Ghosts of the Abyss

Ghosts of the Abyss

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Director: James Cameron

Cast: James Cameron, Lewis Abernathy, Bill Paxton, Lori Johnson

     
 

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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

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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.

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2012
UPC:
0786936824971
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, 3D]
Time:
3:33:00
Format:
3D
Sales rank:
46,958

Special Features

"Reflections From the Deep"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lewis Abernathy Himself
Bill Paxton Himself
Lori Johnson Participant
Charles Pellegrino Himself
Don Lynch Himself
Ken Marschall Himself
James Cameron Himself
Mike Cameron Himself
Jeffrey N. Ledda Participant
Genya Cherniaev Himself
Victor Nischeta Participant
Anatoly Sagalevich Himself
John Bruno Participant
Vince Pace Himself
Corey Jakolski Participant
Jason Paul Participant
Eric Schmitz Participant
Miguel Wilkins Participant
Federico Zambrano Participant
Dale Ridge Participant
Judy Prestininzi Participant
Adriana Valdez Participant
Justin Shaw Participant
Thomas Kilroy Participant
Charlie Arneson Participant
Piper Gunnarson Participant
John Broadwater Himself
Lori Johnston Herself
Tava Smiley Herself

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

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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Ghosts of the Abyss 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
WhiteFlowerLei76 More than 1 year ago
I watched this recently and decided to purchase it as a gift for someone. It's an excellent documentary and a must have for anyone that loved Cameron's film Titanic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD is great! I've always been really fascinated with the "Titanic" so this movie was very good!!