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James Cameron’s The Abyss is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’d never make the argument that it’s an overall better film than Cameron’s Aliens, but it is hugely underrated in my opinion. As such, it’s a crying shame that it still isn’t available in high-definition or on Blu-ray, but thankfully that oversight may finally be rectified next year.
The folks at Digital Bits reported the rumor last year that a Blu-ray release of The Abyss was in the works, along with Cameron’s True Lies. The director was reportedly taking a little time off working on the Avatar movies to help prepare the high-def transfers. While there still hasn’t been an official street date or announcement, True Lies actress/geek icon Eliza Dushku mentioned on BBC America’s The Nerdist that she had recently worked on the True Lies Blu-ray. Well, if True Lies is indeed in the works, it stands to reason The Abyss probably is too. Especially since The Abyss will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014, and movie studios do so love an anniversary-timed home video release.
Sci-fi fans may also finally be able to take home The X-Files in Blu-ray next year as well. Digital Bits says the post facility HTV is working on the X-Files Blu-rays. We reported last November that X-Files Blu-rays might drop sometime in 2013, so this news would fit with that information. The bad news is that HTV was involved in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second-season Blu-rays, and that set had some problems. Hopefully The X-Files will get a little more tender-loving care before it hits the shelves.