The Abyss | Special Edition | Re-Issued

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Canada

UPC/EAN/Barcode
024543058359

Distributor
Fox

Contents
» 2 Discs
» Digipack
» Slipcase
» 12-page Booklet

Out of Print
No

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.dvdsoon.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» The Abyss (movie)
» Multi-Story Option: Watch the Theatrical Cut or the 28 min longer Special Edition Cut
» Video Subscripture Version (trivia track)
» Cast & crew biographies
» Production notes
» DVD-ROM Contents: Screenplay/storyboard access while watching the film

Type
DVD, R1, NTSC

Picture
2.35:1 Non-Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0 Surround
» French DD 2.0 Surround (THX Certified)

Subtitles
English, Spanish


 Disc 2

Contents
» Under Pressure : Making The Abyss
» 8 Making of featurettes
» Special Effects - Oscar Reel
» Multi-Angles of the "Pseudopod" sequence
» Trailers / TV spot
» Complete Story treatment (text)
» Complete Special Edition Screenplay (text)
» All 773 original storyboards
» Photo & Artwork Gallery
» Easter Eggs

Type
DVD, R1, NTSC


 Movie Details

Original Title
The Abyss

Year
1989

Director
James Cameron

Cast
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

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096754/


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 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This digipack could've been a 7 on my scale but the slipcase is really thin and the digipack feels a bit cheap (the glue came of on a corner on mine). But on the whole I really like the new re-issued artwork for this title. The white is really white and the black and blues are really blacks and blues. The only downer is that (contrary to what the picture may have you thinking) this is not a glossy packaging by any means.

The artwork is good but they could've gone for a little better quality overall; the digipack feels to big for the slipcase, the slipcase AND digipack feel easily damaged and the disc artwork looks a bit low quality and pixaly if you ask me. I guess in the end it should have been a 5 on my scale but the artwork is really good so I'm giving it a break just for that.


Disc contents / Extras

Ahhh, but the inside is very ey-OK. We get pretty good looking animated menus and an insightful making of that really runs as deep (pun intended) as a good making of should. We also get a bunch of galleries, a multi-story option (allowing you to watch the original theatrical version or a new extended cut of the film) and a number of little featurettes. The only thing missing feels like a commentary track, but I guess you can't have it all sometimes. Pretty neat little package anyway and a bit more of a quality feel to it than the outer packaging.


Sidenotes

This is the re-issued release that was made available in october of 2003 (The white digipack was not available with the original issue). Furthermore, if you want to purchase this release, it should be mentioned that the R1US re-release includes a Dolby Digital 5.1 track that's sadly NOT included with the R1CA release.


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