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Deepsea Challenge (2014)

Deepsea Challenge 3D (original title)
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A 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron's diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submersible.


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Credited cast:
James Cameron ... Self
Suzy Amis ... Self
Frank Lotito ... Giuseppe Buono
Paul Henri ... Don Walsh
Lachlan Woods Lachlan Woods ... Jacques Piccard


DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D follows the dramatic story of James Cameron's odyssey as he undertakes an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean. This is a journey of historic proportion and risk. The film will mesmerize viewers of all ages with the thrill of true discovery and the allure of the unknown, of new life forms, and of vistas never before captured on camera - all right here on planet Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Deep. Dangerous. Determined.



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Rated PG for language and brief disaster images | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


On the outside of the sub, attached to one of the arms, was a prototype Rolex Deep Sea "Challenge" Sea-Dweller watch. The watch is cabable of depths of 39,370 ft. Inside the Sub, James was wearing the commercial version of the Deep Sea Sea-Dweller watch, which can go to 12,800 ft. See more »

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Strangely uncomfortable, but worth a watch.
24 April 2019 | by kitellis-98121See all my reviews

There's something about James Cameron, as a person, that always makes me feel a little uneasy. He has oodles of talent, creativity, and drive, and has the power and money to make his many dreams and ambitions come true. And his passions are both ambitious and worthy. He has an awful lot to contribute to the world, in the fields of cinema, exploration, science, and ecology. He is a man who gets things done.

But somehow he just doesn't seem very nice. He doesn't exude much warmth or kindness. He seems slightly dangerous and unpredictable. Which is a shame. I'd like to like him as much as I respect and admire him. But there's just something...off...about him. But hey, I have Asperger's Syndrome so what do I know? People think I'm "off" too.

However, despite him making me feel discomforted, I still find him a fascinating individual, and his deepsea adventures are of great interest to me. I've seen a couple of other documentaries following his exploits and this was on a par with them in terms of interest factor and general excitingness. But, as another reviewer mentioned, the final underwater scenes were a little disappointing. I still look forward to his next project. I hope there's a documentary of it, but get the feeling that he'd rather be left alone and not have a camera in his face. Perhaps that's the discord that bothers me: he'd rather have his adventures alone, but needs to document them in order to justify (and finance) them, requiring the intrusive presence of a camera crew, who he probably views as parasites. Or I may be completely wrong. Who knows?

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21 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

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$149,879, 10 August 2014

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