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Ghosts Of The Abyss
Genre: Special Interest

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

James Cameron & Bill Paxton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes G-rated, 61-minute theatrical and 92-minute, PG-rated extended DVD version viewing options. Extra features found on Disc Two include six featurettes that cover such subjects as visual effects, Paxton under pressure, Zodiac cowboys, Jake and Elwood (the bots that got the shots inside Titanic, what it was like for the crew to be out at sea on 9/11, and home movies shot on the Keldysh. There is also a nine-minute multi-camera MIR experience.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31849
(MPAA Rating): G/PG
(Rating Reason):

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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 61 & 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/27/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): James Cameron
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Story Synopsis:
In "Ghosts Of The Abyss," James Cameron ("Titanic," "The Abyss") continues with his fascination of the Titanic as he explores the bottom of the Atlantic in hopes of discovering more secrets revolving around the fateful ship. Traveling on the Keldysh, the largest scientific research vessel in the world, he and his friend Bill Paxton are joined by a group of underwater explorers, microbiologists, and historians, all of whom wish to be a part of discovering this

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a 2-D picture (shown theatrically in Large Format 3-D) that offers excellent quality. Images are sharp and beautifully detailed. In the depths of the ocean, the dark blue waters and floating particles envelop the sunken Titanic, which is gorgeously photographed. There is little to distract, except some shots that appear a bit muddy and there is some minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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