The Abyss
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1989
Director: James Cameron
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-000082
Running time: 2:51 (171 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 21, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#160)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
In this thrilling, underwater action adventure from writer-director James Cameron (Titanic; Terminator 2: Judgement Day; Aliens), a civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search-and-rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver (ED HARRIS) soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO and MICHAEL BIEHN co-star.
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Action
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Lightstorm Entertainment
 • Pacific Western Productions
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
Commentary
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Top 10 Movies
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Interactive Game
 • Multi-angle
 • THX Certified
 • Closed Captioned
 • Shooting script
Easter Eggs
There are various trailers hidden on disc 2. You can find them as follows:

Personnel Lockers:
Keep going up until you get to the last page of items. Put your cursor on the Building "Deepcore" and push RIGHT. Select the highlighted item to see the Aliens trailer.
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Imaging Station:
Go to the VCR Tape labeled "Pseudopod Multi Angle". Push LEFT and you should go to an item on the far left of the screen. Select this to see another Aliens trailer.

Select the clipboard in the lower right of the screen, then go DOWN. Your cursor will move to an item on the wall at the top of the screen and you will see some text on the monitor that references Strange Days. Select this item and you will go to a Strange Days trailer.
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The Abyss In-Depth:
Keep pressing UP until you get to the The Wave item and push UP one more time. There is a Harrier in the sky that you can select and it takes you to a True Lies trailer.
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Trailers:
When your cursor is on the Reviews Trailer poster, push UP and you will get to an Aliens item that shows a trailer.

From the Main Trailer poster, push DOWN and you will get to a True Lies item that shows a trailer.

From the True Lies item push RIGHT and you will get to a Strange Days trailer
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Documentaries:
Highlight "Under Pressure: The Making of The Abyss." Press LEFT to highlight the chapter list. Scroll DOWN until you reach chapter 18. An alien face hugger appears on a pipe at top of screen, press LEFT to highlight face hugger for another Aliens trailer.
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Main Menu: Audio Options:
Go up from Return to Sub Bay to highlight the alien face hugger on top of the speaker. Press enter for an aliens Trailer.
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Main Menu: Subtitle Options:
Go left to highlight the face hugger hiding behind table for another Aliens trailer.

All in all there are 6 Aliens trailers, 2 True Lies trailers, and 2 Strange Days trailers.
Crew
Direction
James Cameron....Director
Writing
James Cameron....Writer
Production
Gale Anne Hurd....Producer
Special Edition Restoration
Van Ling....Producer
Cinematography
Mikael Salomon....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Joel Goodman....Film Editor
Special Edition Restoration
Steven Quale....Film Editor
Music
Alan Silvestri....Composer
Sound
Blake Leyh....Sound Designer
Lee Orloff....Production Sound Mixer
Dody Dorn....Supervising Sound Editor
John Hoeren....Sound Editor
Peter Michael Sullivan....Sound Editor
Michael Dressel....Sound Editor
Stuart Copley....Sound Editor
Sarah Rothenberg....Sound Editor
Don Bassman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin F. Cleary....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Overton....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin Carpenter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Special Edition Restoration
Dody Dorn....Sound
Terry Rodman....Sound Editor
Cybele O'Brien....Sound Editor
Valerie Davidson....Sound Editor
Allison Fisher....Sound Editor
Hector Gika....Sound Editor
Linda Whittlesey....Sound Editor
Michael Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Leslie Dilley....Production Designer
Deborah Everton....Costume Designer
John Bruno....Visual Effects
Hoyt Yeatman....Visual Effects
Dennis Muren....Visual Effects
Peter Childs....Art Director
Russell Christian....Art Director
Joseph Nemec III....Art Director
Deena Appel....Costume Designer
Kathryn Miles Kelly....Make-up Artist
Joe Unsinn....Visual Effects
David Amborn....Visual Effects
James Fredburg....Visual Effects
David Kirk....Visual Effects
Richard Lopez....Visual Effects
Jeff Machit....Visual Effects
Robert Olmstead....Visual Effects
Alan Rifkin....Visual Effects
Mark Yuricich....Visual Effects
Richard Zarro....Visual Effects
Steve Johnson's X.F.X.
Steve Johnson....Visual Effects
Fantasy II Film Effects
Gene Warren Jr.....Visual Effects
Special Edition Restoration
Dennis Muren....Visual Effects
Cast
Ed Harris....Bud Brigman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio....Lindsey Brigman
Michael Biehn....Lt. Coffey
Leo Burmester....Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff....Alan 'Hippy' Carnes
John Bedford Lloyd....Jammer Willis
J. C. Quinn....'Sonny' Dawson
Kimberly Scott....Lisa 'One Night' Standing
Capt. Kidd Brewer, Jr.....Lew Finler
George Robert Klek....Wilhite
Christopher Murphy....Schoenick
Adam Nelson....Ensign Monk
Richard Warlock....Dwight Perry
Jimmie Ray Weeks....Leland McBride
J. Kenneth Campbell....DeMarco
Ken Jenkins....Gerard Kirkhill
Chris Elliott....Bendix
Peter Ratray....Captain
Michael Beach....Barnes
Brad Sullivan....Executive
Frank Lloyd....Navigator
Crew Members
Phillip Darlington
Joseph Nemec III
Joe Farago....Anchorman
William Wisher....Bill Tyler
Marcus Mukai....Anchorman #2
Wendy Gordon....Anchorwoman
Paula Cross....Young Woman
Thomas Duffy....Construction Worker
Chris Anastasio....Truck Driver
Emily Yancy....Woman Reporter
Michael Chapman....Dr. Berg
Tom Isbell....Wave Reporter
Super Sea Rover....Big Geek
Mini Rover Mk II....Little Geek
Mike Cameron....Sailor/Fire Extinguisher (uncredited)
Robert Searle....Tommy Ray Dietz (uncredited)