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Ghosts of the Abyss -- Six week underwater expedition to explore the wreckage of the Titanic.
Ghosts of the Abyss -- US Theatrical Trailer from Buena Vista Pictures
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Ghosts of the Abyss -- Clip: Inside Titanic
Ghosts of the Abyss -- Clip: The Titanic


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18 April 2003 (UK) See more »
The legend no one can forget has become the greatest 3D adventure ever filmed.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bill Paxton ... Himself
John Broadwater ... Himself (as Dr. John Broadwater)
Lori Johnston ... Herself (as Dr. Lori Johnston)
Charles Pellegrino ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Pellegrino)
Don Lynch ... Himself / Thomas Andrews
Ken Marschall ... Himself / J. Bruce Ismay

James Cameron ... Himself

Mike Cameron ... Himself
Jeffrey N. Ledda ... Himself
Corey Jaskolski ... Himself
Jason Paul ... Himself
Eric C. Schmitz ... Himself (as Eric Schmitz)
Genya Chernaiev ... Himself
Victor Nischeta ... Himself
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Himself (as Dr. Anatoly Sagalevitch)
Lewis Abernathy ... Himself
John Bruno ... Himself

Vince Pace ... Himself
Miguel Wilkins ... Quartermaster Hitchens
Federico Zambrano ... John Jacob Astor
Dale Ridge ... Elizabeth Lines
Judy Prestininzi ... Molly Brown
Adriana Valdez ... Helen Churchill Candee
Justin Shaw ... John 'Jack' Phillips
Thomas Kilroy ... Poker player
Charlie Arneson ... 1st Officer Murdoch
Piper Gunnarson ... Madeleine Astor
John Donovan ... Captain Smith
Janace Tashjian ... Edith Russell
Jesse Baker ... 2nd Officer Lightoller
Justin Baker ... Harold Bride
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stacey Hayes ... (voice)
Barron Christian ... Himself / Narrator (uncredited)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald ... Lookout Frederick Fleet (uncredited)

Tava Smiley ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
James Cameron 
Produced by
John Bruno .... producer
James Cameron .... producer
Chuck Comisky .... producer
Haley Jackson .... segment producer:
Ed W. Marsh .... creative producer
Giedra Rackauskas .... executive producer
Chris Steenolsen .... consulting producer
Janace Tashjian .... producer
Andrew Wight .... line producer
Andrew Wight .... producer
Original Music by
Joel McNeely 
Lisa Torban 
Cinematography by
Vince Pace (director of photography)
D.J. Roller 
Film Editing by
Ed W. Marsh 
Sven Pape 
John Refoua 
David C. Cook (uncredited)
Casting by
Tina Kerr 
Production Design by
Martin Laing 
Art Direction by
Leonard Barrit 
Patricio M. Farrell 
Javier Nava 
Makeup Department
Sophie Brice .... makeup artist
José Luis Cordova .... hair stylist
Raul Covarrubias .... key makeup artist
Julio Espinoza .... hair stylist
Rose Gaeta .... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... key hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Charlie Arneson .... production supervisor
Chris Debiec .... production manager: Earthship.TV (as Christopher A. Debiec)
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Jimenez .... assistant director
Kristie Sills .... first assistant director
Art Department
Leonard Barrit .... set designer
Todd Cherniawsky .... set designer
Aimee Dominguez .... art department assistant
Markus Lindlahr .... electronic graphic artist
Stephen J. Pavelski .... digital previsualization
Kia R. Zokaie .... graphic designer
Kia R. Zokaie .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Dennis Baxter .... sound recordist
Beau Borders .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Boyes .... sound designer
Christopher Boyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Travis Crenshaw .... foley recordist
Daniel A. Greenwald .... boom operator
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... dialogue editor
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley editor
Shannon Mills .... dialogue editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Jonathan Null .... dialogue editor
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Hugh Waddell .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Sergio Lino .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Milton Adamou .... stereoscopic post executive: Stereo D
Hunny Agarwal .... stereo roto artist
Anjel Alcaraz .... stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
William L. Arance .... digital matte painting
Taylor Armstrong .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Creighton Ashton .... digital compositor
Leonard Barrit .... digital artist
Leonard Barrit .... digital effects supervisor
Leonard Barrit .... modeler
John Bavaresco .... visual effects
Brian N. Bentley .... stereo compositor
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Mike Bodkin .... stereo executive producer: Stereo D
Jason Bowers .... stereoscopic compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Kyle Patrick Brown .... compositor (stereoscopic conversion)
Michael Buck .... stereoscopic assistant editor: StereoD
Snata Chakraborty .... stereo roto artist
Graham D. Clark .... head of stereography: Stereo D
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Conlon .... digital compositor
David Cowles .... stereoscopic on-line editor: StereoD
Maurice Cox .... stereo compositor
Jason Cutler .... lead steroscopic compositor
Josh Deason .... stereoscopic compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Rachel Decker .... data io administrator: StereoD
Adrian Paul DeGroot .... lead animator
Adrian Paul DeGroot .... lead modeller
Val Dela Rosa .... sr. systems architect: StereoD
Shelly Dutcher .... visual effects
Greg Emerson .... senior stereoscopic on-line editor: StereoD
Michael Enriquez .... visual effects
Judith Ferrer .... stereoscopic compositor
Adam Garnier .... digital compositor
Bryan Gauna .... head of it: StereoD
Jackson Gichuki .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist
Matthew E. Gill .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Jonathan Goldsmith .... production supervisor: StereoD
William F. Hamilton .... systems administrator: StereoD
Owen Hammer .... digital compositor
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Josh Handley .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Monica Harrion .... stereoscopic roto artist: Stereo D
Mike F. Hedayati .... stereoscopic consultant
Veronica Hernandez .... rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Bryan M. Higgins .... rotoscope supervisor
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Adam Howard .... visual effects supervisor: Technicolor/Complete Post
Lucas Hull .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Dale Hunter .... digital imaging engineer
Tim Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Vijay Kadapatti .... stereo production coordinator
Ryan Keely .... digital compositor
Ian Kelly .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist
Mike Knox .... systems engineer: stereoscopic conversion
Gerry Kodo .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Grant Lee .... second lead compositor: Stereo D
Adalberto Al Lopez .... visual effects supervisor: Creative Logik Universe
Son Lu .... stereoscopic lead
Yael Majors .... stereoscopic compositor
David Fred Masselink .... film I/O coordinator
Russell McCoy .... digital paint supervisor
Robert McInnis .... visual effects supervisor: Modern VideoFilm
David McMahon .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Eroc Moralls .... digital compositor
Carson Murdy .... stereoscopic artist: StereoD
Michael Murphy .... stereoscopic quality assurance: Stereo D
Travis Murray .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Christopher Myerchin .... stereoscopic compositer lead
Mohan Narayanaswamy .... quality manager
Patrick O'Riley .... rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Jared Otake .... digital compositor
Stephen J. Pavelski .... lead animator
Stephen J. Pavelski .... lead modeller
Daniel Perez .... stereoscopic depth artist: Stereo D
Phets Phonasa .... depth artist
Ezra Pike .... stereo roto artist (2012 version)
Derek N. Prusak .... stereoscopic editorial supervisor: StereoD
Patrick Reilly .... stereoscopic compositor
Pedro Luis Reyes .... senior stereoscopic artist
Jason Richardson .... stereoscopic compositor
Mike Rim .... stereoscopic compositor
Zachary J. Rose .... production assistant: StereoD
Brogan Ross .... technical director: stereoscopic conversion
Dylan Sanchez .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
David Satin .... ultimatte operator
Adrian Scherger .... stereoscopic assistant editor: StereoD
Daniel Schrepf .... stereoscopic roto lead
Ray Shantz .... senior engineer
Stanislav Shapetskiy .... stereo compositor
Sainath Shinde .... international production: Stereo D
Adnan Siddique .... stereoscopic roto lead
Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer: Modern VideoFilm
Andrea R. Stephens .... production coordinator: Deluxe
Nicholas Stocker .... rotoscope
Christopher Terry .... finaling lead: Stereo D (as Chris terry)
Jason Thomas .... stereo compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Eric Timm .... stereoscopic artist
Derek Tracy .... stereo compositor
Khuong Tran .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Thomas Tran .... desktop Technician: stereoscopic conversion (as Tomas Tran)
Thomas Tran .... desktop administrator: StereoD (as Tomas Tran)
Mark Victor Trappett .... render technical assistant
Chris Treichel .... stereo production coordinator: Stereo D
Michael Vaglienty .... Flame artist
Josiah Van Arsdel .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. .... lead stereoscopic compositor
Toby Wilkins .... visual effects: main title sequence, NWE
Marvin Yanez .... stereoscopic roto lead
Kim Yong-Kyun .... digital compositor
Kia R. Zokaie .... graphic designer
Tom Daws .... Inferno artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Donald Fly .... general manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
John Hirota .... visual effects compositor assistant (uncredited)
Simon Holden .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Kenneth Jones .... visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Maryjane Layani .... production accountant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Suzanne Mitus-Uribe .... Inferno artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Gregory Oehler .... compositing supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Jason Wardle .... lead CG artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Campbell .... assistant camera
Alan Gitlin .... assistant camera: focus and convergence puller
D.J. Roller .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Blanca Arreola .... assistant costume designer
Mem MacAfee .... costumes (as Mem Macafee)
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... stereoscopic post executive: Stereo D
Jenny Brandt .... post-production coordinator
Charlie Fuguet .... post-production consultant
Claudia Huerta .... assistant editor
Scott Klein .... final colorist
Saul Santell .... post-production assistant
Justin Shaw .... assistant editor
James Sheridan .... negative cutter
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer
Heidi Tebo .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Lindsay Fellows .... executive in charge of music
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Brian Leff .... music coordinator
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Other crew
Johnathan Aldrin .... office assistant
Peter Barnett .... co-executive producer: live streaming broadcast, (as Peter J. Barnett)
Hillary Bibicoff .... legal counsel
Geoff Burdick .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Wendy Chesebrough Lowe .... assistant: James Cameron (as Wendy Chesebrough)
Delia Circelli .... production coordinator
Todd Cogan .... production assistant
Iram Collantes .... production coordinator
Jill DeWinter .... assistant: Gig Rackauskas
Damien Fitzpatrick .... facility supervisor
Joe Hagg .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Kendrick Hudson .... production assistant
Jason Hunt .... coordinator: live streaming broadcast,
Sharre Jacoby .... title producer: New Wave Entertainment
Efrain Lomeli .... production assistant
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Michael Maltzman .... ROV technician
Michael Maltzman .... fiber optics technician
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... on-set production assistant
Tom Prince .... executive in charge of production
Al Rives .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Parks Stephenson .... advisor
Mike Trainotti .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Dan Williams .... 24p conversion technician
Kia R. Zokaie .... quality assurance testing
Hunter Mackenzie Austin .... looping voices (uncredited)
Mark Dinicola .... film recordist (uncredited)
Farnaz .... development intern (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang .... director of information technology: Earthship.TV (uncredited)
Christopher Tin .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for thematic elements (longer video version)
USA:59 min | Germany:43 min | USA:92 min (Blu-ray extended special edition)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Australia:PG | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (longer video version) | USA:G (theatrical version)

Did You Know?

The two robotic submarines in the film are named Jake and Elwood, a reference to The Blues Brothers (1980).See more »
Factual errors: 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 (1997).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Aliens of the Deep (2005)See more »
DepartureSee more »


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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great Slideshow; Just O.K. Film, 8 June 2003
Author: critic_at_large from Hollywood

If this were James Cameron's slideshow of his ocean vacation, we would all agree he did a great job. Unfortunately, this collection of nice pictures doesn't work well as a film. Moreover, the incredibly high technology that enables remote cameras to drop two miles to the sea floor without imploding is not matched by state-of-the-art 3D imagery. To fit in their sardine cans, the 3D cameras used for this film had to be very, very small, and they had to use extreme wide-angle lenses. The result is that, notwithstanding the IMAX format, the scale ends up feeling small. There are a number of shots of the giant, four-story tall engines that powered the Titanic, still intact at the bottom of the ocean. Amazing! These things should take your breath away. Somehow, they don't in this presentation. You just don't get a feel for their size. Also, the blue/red 3D technology borrowed from the 1950s is not in the same league as the new polarized 3D technology used in, for example, the most recent Space Shuttle IMAX film. Disappointing. Also, Bill Paxton was not the right choice (yes, I get the whole "life imitating art" thing, but he added exactly nothing to this film). Rod Serling's narrations for the Cousteau films were interesting because, well, he was Rod Serling, but also because he had interesting things to say. You didn't hear Rod saying "look at that" or "wow" or "I can't believe we're really here." Finally, a crew member describes seeing an object on the ship that really brings home the humanity of the tragedy. Do we get to see the object (I am not identifying it here so as not to spoil this part of the film)? No. A waste. Now the good: the computer graphics are terrific, the reenactions are good, and the lighting, expert commentary, and photography are engaging enough to remind us of how many souls were lost in the Titanic disaster, the heroism and cowardice along the way, and how terribly sad and unnecessary the loss of life really was. Worth seeing, despite its flaws.

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