Ghosts of the Abyss

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Overview

Originally released as a 3-D IMAX feature, James Cameron's deep-sea documentary Ghosts of the Abyss finds the director and his actor pal Bill Paxton tagging along with a group of scientists as they descend to the ocean floor to explore the wreck of the Titanic. This DVD brings the film from the larger-than-life IMAX theaters to your home, presenting it in widescreen with the English soundtrack in THX-Certified Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. A French-dubbed track is also available. Not only does the disc ...
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Overview

Originally released as a 3-D IMAX feature, James Cameron's deep-sea documentary Ghosts of the Abyss finds the director and his actor pal Bill Paxton tagging along with a group of scientists as they descend to the ocean floor to explore the wreck of the Titanic. This DVD brings the film from the larger-than-life IMAX theaters to your home, presenting it in widescreen with the English soundtrack in THX-Certified Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. A French-dubbed track is also available. Not only does the disc feature the original 62-minute version of the film, it also boasts a never-before-seen 92-minute extended version as well as several supplemental features. There is a featurette with additional footage from the voyage and interviews with the director and participants and an interactive feature that allows viewers to explore the Titanic's staircase from multiple angles.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Reflections From the Deep" - includes unseen footage from the filmmakers' risky dives to the ocean floor and revealing interviews with director James Cameron, star Bill Paxton and the entire crew; "The MIR Experience" - an innovative multi-angle feature; choose from different cameras as you dive to the ocean's floor and ultimately see the grand staircase from any view you want; 2 versions of this stunning motion picture: 60-minute original theatrical feature (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions, 90-minute extended feature (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified; French language track (60-minute version only); French subtitles (90-minute version only)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Visually and conceptually stunning despite occasional lapses into contrived sentimentality, James Cameron continues his tireless obsession with the legendary tragedy of the Titanic to spectacular results in Ghosts of the Abyss. Cameron's expanded canvas and experimentation with an effective new form of three-dimensional photography brings the audience as close as they're likely to get to experiencing the sight of the remarkable wreckage without standing on the ocean floor, and the discoveries that he and his crew make while floating miles underwater are nothing short of amazing. From the enormous stained-glass windows adorning the dining room that remain perfectly intact (an image which ultimately provides the film one of its most memorable images) to the cabin dressers hauntingly adorned with accessories as if they had just been used, Cameron's innovative use of technology literally offers viewers the ghostly opportunity to roam the corridors of the wreckage in a manner previously unimaginable. Utilizing two remote cameras dubbed "Jake" and "Elwood" to access areas of the ship that would otherwise remain unreachable, the explorers reveal images that to this point would have been physically impossible to capture. Playing the role as Cameron's everyman stand in, longtime friend Bill Paxton's nervous anticipation and genuine awe upon finally seeing the wreckage provides a suitable means of placing the audience in the cramped quarters of his sturdy submarine, though his frequent attempts at poignant observation seem too forced and intrusive to be effective given that the remarkable images speak to audiences in a manner difficult to express in words.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2004
  • UPC: 786936225242
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Thx
  • Sound: THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,128

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
James Cameron Director, Producer
Dennis L. Baxter Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Chuck Comisky Producer
Randy Gerston Musical Direction/Supervision
Tina Kerr Casting
Martin Lang Production Designer
Ed W. Marsh Editor, Producer
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Javier Nava Art Director
Vince Pace Cinematographer
Sven Pape Editor
Gig Rackauskas Producer
John Refoua Editor
Kristie Sills Asst. Director
Janace Tashjian Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Echoes Through Time [3:39]
2. The Crew [5:09]
3. Next Stop: Titanic [6:11]
4. Bottom of the Sea [5:19]
5. Can You Imagine? [5:06]
6. The Bots [14:43]
7. The Millionaires' Captain [7:26]
8. Firemen's Mess [7:14]
9. Who Touched This Railing Last [1:37]
10. Life on the Keldysh [2:52]
11. The Creatures of Titanic [8:03]
12. What Would You Do? [7:07]
13. The Rescue [9:41]
14. The Morning After [4:52]
15. End Credits [2:21]
1. Echoes Through Time [3:26]
2. The Crew [3:50]
3. Next Stop: Titanic [5:46]
4. Bottom of the Sea [5:09]
5. Can You Imagine? [4:32]
6. The Bots [12:44]
7. Firemen's Mess [2:47]
8. Who Touched This Railing Last? [6:03]
9. What Would You Do? [6:02]
10. The Rescue [3:45]
11. The Morning After [4:50]
12. End Credits [2:39]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Extended Version
      Play
      Scene Selections
   Original Theatrical Version
      Play
      Scene Selections
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Aladdin Special Edition
      Miracle
      Mulan Special Edition
      The Incredibles
      DisneyDVD.com
      The Haunted Mansion Video Game
      Radio Disney
   Set Up
      Extended Version: Subtitles - French
      Extended Version: Captions - English for the Hearing Impaired
      Extended Version: Captions - None
      Original Theatrical Version: Audio Options - English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Original Theatrical Version: Audio Options - French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Original Theatrical Version: Captions - English for the Hearing Impaired
      Original Theatrical Version: Captions - None
      THX Optimizer
         Audio Tests
         Video Tests
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Reflections From the Deep
      Echoes in Time
      Paxton Under Pressure
      Zodiac Cowboys
      The Saga of Jake & Elwood
      The Unthinkable
      Keldysh Home Movies
      Play All
   The MIR Experience
   Register Your DVD
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!

    This DVD is great! I've always been really fascinated with the "Titanic" so this movie was very good!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the REAL 'Titanic' movie

    Our family saw this phenomenal movie in 3D at the IMAX. When it ended, no one in the theater moved or made a sound...it was that powerful. It is a masterful blend of new footage--including awe-inspiring, never-before-seen views inside Titanic--with snippets from the Winslet/DiCaprio version. The reality of the passengers' fate was tastefully handled and did not scare our 7-yr-old son. This is a must-own for our family's DVD library.

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