Aliens of the Deep (2005)

G  |   |  Documentary, Family  |  25 August 2005 (Germany)
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James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ...
Himself - MIR Chief Pilot and Keldysh Expedition Leader (as Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch)
Genya Chernaiev ...
Himself - MIR Pilot
Victor Nischeta ...
Himself - MIR Pilot
Pamela Conrad ...
Herself - Astrobiologist: JPL
Arthur 'Lonne' Lane ...
Himself - Astronomer and Planetary Scientist (as Dr. Arthur 'Lonne' Lane)
Jim Childress ...
Himself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara (as Dr. Jim Childress)
Herself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Michael Henry ...
Himself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Hand ...
Himself - Planetary Scientist: Stanford University and SETI Institute
Maya Tolstoy ...
Herself - Marine Seismologist: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Herself - President: Space Generation Foundation
Kelly Snook ...
Herself - Planetary Scientist: NASA
Megan McArthur ...
Herself - NOAMA Astronaut: NASA (as Dr. Megan McArthur)
Tori Hoehler ...
Herself, Astrobiologist, AMES (as Dr. Tori Hoehler)
Charles Pellegrino ...
Himself - Science Observer


James Cameron journeys to some of the Earth's deepest, most extreme and unknown environments in search of the strange and alien creatures that live there. Joining him is a team of young NASA scientists and marine biologists who consider how these life forms represent life we may one day find in outer space not only on distant planets orbiting distant stars, but also within our own solar system. Aliens of the Deep is the result of expeditions to several hydrothermal vent sites in the Atlantic and the Pacific. These are violent volcanic regions where new planet is literally being born and where the interaction between ocean and molten rock creates plumes of super-heated, chemically-charged water that serve as oases for animals unlike anything ever discovered. Six-foot tall worms with blood-red plumes and no stomach, blind white crabs, and a biomass of shrimp capable of "seeing" heat all compete to find just the right location in the flow of the super-heated, life-giving water or to fry ... Written by Anonymous

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The search for life beyond begins below.


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Release Date:

25 August 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A mélység szülöttei  »

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$479,368 (USA) (28 January 2005)


$8,968,045 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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An unusual look at Jim Cameron. The director in his deep diving expedition.
14 February 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I've been always a fan of James Cameron and his movies. And I will never forgive myself for taking so much time to watch this one. I wish I could had seen it before his newest masterpiece, Avatar, which I'm looking forward to write about too.

I'm still overwhelmed by the whole thing. Cameron presents us some of the people he worked with in this movie and they're all illuminated and wise human beings. It's a pleasure too see these people working together to give us a fantastic adventure. The way Cameron works, how he talks to his crew, how he describes some life forms (''look at this creature, it's beautiful, looks like a dancer'' or ''I could watch this guy all the time, it seems it is glowing from within''), how he films the diving sequences, it's all amazing.

Cameron is a visionary, a surprisingly talented filmmaker, who is also bold and courageous like no other director. This film is inspirational. Watch it for beautiful underwater sequences, the energy of Jim Cameron and the talent and knowledge of all these people that worked with him.

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