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Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.

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John Broadwater ...
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Lori Johnston ...
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Charles Pellegrino ...
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Don Lynch ...
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Ken Marschall ...
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Jeffrey N. Ledda ...
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Corey Jaskolski ...
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Jason Paul ...
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Eric Schmitz ...
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Genya Chernaiev ...
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Victor Nischeta ...
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Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ...
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Academy Award® winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration, the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts and friend, Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago. Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreck, inside and out, as never before. With the most advanced 3D photography, moviegoers will experience the ship as if they are part of the crew right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, made especially for IMAX 3D Theatres and specially outfitted 35mm 3D theaters across the country, Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 90 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel, more than any shipwreck, continues to intrigue... Written by Anonymous

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The legend no one can forget has become the greatest 3D adventure ever filmed.


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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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18 April 2003 (UK)  »

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A Titanic szellemei  »

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Box Office

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,408,474, 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,040,711, 9 October 2005
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The two robotic submarines in the film are named Jake and Elwood, a reference to The Blues Brothers (1980). See more »

Goofs

The fourth funnel is shown falling backwards when the ship breaks in two in the sinking simulation. It would do no such thing. It would fall forward like the other funnels. This is also seen in the "final plunge" montage with the photographs of the passengers who perished in the disaster superimposed in front of the footage of the ship sinking from the movie Titanic. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #32.12 (2004) See more »

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Departure
Written and Performed by Glen Phillips
Courtesy of Inhale Music/Exhale Entertainment
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Disappointment
19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

As a big Titanic buff I was more than excited about the prospect of seeing more Titanic footage. I really had this movie built up in my mind and was so disappointed by it. Much of the film was wasted, in my estimation, of the process of getting to the Titanic rather than actually seeing it. Also, when you did have the image of the Titanic on the screen it was obstructed by two squares of other images......Cameron and Paxton viewing what you are TRYING to see. This was very frustrating to me. The 3D images were really good and that part was the positive side of this film.

In short, I feel James Cameron is more in love with himself than sharing the Titanic with the audience. Next time (and I would guess there would be a next time) PLEASE let the audience see ONLY the Titanic!


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