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Old May 25 2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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The Abyss

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do you know by any chance if The Abyss will get a bluray edition?
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Old May 25 2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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I'm waiting for this one as well. Aliens is such an excellent bluray transfer, I hope Abyss gets the same treatment. And True Lies.
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Old May 25 2013, 03:48 AM   #3
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Both in 2014

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Old May 25 2013, 03:50 AM   #4
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Terminator and Terminator 2 get released 4 times a year, but we can't get one quality release of The Abyss or True Lies? Sad times.

Sometime around the time of Avatar they said they were working on new HD transfers, but that was a few years back and nothing.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:05 AM   #5
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I'd love to see "Strange Days" (written by Cameron and directed by Kathryn Bigelow) on blu ray as well.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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Peter Q Taggart wrote: View Post
I'd love to see "Strange Days" (written by Cameron and directed by Kathryn Bigelow) on blu ray as well.
A very nice German Blu-Ray edition has been out for a while. I'm not sure why 20th Century Fox never released the same disc stateside. 2010 (with Avatar's great financial success and The Hurt Locker's best picture win) would have been an ideal year to release to Cameron/Bigelow collaboration.

Oh, well. Maybe in the future?
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Old May 25 2013, 06:38 AM   #7
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two movies I want to see on DVD even are Deep Rising and No Escape, can't find em anywhere.
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Old May 25 2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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when it does, i will definitely buy a copy.

The Abyss is a really good movie and, IMO, somewhat overlooked by a lot of folks. Great performances by Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastriantonio. One of James Cameron's better movies. I much prefer it to Avatar, myself.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:02 PM   #9
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I really liked The Abyss, too, but I think the Special Edition was a definite improvement. I saw it multiple times in the theater.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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I agree that the Special Edition does make it a better film. Either version, this movie has one of the most damatic sequences ever in a movie, IMO. Where Bud and Lindsay have to escape the mini-sub and get back to the rig. Even though I have seen this many, many times, it still grips me.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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Every "last minute dead body reanimation" trope scene in films is a joke compared to the scene in The Abyss. Ed Harris and the rest of the cast give absolutely EVERYTHING there. It's one of those scenes that end the "trope" because you cannot ever create a better, or more intense version of it. Anything that came before it or after it in other movies is just lame and laughable.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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Funny timing, I just re-watched it last night, not to mention I'm also re-reading the novel at the moment.

OSC politics aside, I highly recommend the novel. It truly fleshes out the story, it doesn't just pad scenes out the way novelizations often do. Content-wise, it's as much a jump above the special edition as the SE is itself over the theatrical cut. The first three chapters are back-stories for Bud, Lindsey, and Coffey...and they so impressed James Cameron that he gave them to Harris, Mastrantonio, and Biehn to read. It also gives you true insight into all the NTI stuff that is only guessed at in the film.

Yeah, I love The Abyss and I'm slowly dying without a Blu-ray of it. Hell, if it had even had an anamorphic release at some point I wouldn't mind so much.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Every "last minute dead body reanimation" trope scene in films is a joke compared to the scene in The Abyss. Ed Harris and the rest of the cast give absolutely EVERYTHING there. It's one of those scenes that end the "trope" because you cannot ever create a better, or more intense version of it. Anything that came before it or after it in other movies is just lame and laughable.
Well said.

That whole sequence from when Lindsay decides what she has to do to when she is eventually revived is just amazing in the way it is acted, filmed, and put together. And you are right that every single person in that scene is committed 100% to what is happening.
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Old May 25 2013, 06:33 PM   #14
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I don't care for blue-ray, but man I love me some Abyss. I haven't seen it in a while though and need to watch it again. It's definitely a classic.
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Old May 25 2013, 06:38 PM   #15
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It adds insult to injury that the Abyss DVD is in 4:3 letterbox format, not anamorphic 16:9 letterbox.

I think they did the same thing with the US DVD of True Lies. Only the European discs are anamorphic. Whyever.
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