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True Lies 4K  review by Bobby Blakey

After the back-to-back success of Terminator and Terminator 2, director James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up once again for the 1994 action-comedy True Lies. The film featured a great supporting cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere and Eliza Dushku. The hit film is getting an all-new 4K Collector’s Edition release along with other James Cameron films The Abyss, Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water and Aliens.

True Lies follows Secret agent Harry Tasker, 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.

This film is Arnold as his action star peak with everything needed to be the

perfect action film. Like many, I love this film that does a perfect job of blending action and comedy across the board to deliver easily one of it not Schwarzenegger’s best films. There is just something magical when Arnold and Cameron team up and this one is no exception.

Jamie Lee Curtis is so great here and has excellent chemistry with Arnold. Their iconic sexy dance sequence is such a brilliant moment that brings sexiness and laughs all at once. I think the balance of moments like this is what makes this film so great. When the action is front and center it is taken seriously and lets Schwarzenegger do his thing, but keeps it balanced with the heart and laughs.

The side story with the late always excellent Bill Paxton is easily my favorite element of the film that helps to give it a whole other level of silliness that keeps it on track without making the actual terrorist element get bogged down. This is a perfect entry into the action, comedy and even romance genre that holds up to this day.

So glad this film finally got the 4K release it deserves. There is a change with the color palate using AI to alter some of it that will no doubt put some off. While noticeable at times I think it still looks fine and the movie itself transcends this new element.

Grab your copy of True Lies when it hits 4K for the first time ever on March 12th from 20th Century Studios.

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