The Abyss
20th Century Fox (1989)
Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
In Collection
171 mins

Michael Biehn Lt. Coffey
Leo Burmester Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff Alan Carnes
Ed Harris Virgil Brigman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Lindsey Brigman
John Bedford Lloyd Jammer Willis
J.C. Quinn Arliss Dawson
Kimberly Scott Lisa Standing
Leo Burmeister Catfish De Vries
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. Lew Finler
George Robert Klek Wilhite
Christopher Murphy Schoenick
Adam Nelson Ensign Monk
Jimmie Ray Weeks Leland McBride
J. Kenneth Campbell DeMarco

Director James Cameron
Producer Van Ling
Gale Anne Hurd
Writer James Cameron
Cinematography Mikael Salomon
Musician Alan Silvestri

A group of NAVY SEALS and oil drillers are trapped under the ocean during a storm, and cut off from the ships above them. The group discovers that intelligent life actually exists, and it is underwater instead of in outer space. The confined space and realization that aliens exist effects each character differently. Good or evil intentions are the question asked not only by the humans but by the aliens as well. Human nature is tested as each person decides what they are willing to risk in order to protect others. The tension finally boils over, and the entire group is put at risk through selfish acts of a select few.

Edition Details
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 024543036739
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/5/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Includes Both the Special Edition, with 28 Minutes of Additional Footage, PLUS the Original Theatrical Version Commentary Option for Both Versions (Text Only) DVD-ROM Script & Storyboard-To-Screen Comparison