Ghosts of the Abyss

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Overview

Filmmaker James Cameron has long been fascinated with the ill-fated maiden voyage of the great ship the Titanic, and he used the story as the backdrop for his most famous and successful movie. In the summer of 2001, Cameron and his good friend Bill Paxton who appeared in Titanic joined a group of scientists, maritime historians, archaeologists, and deep sea explorers for a daring experiment -- to find and document the Titanic's final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Cameron brought along a film ...
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Overview

Filmmaker James Cameron has long been fascinated with the ill-fated maiden voyage of the great ship the Titanic, and he used the story as the backdrop for his most famous and successful movie. In the summer of 2001, Cameron and his good friend Bill Paxton who appeared in Titanic joined a group of scientists, maritime historians, archaeologists, and deep sea explorers for a daring experiment -- to find and document the Titanic's final resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Cameron brought along a film crew equipped with state-of-the-art 3-D cameras to document the voyage and utilized the Mir-1 and Mir-2, Russian deep sea submersible vessels capable of voyaging to a depth of around 6500 kilometers. Ghosts of the Abyss offers a detailed look at the team's search for the Titanic, as well as imagining what the final hours for the crew and passengers must have been like. The initial release of Ghosts of the Abyss was limited to big-screen IMAX theaters and movie houses specially equipped to show 3-D features.
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Special Features

"Reflections From the Deep"
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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: 9/11/2012
  • UPC: 786936824971
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / 3D / with Blu-Ray
  • Time: 3:33:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 31,406

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

Disc #1 -- Ghosts of the Abyss
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? [4:22]
6. The Bots [:10]
7. The Millionaires' Captain [:49]
8. Firemen's Mess [11:55]
9. Who Touched This Railing Last [2:47]
10. Life on the Keldysh [6:03]
11. The Creatures of Titanic [6:02]
12. What Would You Do? [3:45]
13. The Rescue [4:50]
14. The Morning After [1:40]
15. End Credits [:01]
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? [4:22]
6. The Bots [:10]
7. The Millionaires' Captain [:49]
8. Firemen's Mess [11:55]
9. Who Touched This Railing Last [2:47]
10. Life on the Keldysh [6:03]
11. The Creatures of Titanic [6:02]
12. What Would You Do? [3:45]
13. The Rescue [4:50]
14. The Morning After [1:40]
15. End Credits [:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ghosts of the Abyss
   Extended Version
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      Scene Selections
   Original Theatrical Version
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      Scene Selections
   Sneak Peeks
   Set Up
      Extended Version
         Subtitles: French
         Captions: English For the Hearing Impaired [Close-Caption]
         Captions: None
      Original Theatrical Version
         Audio Options: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Audio Options: French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Captions: English For the Hearing Impaired [Close-Caption]
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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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