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Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

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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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James Cameron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Himself
John Broadwater John Broadwater ... Himself (as Dr. John Broadwater)
Lori Johnston Lori Johnston ... Herself (as Dr. Lori Johnston)
Charles Pellegrino Charles Pellegrino ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Pellegrino)
Don Lynch Don Lynch ... Himself / Thomas Andrews
Ken Marschall Ken Marschall ... Himself / J. Bruce Ismay
James Cameron ... Himself
Mike Cameron ... Himself
Jeffrey N. Ledda Jeffrey N. Ledda ... Himself
Corey Jaskolski Corey Jaskolski ... Himself
Jason Paul Jason Paul ... Himself
Eric Schmitz Eric Schmitz ... Himself
Genya Chernaiev Genya Chernaiev ... Himself
Victor Nischeta Victor Nischeta ... Himself
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Himself (as Dr. Anatoly 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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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Titanic szellemei See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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(Blu-ray extended special edition)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film has the odd distinction of being James Cameron's only theatrically released film since his first, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, to not have a title that starts with the letters A or T. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The DVD extended version documents the initial attempt to rescue Elwood where Jake is almost lost as well. See more »

Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Just the Two of Us
Written by Bill Withers, Ralph MacDonald and William Salter
Performed by The Hit Crew
Under license from Turn Up the Music, Inc.
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The Titanic brought to life - again?
18 August 2003 | by psi_flaSee all my reviews

Rating: **** (out of *****)

James Cameron's journey down undersea into the heart of the Titanic gets the IMAX treatment, with Bill Paxton as the narrator. The words "into the heart of the Titanic" may scare off some people, but don't worry, there's no wooden love story here. Instead, we get a fascinating, well-prepared and detailed documentary about the Titanic and some of its passengers, underlining how many of the ship's elements have stood the passage of time. Unfortunately (in my opinion anyway), it's a little pretentious, not always involving and sometimes self-indulgent. But I still highly recommend it to those really interested in either the history of the Titanic or the 1997 film, and also to general audiences who are looking for something a little more innovative than what we get in cinemas these days.


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