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The abyss / 20th Century Fox ; directed by James Cameron ; written by James Cameron ; produced by Gale Anne Hurd.

When a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks, the Navy commandeers the crew of a civilian deep sea oil rig to help in the rescue operation. This perilous mission becomes a wondrous odyssey into the unknown as forces from the ocean's deepest region begin to make contact with the divers.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition ; widescreen edition.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2000]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1989.
Other special features: Commentary option for both versions of film (text only) ; 12-page booklet.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The films. Special ed. (171 min.) ; theatrical version (146 min.) -- Disc 2. Abyss in-depth. Under pressure : making the Abyss, documentary (60 min.) ; James Cameron's complete screenplay ; multi-angles of pseudopod sequence ; 3 DVD-ROM games ; extensive storyboards and original concept art ; etc.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Alan Silvestri ; production design, Leslie Dilley ; director of photography, Mikael Salomon ; editor, Joel Goodman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester, Todd Graff, John Bedford Lloyd, J.C. Quinn, Kimberly Scott, Capt. Kidd Brewer, Jr., George Robert Klek, Christopher Murphy, Adam Nelson.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
English dialogue (5.1 and Dolby surround), with optional Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Nuclear submarines > United States > Drama.
Submarine disasters > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > Drama.
Deep diving > Drama.
Ocean bottom > Drama.
Deep-sea drilling ships > Drama.
Cold War > Drama.
Horror films.
Feature films.
Genre: Science fiction films.
Topic Heading: DVDs for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Degenstein.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Degenstein Community Library DVF ABYSS (Text) 35031301269180 DVD Available -

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