directors cut holds together very well. The theatrical never did.
The D.C. does work better.
The ending has always been problematic sadly.
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Re: The Abyss -- 4K UHD remaster -- News and Rumors

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The directors cut holds together very well. The theatrical never did.
Disagree.
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Good for you. You're allowed to. I think the entire alien aspect is what messed it up, yet for me, that was the charm of it.
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I started out watching the theatrical cut and it was awesome. Then the director's cut came out and it was even more awesome. I prefer the DC version.

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