Excerpt: This documentary is James Cameron's first directing project since "Titanic" in 1997. It was originally presented as a 3-D IMAX film. It is now presented in 2-D format on this DVD. The original 61-minute version is included as well as an expanded 92-minute version.
Excerpt: I have a strange perspective on Ghosts of the Abyss since my dad has been in the research submersible business most of my life. With nothing else to do one day, some of his colleagues did some quick cocktail-napkin calculations: the money used to fund a single launch of a NASA shuttle would have funded their research outfit for several hundred years working 24/7, 365.
Excerpt: This picks up where Titanic left off. This is true, but also a bit misleading. “Ghosts of the Abyss” is an IMAX movie that was shot in 3-D and has now been released on DVD in a 2-D version. But what of Titanic? It’s still there, resting in the North Atlantic where it went down over 90 years ago. Director James Cameron won 11 Oscars for his movie and hasn’t really done much since, except continue to dwell on this ship.
Conclusion: Ghosts of the Abyss sounds like a vanity project, one relying on James Cameron's wealth, power, and unwavering interest in the Titanic . And it is. But it is also a compelling documentary that in many ways gets us closer to the ship's historic sinking than anything else (even meticulous dramatization) ever has.
Conclusion: A few years after 'Titanic' shattered box-office records, filmmaker James Cameron decide to return to the real-life RMS Titanic for another diving expedition. Joining him is actor Bill Paxton, who also serves as narrator, and a team of scientists seeking to further explore the legendary British passenger liner and marvel at its still-majestic beauty while pondering on the many stories intimately linked to that tragic night during the ship's maiden voyage across the...
Excerpt: Ghosts of the Abyss is an amazing technical success. Whatever happens in the movie itself is of little consequence. Thus its approximately 60 minute running time is wholly appropriate as a showcase for James Cameron's incredible new 3D film making technology and as a quick dip down to the Titanic to see what's been happening down there since the last time an overeager sub crew visited.