The Abyss: Special Edition (1989)


"Heart stopping...white knuckle...deep sea thrills." -- David Ansen, Newsweek

In this thrilling underwater action-adventure from writer-director James Cameron (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY), a civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search-and-rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver (Ed Harris) soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey over 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface, where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn co-star.

This DVD includes both the Special Edition, with 28 minutes of additional foootage PLUS the original theatrical version.

DVD Features...

Scene Access, Audio Commentary, Trailers, 'Making Of' Documentary, Production Notes, Interactive Game, Multi-angle, DVD-ROM Content, Closed Captioned, THX, 2-Disc Set, Commentary Text Only

Easter Eggs...

There are various trailers hidden on disc 2. You can find them as follows:

Personnel Lockers:
Keep going up until you get to the last page of items. Put your cursor on the Building "Deepcore" and push RIGHT. Select the highlighted item to see the Aliens trailer.
Imaging Station:
Go to the VCR Tape labeled "Pseudopod Multi Angle". Push LEFT and you should go to an item on the far left of the screen. Select this to see another Aliens trailer.

Select the clipboard in the lower right of the screen, then go DOWN. Your cursor will move to an item on the wall at the top of the screen and you will see some text on the monitor that references Strange Days. Select this item and you will go to a Strange Days trailer.
The Abyss In-Depth:
Keep pressing UP until you get to the The Wave item and push UP one more time. There is a Harrier in the sky that you can select and it takes you to a True Lies trailer.
When your cursor is on the Reviews Trailer poster, push UP and you will get to an Aliens item that shows a trailer.

From the Main Trailer poster, push DOWN and you will get to a True Lies item that shows a trailer.

From the True Lies item push RIGHT and you will get to a Strange Days trailer
Highlight "Under Pressure: The Making of The Abyss." Press LEFT to highlight the chapter list. Scroll DOWN until you reach chapter 18. An alien face hugger appears on a pipe at top of screen, press LEFT to highlight face hugger for another Aliens trailer.
Main Menu: Audio Options:
Go up from Return to Sub Bay to highlight the alien face hugger on top of the speaker. Press enter for an aliens Trailer.
Main Menu: Subtitle Options:
Go left to highlight the face hugger hiding behind table for another Aliens trailer.

All in all there are 6 Aliens trailers, 2 True Lies trailers, and 2 Strange Days trailers.


Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., George Robert Klek, Christopher Murphy, Adam Nelson, Dick Warlock, Jimmie Ray Weeks, J. Kenneth Campbell, Ken Jenkins, Chris Elliott, Peter Ratray, Michael Beach, Brad Sullivan, Frank Lloyd, Phillip Darlington, Joseph C. Nemec III, Joe Farago, William Wisher Jr., Marcus K. Mukai, Wendy Gordon, Paula Cross, Thomas F. Duffy, Chris Anastasio, Emily Yancy, Michael Chapman, Tom Isbell, Mike Cameron

Directed By...

James Cameron

See Also...

The Abyss: Special Edition

Technical Details...
Running Time:
171 mins
Release Date:
Picture Format:
Soundtrack Languages:
English: DD 5.1, English: DD 2

Lightstorm Entertainment, 20th Century Fox,
Science-Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Drama
English, Spanish, Commentary

The Abyss

The Abyss


DVD Features:

Collection no. 1

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