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post #151 of 247
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Originally Posted by DJ Mike TJG View Post

The key difference is a lot of people know about Avatar, Titanic, Dark Knight, Star Wars, Alien, etc.
Honestly, how often do you hear people talk about The Abyss?

that is a good qustion.. actually people that I know remember it fondly like with other james cameron films. for some reason the marketing never talks about it.
the release back in 1993/94 was shown in SF and sacramento.

Jacob
post #152 of 247
The "Abyss" DVD was re-re-released three times in the US because?!?!
As well as a release in 8 other countries; even though: "how often do you hear people talk about The Abyss?"?!?!
post #153 of 247
Thread Starter 
It was of Fox's chosen few for their anniversary DVD 're-releases a few years back
post #154 of 247
frown.gif count me in as another loyal fan thats really disappointed - make that discouraged - of reports that The Abyss has been push to 201314!!

True, it doesnt have a fan base of Star Wars, Batman, Terminator or Avatar.

But for those of us that are fans, this is one of our favorite movies. [sigh] i still have the non-anamorphic 2 disc dvd. havent seen it since i got my blu ray, guess I can give it a spin for old-times sake.
post #155 of 247
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Originally Posted by DM2006RI View Post

You also might as well change the topic of this thread to TBA. Every year we keep hearing the same things -- some vague notion that "they're coming" -- and now it's "whenever Cameron gets around to it." Which could be 2013, 2014, 2015...fact is nobody knows, obviously, since he's such "a busy guy."

Just like I posted when this thread initially started -- until something concrete is actually announced, it's worthless to keep speculating and hoping for them. I'll believe it when I read something official and not another "Rumor Mill" post that's been speculating over their release for literally years now.
post #156 of 247
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Avatar is fresh from 2009. Abyss I'm not sure lots of people would run to their local multiplex to watch it, regardless of its running time. And Abyss doesn't have the same "all-time masterpiece" status as Avatar.

LOL at Avatar as an "all time masterpiece." Just because it made a truckload of money doesn't make it a good, much less great, movie. Come back in 2029 and see how many people still care about it.
post #157 of 247
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Just like I posted when this thread initially started -- until something concrete is actually announced, it's worthless to keep speculating and hoping for them. I'll believe it when I read something official and not another "Rumor Mill" post that's been speculating over their release for literally years now.
Agree...however, studios DO gauge public interest in back catalog titles when considering future releases.

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LOL at Avatar as an "all time masterpiece."
"Masterpiece" is an entirely subjective term and can be defined in a million different ways.

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Just because it made a truckload of money doesn't make it a good, much less great, movie.
Of course it doesn't.

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Come back in 2029 and see how many people still care about it.
Only if you do...tongue.gif
post #158 of 247
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Originally Posted by DM2006RI View Post

Just like I posted when this thread initially started -- until something concrete is actually announced, it's worthless to keep speculating and hoping for them. I'll believe it when I read something official and not another "Rumor Mill" post that's been speculating over their release for literally years now.
One of the many websites that post for clicks
post #159 of 247
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

One of the many websites that post for clicks
Yeah, they would like to spread false news, mostly, I clicked unfortunately. mad.gif
post #160 of 247
It reminds me of The Beatles remastered program, in which a poster for yrs posted he had insider info they would be released.
And when it finally did, he was bragging he told us so.
It was the little boy who cried wolf all over again.

It's called "The Rumor Mill" for a reason.
Although I wouldn't doubt some industry insider has indeed been saying for yrs it is coming; only too find James in a sub somewhere as apposed too getting these titles ready.
I even 'believe' (I have no proof) the studio would like too release 'em.
post #161 of 247
True Lies: Chinese Democracy
post #162 of 247
I'll be a very happy man if The Abyss gets a proper transfer for the upcoming Blu-ray. Also, both cuts of the film as well.
post #163 of 247
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True lies is on TCM in the UK in HD tonight, will check if it is the old dvhs transfer
post #164 of 247
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

True lies is on TCM in the UK in HD tonight, will check if it is the old dvhs transfer
i saw it a few weeks ago, its pretty damn good looking, not seen the dvhs though (i had forgotten all about those, nearly bought one too) i was lucky enough to be on holiday in new york when this came out and saw it in 70mm at the ziegfeld, now that looked and sounded good, brought be back down to earth when i went back home to the odeon dudley!
post #165 of 247
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It's open matte and not very pretty, the dvhs is better
post #166 of 247
The TRUE LIES open matted HBO broadcast from eons ago is noticeably superior to the noise reduced DTheater. That doesn't bode well for an eventual Blu-Ray release.

Thankfully I have my DVHS recording of the HBO broadcast. smile.gif
post #167 of 247
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Originally Posted by huskie2000 View Post

count me in as another loyal fan thats really disappointed - make that discouraged - of reports that The Abyss has been push to 201314!!

I guess that's so they can call it the "25th anniversary edition". By then will there be anyone alive who even remembers its theatrical release?
post #168 of 247
true lies on hdnetmovies starting june 1.
www.hdnetmovies.com

Jacob

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post #169 of 247
I mean I'm going to be happy once we finally get these two movies but good Lord there was no reason at all to wait so long to release them. I can't begin to describe my annoyance at the way these two movies have been treated.
post #170 of 247
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Originally Posted by pcweber111 View Post

I mean I'm going to be happy once we finally get these two movies but good Lord there was no reason at all to wait so long to release them. I can't begin to describe my annoyance at the way these two movies have been treated.

I have 9 of my all time favorite movies. the abyss is the only one missing from it.

Jacob
post #171 of 247
I think EVERYONE is pi$$ed about TL and TA being MIA for so long....rolleyes.gif
Edited by oink - 7/1/13 at 11:12pm
post #172 of 247
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I think EVERYONE is pi$$ed about TL and TA is MIA....rolleyes.gif

ditto
post #173 of 247
Wouldn't they be spectacular if included in the "Mastered in 4k" releases?

Superbit Bluray is the least the studios can do after forcing us to wait so long for a full HD Bluray version.
post #174 of 247
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

Wouldn't they be spectacular if included in the "Mastered in 4k" releases?

Superbit Bluray is the least the studios can do after forcing us to wait so long for a full HD Bluray version.
"Mastered in 4K" is a Sony series, not Fox.
post #175 of 247
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Wouldn't they be spectacular if included in the "Mastered in 4k" releases?

Superbit Bluray is the least the studios can do after forcing us to wait so long for a full HD Bluray version.

I'd settle for an old 1080i D-Theater transfer on BD at this point.
post #176 of 247
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

"Mastered in 4K" is a Sony series, not Fox.

Surely studios other than Sony can master in 4k.
post #177 of 247
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

I'd settle for an old 1080i D-Theater transfer on BD at this point.

Then why not watch the D-Theater? Oh, wait... you can't because the equipment is OOP and copyright prevents duplication and access by the general public.

Personally I think the studios are shooting themselves in the foot by waiting so long to release a Bluray: hardly anyone will be left who is remotely interested in these artworks; the younger generation have other fish to fry. And how well will any film elements have fared in the intervening decades?
post #178 of 247
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

I'd settle for an old 1080i D-Theater transfer on BD at this point.

Send me a blank BD. wink.gif

I've resigned myself to never getting a proper HD version of either True Lies or Executive Decision. Hollywood is so scared of a few Islamists, it's pathetic.
post #179 of 247
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post


Personally I think the studios are shooting themselves in the foot by waiting so long to release a Bluray: hardly anyone will be left who is remotely interested in these artworks; the younger generation have other fish to fry.
Agreed.

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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

Hollywood is so scared of a few Islamists, it's pathetic.
Huh?
Don't drink the kool-aid.
There has been PLENTY of movies since TL showing nasty Islamists paying the piper...so to speak.wink.gif
post #180 of 247
It's because these terrorists are goofy and get into hilarious antics. rolleyes.gif

Isn't that for the best? We should be making fun of terrorists in any way possible.

Now.... Fox... let's deliver this terrorist-strung Sidewinder into the side of our Blu-ray helicopters... erm, I mean disc tray.

Otherwise ... you're fired.
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