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Ghosts of the Abyss

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A team of scientists, and Bill Paxton, travel 12,500 feet to the wreckage of the Titanic. Two mini robotic cameras explore the nooks and crannies of the ship, and show the images of the long ago glamorous ship. Footage, digital animation, and re-creations of the ship's final hours are seamlessly combined to orient the viewer at an intersection of tragic past and awe-inspiring present, emphasizing more than ever the sheer scale of Titanic's gargantuan construction.
Statement of Responsibility: Walt Disney Pictures presents in association with Walden Media ; an Earthship production ; produced and directed by James Cameron ; producers, Chuck Comisky, Gig Rackauskas, Janace Tashjian
Title: Ghosts of the abyss
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Original and extended widescreen versions
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Duration of extended version: 90 min
Original production: c2003
Special features: "Reflections from the deep" - includes unseen footage from the filmmaker's risky dives to the ocean floor and revealing interviews with director James Cameron, star Bill Paxton and the entire crew; "The ROV 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; includes the extended 92-minute version
Credits: Director of photography, Vince Pace ; editors, Ed W. Marsh, Sven Pape, John Refoua ; music, Joel McNeely ; visual effects supervisor, Chuck Comisky.
Performers: Bill Paxton ... [et al.].
Summary: A team of scientists, and Bill Paxton, travel 12,500 feet to the wreckage of the Titanic. Two mini robotic cameras explore the nooks and crannies of the ship, and show the images of the long ago glamorous ship. Footage, digital animation, and re-creations of the ship's final hours are seamlessly combined to orient the viewer at an intersection of tragic past and awe-inspiring present, emphasizing more than ever the sheer scale of Titanic's gargantuan construction.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In English; also dubbed into French (original version); with optional English or French subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Titanic (Steamship) Steamboat disasters Steamboats Passenger accommodation Shipwrecks North Atlantic Ocean History 20th century Documentary films Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Steamboat disasters
Steamboats
Shipwrecks
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Cameron, James 1954-
Paxton, Bill
Publisher No: 31849
ISBN: 0788848127
Branch Call Number: DVD 910.9163 G
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Feb 23, 2014
  • ambershell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great footage of the Titanic wreckage. The mini camera views were outstanding! I coulld really imagine what the ship must have been like in it's day

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