Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 7, 2009
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Package Note: Region ABC
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby TrueHD 5.1 - English
- Dubbed, Subtitles - French, Portuguese, Spanish
- Subtitles - English - SDH
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: SELECTED SCENES FROM THE 3 HOUR SPECIAL EDITION
- Making Of: The Making of The Deep
- Interactive Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This visually stunning action-adventure film, based on the best-selling novel by JAWS author Peter Benchley, stars Nick Nolte and Jaqueline Bissett as a couple on a romantic holiday in Bermuda. New Yorkers, David Sanders (Nolte) and Gail Berke (Bissett) are enjoying a much-needed vacation; while diving one day they discover the sunken wreck of a WWII freighter and unearth a gold coin as well as a mysterious glass ampule. Excited, they believe their discovery could be a long lost treasure, but they soon learn that their most valuable discovery is actually an ampule of morphine, one of thousands left behind on the medical supply ship. This discovery leads them into the hands of Henry Cloche (Louis Gossett Jr.), an extremely dangerous and powerful Haitian drug dealer who will stop at nothing to unearth the dangerous treasure. With the help of Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), an old treasure hunter, David and Gail soon realize that they have made a much more important discovery than the morphine and set out to keep their actual treasure a secret. Director Peter Yates's suspenseful film features death-defying dives and exquisite underwater photography. Posters of Bissett underwater in a T-shirt adorned many a dorm wall in the late 1970s.
This lavish, suspense-filled film was made from Peter (Jaws) Benchley's best-selling novel. Gail Berke (Jacqueline Bisset) and David Sanders (Nick Nolte) are on a romantic holiday in Bermuda when they come upon the sunken wreck of a WWII freighter. Near it, they find an ampule of morphine, one of tens of thousands still aboard the wrecked ship. Their discovery leads them to a Haitian drug dealer,Cloche (Louis Gossett), and an old treasure hunter, Romer Treece (Robert Shaw). With Cloche in pursuit, Gail, David and Treece try to recover the sunken treasure.
- Van Cleef and Arpels designed the 18th-century treasure.
- The theme from THE DEEP was sung by Donna Summer.