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‘The Abyss,’ Remastered in 4K, Returns to Theaters in December

‘The Abyss,’ Remastered in 4K, Returns to Theaters in December

James Cameron fans have something to look forward to as the famed director will bring The Abyss to theaters again. We say “again” because this version will be a 4K special edition. From the looks of this announcement, it looks like Cameron may have tossed in some goodies. They might be never-before-seen scenes or a cameo or two. We don’t know but fans of his work love his movies. The Abyss falls into that category.

Fans should note that this updated film version reportedly will only be available one night, December 6.

Cameron also went on to his own X/Twitter account and spoke about seeing the film to his many fans.

“If you haven’t seen the film before, this is the way to experience it,” Cameron said. “And if you have, you’ll be seeing the film I actually set out to make.”

‘The Abyss’ Special Edition First Shown in September

This special edition was shown at Beyond Fest back in September. But this is the first time a wider audience will also be able to see it. Back in 1989, The Abyss was released. At the time, it was heralded as one of the most ambitious movies made in the late 80s.

What was so special about the movie? Cameron has held a deep fascination and reverence for the sea.

He also teased some “big surprises” not seen in the original version. We already knew that this special edition existed – he previously showed it off at Beyond Fest in September – but this is the first time it’ll be available to a wider audience.

Later on, moviegoers would see Cameron’s ocean love expand with movies like Titanic and Avatar: The Way of the Water.

As for The Abyss, the movie stars Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. Here’s the plot: It’s about an oil platform crew pressed into service alongside a Navy SEAL team. What happens? An American submarine sinks near their rig. The crew hurries to get there first because this is in Cold War times. Soviet ships close in and a hurricane looms. Harris and Mastrantonio happen to be estranged spouses. Biehn is a bit of a hothead.

Toss all this together and the action heats up at the bottom of the sea.

As of Monday night, The Abyss had a 7.5 IMDb rating (out of a possible 10.0). The movie won an Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects in 1990. One thing about movies with special effects and visual effects. The results they bring to the big screen make mouths gape in amazement.