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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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Storyline

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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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:

$17,093,668

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,780,668
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Runtime:

(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

In 2003 when IMAX was still mostly a speciality format, and not as prevalent as it is today, many IMAX venues offered double bills to attract customers with added value. Ghosts of the Abyss was largely paired with the IMAX version of The Matrix Revolutions (2003). 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

Referenced in Aliens of the Deep (2005) See more »

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Underwater Waltz
Written and Performed by Anatoly M. Sagalevitch (as Dr. Anatoly Sagalevitch)
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The mystery of history is a noble teacher
10 September 2005 | by jmbwithcatsSee all my reviews

Experiencing the ship firsthand and her mysteries, histories, details respected and moralities still teaching, it's a love, an awe inspiring and sad tale of Bibilical proportions.

The mystery and history of the Titanic is fascinating and evocative; nearly Biblical. The largest liner, the ignorance to think it could never sink and the arrogance of not putting on enough lifeboats due to aesthetics, I'm just glad in this day and age we have life rafts which take up so much less space we will never run into a shortage of life rafts problem ever again.

Paxton is great as always, and a documentary setting brings out the explorer within, and is respectfully and well made. Learning about the stairway floating out allowing for easier access to the interior of the ship for example I did not know about.

Good movie.

QUESTION: Anyone know why they were not supposed to go into C deck? They seemed to have a very good, albeit unspoken reason for this.

I see nothing wrong with Cameron's love for the Titanic story, it's a near mythical experience and I find it truly a learning experience and a marvel.

Soon the sea will claim the ship utterly, and the Titanic is a teacher of morality, of a past, and the failings of modern man, and the mystery of history in heart of exploration and awe.

The Titanic will always have something to teach us, and that is important.

The museum pieces are important because it allows for the memory to be respected and a teacher to future generations.

That we can put a name to artifacts assures their memory lives on.

There was no disrespect, in fact quite the opposite.


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