The long-rumored titles are still in the works for Blu-ray, and we might have Avatar to blame for the delay.
During a recent Q&A with James Cameron on the upcoming 3D release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the director shared an update on two other highly anticipated Blu-rays that fans have been clamoring for: True Lies and The Abyss.
When asked about Blu-ray plans for the films by TheArnoldFans.com, Cameron replied, "I’m working on that. The True Lies Blu-ray and the Abyss Blu-ray have sort of fallen off my to-do list, getting one, not two, but four Avatar sequels stood up and going. But now that that has happened, I can actually take care of business. So yes, that is coming."
While release dates and specs have not been announced yet, the director previously discussed preparations for The Abyss Blu-ray with Variety last year. At the time, Cameron said, "We've done a wet-gate 4K scan of the original negative, and it's going to look insanely good. We're going to do an authoring pass in the DI for Blu-ray and HDR at the same time."
And though nothing has been confirmed at this time, Cameron's mention of HDR implies that a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release could also be in the works. Currently, both The Abyss and True Lies are only available on DVD.
You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule.