Physical media fans have been waiting for this one for a long time. We’ve had DVD releases of The Abyss, True Lies, and Aliens, but not any HD versions that were specifically looked over and orchestrated by James Cameron. Now, that all changes, because all three films are up for pre-order and release on 4K UHD on March 12th. All three films come complete with new bonus features and transfers overseen by Cameron himself.

Grab all three from the pre-order links below!

The Abyss

True Lies


The Abyss – Details

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.

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  • 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.


  • Under Pressure: Making THE ABYSS – The original documentary about the infamous production of THE ABYSS, with candid commentary by the actors and crew.


  • Deepcore Timelapse – Watch this production timelapse of the Deepcore set being created.
  • Videomatics Montage – Watch a montage of behind-the-scenes production videomatics.
  • Montana Bridge Flooding – See behind-the-scenes footage of the Montana bridge flooding.
  • Engine Room Flooding – See behind-the-scenes footage of the engine room flooding.
  • Surface Shoot Montage – Watch a behind-the-scenes montage of the surface shoot.
  • Crane Crash Shoot – Check out behind-the-scenes footage of the crane crashing sequence.
  • Visual Effects Reel – Watch a reel of visual effects progressions to see how they were developed for the film.
  • Miniature Rear-Projection – Watch behind-the-scenes footage of how production used rear-projection techniques on miniatures.
  • Motion Control Timelapse – Watch this production timelapse of the motion control technology being used.
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Main Trailer
  • Reviews Trailer

Still Gallery – Presented here are extras as they appeared in the “Imaging Station” on the Special Edition DVD release of THE ABYSS, along with the trailers. Since their original presentation has been preserved, resolution and clarity will vary from element to element.


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.

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  • 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.

Archives: Script, Artwork, Marketing – Dive into the production secrets of True Lies with these exclusive behind-the-scenes documents and more.


Theatrical Trailer


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.

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James Cameron Introduction – A message from writer/director James Cameron introducing the Special Edition version of the film.

2003 Audio Commentary by James Cameron and the Cast and Crew-Special Edition – 1990 Special Edition Commentary by James Cameron and the cast and crew.

The Inspiration and Design of ALIENS – For the 30th anniversary, writer/director James Cameron reveals new insight into his own inspiration and the design elements for Aliens.

2003 Audio Commentary by James Cameron and the Cast and Crew – 1986 Theatrical Version Commentary by James Cameron and the cast and crew.

Isolated Scores

  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – This isolated track presents, as accurately as possible, James Horner’s music score in its final form following extensive reworking during the post-production process.
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Although there are a few instances where the length of individual sequences was changed slightly after the music was recorded, this isolated score track presents, as accurately as possible, James Horner’s original intentions.

Superior Firepower: Making Aliens Immerse yourself in the world of ALIENS with 11 fully-loaded featurettes that deconstruct all that went into making this sci-fi thriller, from casting to creature design to post-production and everything in between.

  • 57 Years Later: Continuing the Story
  • Building Better Worlds: From Concept to Construction
  • Preparing for Battle: Casting and Characterization
  • This Time It’s War: Pinewood Studios, 1985
  • The Risk Always Lives: Weapons and Action
  • Bug Hunt: Creature Design
  • Two Orphans: Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn
  • Beauty and the Bitch: Power Loader vs. Queen Alien
  • The Final Countdown: Music, Editing and Sound
  • The Power of Real Tech: Visual Effects
  • ALIENS Unleashed: Reaction to the Film

Superior Firepower: Making Aliens Enhancement Pods – Supplemental video pieces to complement Superior Firepower: Making ALIENS.

  • Without Sigourney Weaver
  • Origins of Acheron
  • Building Hadley’s Hope
  • Cameron’s Design Philosophy
  • Finding an Unused Power Plant
  • Cameron’s Military Interests
  • Working with Sigourney Weaver
  • The Importance of Being Bishop
  • Paul Reiser on Carter Burke
  • The Paxton/Cameron Connection
  • Becoming Vasquez
  • On Set: Infiltrating the Colony
  • Props: Personal Light Unit
  • Simon Atherton Talks Weapons
  • Praising Stan Winston
  • Test Footage: Chestburster
  • Fighting the Facehugger
  • Test Footage: Facehugger
  • Stan Winston’s Challenge
  • Test Footage: Queen Alien
  • Stan Winston’s Legacy
  • Cameron’s Cutting Edge
  • Sigourney Weaver’s Triumph
  • Re-Enlisting with Cameron
  • From Producer to Stunt Double

Pre-Visualizations: Multi-Angle Videomatics

  • Angle 1: Videomatic
  • Angle 2: Videomatic/Final Shot Comparison
  • Audio Commentary by Miniature Effects Supervisor Pat McClung

Direct Access to New/Additional Scenes From Special Edition

  • Ripley’s Daughter – Burke informs Ripley that her daughter died two years ago.
  • Van Leuwen’s Verdict – Van Leuwen reads the findings of the court of inquiry.
  • The Colony/The Jordens’ Discovery – The colony is bustling with life and activity. Newt, along with her brother and parents, come upon the Derelict ship.
  • Burke’s Answer – At Ripley’s apartment, Burke explains why he’s making the trip to LV-426.
  • INT. Sulaco – Establishing shots of the interior of the Sulaco before the crew awakens from hyper-sleep.
  • Hudson’s Hubris – As they descend in the drop ship to LV-426, Hudson boasts about their advanced weaponry.
  • False Alarm – Hudson and Vasquez detect motion in the colony, only to find it is pet hamsters.
  • Ripley Pauses – As she enters the colony, Ripley hesitates for a moment.
  • The Sentry Guns – Hicks reveals they have robot sentry systems. While examining the colony blueprints, Ripley and Hicks discuss where to place the robot sentries.
  • Fire in the Hole – Hudson and Vasquez set up the UA 571-C remote sentry weapons and following a quick test, seal the tunnel.
  • Last Line of Defense – The Sentry Guns dutifully scan the tunnel for incoming targets.
  • Newt’s Questions – Newt quizzes Ripley about the fate of her parents.
  • Hudson’s “Ant” Theory – Hudson speculates on how the Aliens are organized and reproduce.
  • The Aliens Attack – The Sentry Guns unload on multiple targets.
  • The Aliens Retreat – Under withering fire from the sentries, the Aliens are temporarily repulsed.
  • First Name Basis – As Ripley departs the drop ship to try and rescue Newt, she and Hicks share their first names with each other.

Deleted Scene: Burke Cocooned – Long one of the most sought-after lost moments from the entire ALIEN Anthology, this scene depicting Carter Burke’s fate is now revealed.

Deleted Scene Montage – This collection of scene extensions and omitted moments represents the remainder of deleted scenes not appearing in either the Theatrical Version or the Special Edition.

Still Galleries and more

  • Original Treatment by James Cameron
  • Storyboard Archive
  • The Art of ALIENS
  • Cast Portrait Gallery
  • Production Image Galleries
  • Continuity Polaroids
  • Weapons and Vehicles
  • Stan Winston’s Workshop
  • Colonial Marine Helmet Cameras
  • Video Graphics Gallery
  • Weyland-Yutani Inquest: Nostromo Dossiers

Post-Production Aftermath

  • Image Galleries
  • Laserdisc Archives
  • Main Title Exploration
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Domestic Trailer
  • International Trailer

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