- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 14, 2003
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Disc 1: THE ABYSS - Feature Presentation
- Interactive Features:
- Additional Interactive Features - Multi-Story Choice Between Watching Theatrical Version or Special Edition Version
- Pop-Ups - Text Commentary Track
Disc 2: THE ABYSS - Supplemental Material
- Additional Release Material:
- Clips and Highlights - Special Effects Clips Cut to Film Score
- Behind the Scenes:
- "Under Pressure: Making THE ABYSS"
- Academy Award Special Effects Reel
- "Drill Room: From Story Concept to Final Cut"
- Multi-Angles - Pseudopod Multi-Angle
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1989 -
Best Visual Effects
Rolling Stone - 08/24/1989
"...[A] stupendously exciting and emotionally engulfing film....With probing intelligence and passionate feeling, Cameron has raised the adventure film very close to the level of art..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/13/1995
"...Cameron again delves in....An epic story line...and much more..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 03/01/1993
"...A technical marvel with sustained tension, exciting action footage and an emotional wallop in its nearly platonic love story..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/09/1989
"...THE ABYSS is at heart a sweet movie....The undersea effects are glowingly beautiful..."
Total Film - 05/01/2000
"...A great achievement....The cast is solid and the pioneering CG effects still look incredible..."
Essential Cinema |
High Seas |
Theatrical Release |
- Budget estimated at over $50 million.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1989 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.