The Abyss
20th Century Fox (1989)
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
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2 hr 51 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1, Region 2   PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Michael Biehn Lt. Coffey
Leo Burmester Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff Alan Carnes
Ed Harris Virgil Brigman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Lindsey Brigman
John Bedford Lloyd Jammer Willis
J.C. Quinn Arliss Dawson
Kimberly Scott Lisa Standing
Leo Burmeister Catfish De Vries
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. Lew Finler
George Robert Klek Wilhite
Christopher Murphy Schoenick
Adam Nelson Ensign Monk
Jimmie Ray Weeks Leland McBride
J. Kenneth Campbell DeMarco
James Cameron
Producer Van Ling
Gale Anne Hurd
Writer James Cameron
Cinematography Mikael Salomon
Musician Alan Silvestri

A group of NAVY SEALS and oil drillers are trapped under the ocean during a storm, and cut off from the ships above them. The group discovers that intelligent life actually exists, and it is underwater instead of in outer space. The confined space and realization that aliens exist effects each character differently. Good or evil intentions are the question asked not only by the humans but by the aliens as well. Human nature is tested as each person decides what they are willing to risk in order to protect others. The tension finally boils over, and the entire group is put at risk through selfish acts of a select few.
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Release Date 10/14/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles Czech; Danish; English; English (Closed Captioned); Finnish; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Swedish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 2

Disc 01 Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Multi-story option: Viewer can select original theatrical release (145 min.) or special edition release with 28 minutes of added footage
Video subscripture version: Viewers can read pop-up captions throughout the film explaning how the special effects were created
Disc 02 Documentary: "Under Pressure: Making The Abyss" (60 min.) with cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
Comprehensive film analysis from storyboards and concept art to final release