David Hume. Tweet History Talk (0) Share. Because, simply, some of the plot holes are, if not filled in, at least covered over. Send. Jimmy Stewart Actor . A place on earth more awesome than anywhere in space. Original title The Abyss. Director. Great adventure, albeit a bit long, and with some stand-out scenes. IMDb Score: NextFilm Score: theMovieDB Score: Share This Film: Tweet "There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss." But, Dead Calm (a film about being on the ocean) is pretty great in a low budget way, and The Little Mermaid obviously is better known as the beginning of the new age of Disney animation. The 70mm prints of The Abyss were intended to be projected in a 2.20:1 aspect ratio and were blown up from Super-35. The primary references for this project were regional newspaper coverage and trade reports published in Billboard, Boxoffice, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. Because, simply, some of the plot holes are, if not filled in, at least covered over. In case you missed them or desire a refresher read, the Bits’ other James Cameron retrospectives include The Terminator 30th anniversary, Aliens 30th anniversary, and Terminator 2 25th anniversary. I’d remaster the 1950s The Blob before I’d do this one. 1989 139 min PG-13 Science Fiction, Action/Adventure Feature Film. IMDb Rating 7.6 141,378 votes. The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. That makes it a pretty average film. Virgil ' Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Coate: Can you discuss the performances in the film, especially those of the leads, Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio? A quote from which philosopher appeared at the very beginning of the film? Lindsey Brigman: Explorer, this is Cab Three, starting our descent along the umbilical. I can’t even really remember what those are about and I’m an actual popular film scholar. J. Campbell DeMarco. Coffey looks and he sees Russians. As of Dec 12 20. The Abyss, a chop suey of Aliens and several Spielberg movies, ... Capt. Pin. But Deep Star Six or Leviathan? The Abyss really is a voyage of discovery, and not just for the crew that finds out it is not alone down there in the inky darkness.” — Desmond Ryan, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “[The Abyss leads] to a big let-down and Steven Spielberg rip-off ending. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jerry Alexander, Herbert Born, Raymond Caple, Sheldon Hall, Bobby Henderson, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Genevieve Maxwell, and Joe Odenthal, and an extra special thank-you to all of the librarians who helped with this project. I’ll remain disappointed that (with the possible exception of Harris) the three never got enough credit in their careers for how good they are at being character actors when they are surrounded by effects. But, his first few films are very much about nuclear anxiety — the Terminators destroying humanity that way, terrorism with nukes, even the destruction of the alien nest with a big nuclear explosion. Adam Nelson Ensign Monk, SEAL Team Member. You have to look with better eyes than that. Tweet +1. Arliss ' Captain Kidd Brewer J The Character Quotes / The Abyss (1989) / Lew Finler. The Abyss was released in 1989 and has 153 actors and actresses with connections in other movies. Rate this quote: (0.00 / 0 votes) 207 Views. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Jerome Thier Actor. See how much you know about "The Abyss" through this quiz! As a teen the thing I liked most about it was Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (and her hair), and as an old guy now it’s the fact that this movie made me feel like maybe we wouldn’t all kill each other with bombs. Share. Dick Warlock Dwight Perry. -- Lew Finler . 1 = Number of Academy Awards (Visual Effects), 2 = Rank among top-earning movies during opening weekend, 2 = Rank among top-earning science-fiction films of 1989, 7 = Number of months between theatrical release and home video release, 7 = Rank among top-earning films directed by James Cameron (adjusted for inflation), 11 = Rank among top-earning films of 1989 (summer season), 13 = Number of weeks of longest-running theatrical engagement, 19 = Rank among top-earning films of 1989 (calendar year), 23 = Rank among top-earning films of 1989 (retroactive / legacy / lifetime earnings), 1,533 = Number of theaters playing the movie during opening week, $6,079 = Opening weekend per-screen-average, $238,737 = Box-office gross (1993 extended cut re-release), $9.3 million = Opening weekend box-office gross, $19.3 million = Opening weekend box-office gross (adjusted for inflation), $28.7 million = Box-office rental (domestic, original release), $35.5 million = Box-office gross (international), $54.2 million = Box-office gross (domestic, original release), $59.4 million = Box-office rental (domestic, adjusted for inflation), $73.5 million = Box-office gross (international, adjusted for inflation), $89.8 million = Box-office gross (worldwide, original release), $90.1 million = Box-office gross (worldwide, lifetime), $97.3 million = Production cost (adjusted for inflation), $112.7 million = Box-office gross (domestic, adjusted for inflation), $186.2 million = Cumulative box-office gross (worldwide, adjusted for inflation), Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Granville 7-plex (7) [THX], Los Angeles (Beverly Grove) — Cineplex Odeon’s Beverly Center 13-plex (9) [THX], Los Angeles (Canoga Park) — GCC’s Fallbrook 7-plex (10) [THX], Los Angeles (Hollywood) — UA’s Egyptian Triplex (11) [THX], Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks) — GCC’s Sherman Oaks 5-plex (7) [THX], Los Angeles (Westwood Village) — GCC’s Avco Center Triplex (10) [THX], Mountain View — Syufy’s Century 10-plex (9), Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex (6), Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4-plex (8), Orange — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8-plex (10), Pleasant Hill — Syufy’s Century 5-plex (8), Redondo Beach — GCC’s Galleria South Bay 6-plex (10) [THX], Sacramento — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8-plex (10), Sacramento — UA’s Arden Fair Mall 6-plex (13), San Diego — UA’s Horton Plaza 7-plex (4+) [THX], San Francisco — UA’s Galaxy 4-plex (#1: 11) [THX], San Francisco — UA’s Galaxy 4-plex (#2: 7) [THX], San Jose — Syufy’s Century Berryessa 10-plex (4+), Universal City — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18-plex (9) [THX], Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Wisconsin Avenue 6-plex (6) [THX], Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (8) [THX], Des Moines — Excellence’s River Hills (10), Overland Park — Dickinson’s Glenwood 4-plex (8), St. Louis Park — Cineplex Odeon’s Cooper Twin (8), Paramus — Cineplex Odeon’s Route Four 10-plex (8), West Orange — GCC’s Essex Green Triplex (6) [THX], Garden City — Loews’ Roosevelt Field 8-plex (5), New York (Brooklyn) — UA’s The Movies at Sheepshead Bay 9-plex (6), New York (Manhattan) — Cineplex Odeon’s Bay (5), New York (Manhattan) — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (5), New York (Manhattan) — Loews’ Orpheum Twin (5), New York (Manhattan) — Trans-Lux’s Gotham (10), New York (Queens) — UA’s Continental Triplex (5), Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Hyland Twin (9), Philadelphia — Sameric’s Sam’s Place Twin (6), Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Place Alexis-Nihon Triplex (8), Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4-plex (8) [THX], Dallas — GCC’s Northpark West Twin (5) [THX], Houston — Cineplex Odeon’s Spectrum 9-plex (9) [THX], Tacoma — GCC’s Lincoln Plaza 8-plex (11) [THX], Tukwila — Cineplex Odeon’s Southcenter (6), Capt. Coate: It has been ages since The Abyss was offered in a contemporary state-of-the-art home video release? Killed Off for Real: Drowns when the living quarters are flooded and sealed. Lew Finler Quotes in The Abyss (1989) Share. Share. On a certain level the character set-up of two divorced people forced to work with each other is pretty trite. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the US search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Russian vessels to recover the boat. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. An underwater rescue mission is put into effect to find survivors on a stricken nuclear submarine which went down in unexplained circumstances. Michael Coate can be reached via e-mail through this link. But, really, I think its legacy will be as a connector film from Cameron’s early stuff to his mid-career stuff. Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., Actor: The Abyss. The Abyss was released on August 9, 1989. Like. -- Lindsey Brigman . It’s no compliment to note that, even when it looks and tastes great, The Abyss isn’t filling at all.” — Michael Sragow, San Francisco Examiner, “[The Abyss] asks us to believe that the drowned return to life, that the comatose come to the rescue, that driven women become doting wives, that Neptune cares about landlubbers. But The Abyss lacks the intricately worked-out narrative of The Terminator or the Aliens star power of Weaver. And he never made that mistake again. This is the one where it doesn’t explode, though. Notify me of new comments via email. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on Pinterest; Share on Reddit; Email to a friend; Review Our Score . Lindsey Brigman Quotes in The Abyss (1989) Share. Alan ' John Bedford Lloyd. The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 30th anniversary of the release of The Abyss, James Cameron’s (The Terminator, Titanic) underwater sci-fi adventure starring Ed Harris (The Right Stuff) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Color of Money). Released Year: 1989. Aasif Mandvi Actor. Lindsey Brigman. And you can’t really overstate the importance of that at the time. Bendix. Like. The Abyss. Coate: Do you think The Abyss works best in its 1989 theatrical cut or the revised cut from a few years later? These were arguably the best theaters in which to have experienced The Abyss and the only way to have faithfully heard the movie’s discrete multichannel audio mix or to have been guaranteed a theater tune-up prior to the booking. It’s the end of the Cold War that kills that version, and demands a significant edit in ’89. Kapell is a Lecturer in American Studies and his other books include (with Ace G. Pilkington) The Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek: Essays on J.J. Abrams’ Final Frontier (McFarland, 2019), Exploring the Next Frontier: Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in the 1960s and 1970s American Myth and History (Routledge, 2016) and (with William G. Doty) Jacking In to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation (Bloomsbury, 2004). The Abyss Trivia. But, that happened because he didn’t have the final cut. ... Lew Finler. Share your thoughts on this Abyss's quote with the community: 0 Comments. The Abyss is a 1989 film about an undersea mobile oil-rig crew who are called on to assist in the recovery of a lost nuclear submarine, but who find unexpected mysteries and perils in the mission. The listing does not include any pre-release screenings, any of the movie’s thousands of standard 35mm engagements, or any moveover bookings, second run, re-release, international, etc. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. Kidd Brewer Jr.), passed away at the age of 41 in Raleigh, North Carol. They discover a new and mysterious species while deep in the ocean. Perhaps more importantly, though, is that it does this without compromising the plot and the characters too much. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the U.S. search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Soviet vessels to recover the boat. Christopher Murphy Schoenick, SEAL Team Member. Edit. The Abyss (1989) ... Capt. He sees hate and fear. Kimberly Scott. Kidd Brewer Jr (“Lew Finler”), 1948-1990, Don Bassman (Re-Recording Mixer), 1927-1993, Leo Burmester (“Catfish De Vries”), 1944-2007, Joe Viskocil (Special Effects Coordinator), 1952-2014. Give him credit for trying to move beyond the world of the technoweenie, but the truth is that Cameron just isn’t a transporting kind of guy. Share on: Share via Facebook; Share via Twitter; Share via Email; 4 / 5 stars 83% 89%. Ed Harris Bud Brigman Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Lindsey Brigman Michael Biehn Lt. Coffey George Robert Klek Wilhite John Bedford Lloyd "Jammer" Willis Christopher Murphy Seal Schoenick Adam Nelson Ensign Monk J.C. Quinn "Sonny" Dawson Kimberly Scott Lisa "One Night" Standing Capt. The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the applicable cinema name. This is the sort of listing (sans the duration figures) that might have trended on the Internet to assist moviegoers in finding a 70mm presentation near them had such a resource existed in 1989. During the dangerous operation the crew find more than they expected in the deep abyssal trenches of the Atlantic Ocean. [Read on here...]. Virgil: Finler, why don't you just shut up and put your gear on? Matthew Kapell: In a couple of ways: As the last film Cameron allowed to be meddled with, and as a film that first brought together his desire to combine science fiction with the ocean. The movie got positive reviews from critics. Who knows, we might learn something from them.’ But the climax of Close Encounters was breathtaking and the climax of The Abyss is downright embarrassing.” — Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times, “The payoff to The Abyss is pretty damn silly — a portentous deus ex machina that leaves too many questions unanswered and evokes too many other films.” — David Ansen, Newsweek, “The Abyss will, at times, leave you gasping for air, dazzled by its ingenuity, and plain befuddled by its complexity.” — Barbara Vancheri, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Call it Close Encounters of the Wet Kind.” — Eleanor Ringel, The Atlanta Constitution, “Cameron has a hell of an eye, and in The Terminator and Aliens he proved himself to be a great bare-knuckled fantasist. The movie is about a US search and recovery team who work with a oil platform crew to race against Russian vessels to recover a sunken American submarine in the Caribbean. Ken Jenkins Gerard Kirkhill. Jammer Willis. The Abyss, a chop suey of Aliens and several Spielberg movies, zips through your digestive track like a bunch of high-speed stir fry and leaves you with a big appetite for, say, Lawrence of Arabia.” — Kathy Huffhines, Detroit Free Press. But, seriously: It is a film that ranks highly among all films of the year. Read Less. Kapell: Yes. Lt. Coffey died in this film. So it fits The Abyss well, ... J.C. Quinn (Sonny), Kimberly Scott (One Night), Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. (Lew Finler), George Robert Klek (Wilhite), Christopher Murphy (Schoenick), Adam Nelson (Ensign Monk), Dick Warlock (Dwight Perry), Jimmie Ray Weeks (Leland McBride), J. Kenneth Campbell (DeMarco), Ken Jenkins (Kirkhill) and Chris Elliott (Bendix). Lew Finler: Bud, did you know your hand is blue? Thus the Chinese dinner syndrome that leaves you hungry two hours later. 15 Certificate ADVERTISEMENT. Lieutenant Hiram Coffey. Evolving from an idea writer/director James Cameron had while still in high school, the film follows the search for an American submarine, the Ohio-class USS Montana, that has sunk in the Caribbean. For the release of The Abyss, 20th Century Fox employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theatre Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the theaters selected to book a 70mm print. Lew Finler Quotes: Lew Finler: Bud, did you know your hand is blue? So, yes, this film is a pretty good film for both the era, and of the type. Coate: Where do you think The Abyss ranks among Cameron’s body of work? Coate: Thank you, Matthew, for sharing your thoughts about The Abyss on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. (Additional 70mm trailers from other studios circulated during this period as well, and which trailers, if any, seen during the presentations of The Abyss varied by venue and screening.). Director. Virgil: Finler, why don't you just shut up and put your gear on? Throw in top-notch special effects, an intelligent script and some breathtaking underwater action on breathtaking underwater sets, and you’ve got one of the best adventure films of the year.” — Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, “[The Abyss is] one of those rare movies that entertain — and scare — with something of substance while advancing our notion of what is possible in a film. Same sensibilities that enable writer-director James Cameron to deliver riveting, supercharged action segments get soggy when the ’aliens’ turn out to be friendly.” — Amy Dawes, Variety, “The Abyss isn’t merely Aliens under water. portrayed by: Kidd Brewer Jr. Badass Beard; The Big Guy: Along with Jammer, he’s one of the most imposing of the rig crew. Kapell: Oh, the theatrical release is kind of horrible. Watch it with Batman and one of them still holds up and the other looks hopelessly corny. It is an experience like no other.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, “The best way to enjoy this overwrought action film is to go in knowing it is spectacularly silly — something the writer and director, James Cameron, never concedes.” — Caryn James, The New York Times, “With all its numskullness, The Abyss is at heart a sweet movie, full of people dying and then living for love, and nothing new to add on the subject of other-worldlings than Close Encounters of the Third Kind offered 12 years ago: ’Give ’em a chance. George Robert Klek Wilhite. Financial analysis of The Abyss (1989) including budget, domestic and international box office gross, DVD and Blu-ray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. The Abyss (1989) as Lew Finler; Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) as Lou; Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993) as Camera and Electrical Department; Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. trend. But, it will also be remembered as a film that began the movement toward really beautiful CGI effects. Lew Finler: Bud, you know your hand is blue? That alone makes it something special. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 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. Watch the full movie online. So, which theaters in North America screened the 70mm presentation of The Abyss? All figures and data included in this article pertain to the United States and Canada except where stated otherwise. Divers working on an undersea oil platform move in to help a sinking nuclear submarine only to find themselves in danger, teetering on the edge of a precipice. 4 / 5 stars 83% 89%. The Abyss Jaz 2017-06-18T02:09:06-07:00. We truly appreciate your support. But then again, I think every film ever made should be remastered. Kapell: See my answer to [your first question]. 4 / 5 stars 83% 89%. The Abyss was a science fiction film, released in 1989. TMDb Rating 7.1. Kapell: I’m afraid it isn’t great. Plot: An American nuclear submarine encounters an alien species, which coincidentally causes massive electrical and hydraulic malfunctions, causing the sub to crash into an underwater cliff and sink. Kapell: It’s got to be near the bottom of his films, and he knows it. Friedrich Nietzsche. Coate: Do you think The Abyss works best in its 1989 theatrical cut or the revised cut from a few years later? Publish × Close Report Comment. Read Less. All of which helps to establish that he's nicer than his fellow SEALs. Thanks for your vote! THE ABYSS. . The Abyss (1989) Director: James Cameron Cinematographer: Mikael Salomon. The Montana, a U.S. Navy nuclear missile submarine, operating deep in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean Sea, encounters an unidentified submerged object moving at high speed. As well, the reverse may have been true in some cases whereas a booking began with a 35mm print because the lab was unable to complete the 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or the exhibitor negotiated a mid-run switch to 70mm. For the occasion The Bits features a package of statistics and box-office data that places the movie’s performance in context, along with passages from vintage film reviews, a reference/historical listing of the movie’s showcase presentations, and, finally, an interview segment with a film historian who reflects on the film three decades after its debut. “The Abyss does something that every single Cameron film does: explores new frontiers in the technology of film making. J.C. Quinn. He is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) and Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss… He also is Series Editor of several books on role-playing and video games. Contents. Like. Kidd Brewer Jr. Lew Finler But, if you asked me to put it on a list of such things it would be somewhere in the bottom third. As is Michael Biehn. Aristotle. "The Abyss Quotes." Here, when Cameron tries to express emotions that have more depth of breadth than a Miller Lite commercial, he fails. John Locke. A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and faces danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. Andy Senor Actor. Catfish De Vries. Lindsey Brigman Quotes: Lindsey Brigman: We all see what we want to see. Todd Graff. Written and directed by James Cameron. Average score for this quiz is 7 / 10. 1. But the reworking is a far better movie. Michael Coate (The Digital Bits): How do you think The Abyss should be remembered on its 30th anniversary? Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected. Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. (born August 27, 1948) in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and is a known Actor, Camera and Electrical Department. And that’s important. (You can also follow Michael on social media at these links: Twitter and Facebook), The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. In several respects, The Abyss is a nice plunge, but one that can’t pull away from all its gear.” — Jay Carr, The Boston Globe, “Here it is… the final would-be blockbuster of the summer, and one of the few that isn’t a sequel. Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. was born on August 27, 1948 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as Pierce Oliver Brewer Jr. Virgil 'Bud' Brigman: Finler, why don't you just shut up and put your gear on? Selected images copyright/courtesy CBS-Fox Home Video, Fox Video, Bobby Henderson, Lightstorm Entertainment, Pacific Western, Schauburg Archive, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Difficulty: Average. Played 612 times. The Abyss/Characters < The Abyss. The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. But Mastrantonio and Harris do such a wonderful job of making their characters real people that you often don’t notice how trite the set-up is. Even Ed Harris is pretty in it somehow. Kidd Brewer Jr. Lew Finler. Pin. Cast. Info. Share. That’s important. taglines. In these cases, any 35mm portion of the engagement (or movement out of a branded audio auditorium) has been included in the duration figure. A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. Kapell: Simply, I’d call it a film about the cold war and the hopes of surviving it. François Goeske Actor. Up until Titanic there’s a bomb of some kind in all his films. Note that some of the presentations included in this listing may have been presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of engagement due to contractual terms, print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print, or because the booking was relocated to a non-70mm-equipped auditorium within a multiplex. Web. By far. The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. Browse more character quotes from The Abyss (1989) Share. 4 / 5 stars 83% 89%. The Abyss James Cameron (1989) 133min. Lisa ' Chris Elliott. Henry Mowbray Actor. Also starring Michael Biehn (Aliens) and featuring groundbreaking visual effects, The Abyss opened thirty years ago this past summer. James Cameron. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the U.S. search and recovery team works w…. The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. In the end, however, this torpedo turns out to be a dud — it swerves at the last minute, missing its target and exploding ineffectually in a flash of fantasy and fairy-tale schtick.” — Chris Dafoe, The (Toronto) Globe and Mail, “The Abyss doesn’t quite come off, but it’s a commanding failure — a film with a genuine cinematic project, which is rare these days.” — Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune, “A firstrate underwater suspenser with an otherworldly twist. Fox’s 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo coming attraction trailers that circulated during the release of The Abyss included Die Hard 2, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Millennium, The War of the Roses and Worth Winning. Matthew Kapell is the editor (with Stephen McViegh) of The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2011). This is a thing in many of Cameron’s films: a trite and overused trope that is surpassed by the quality of performance he seems to get. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the U.S. search and recovery team works w… more » More The Abyss quotes » Collection Edit Buy. There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss. The listing includes the 70mm engagements that commenced August 9th 1989. Share. Directed by James Cameron. three discrete screen channels + one discrete surround channel + two tracks of “baby boom” low-frequency enhancement). Kapell: This is a hard one. This section of the article includes a reference / historical listing of the first-run 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo premium-format presentations of The Abyss in the United States and Canada. Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine. Less than five percent of The Abyss’ initial print run were in the deluxe 70mm format, which offered superior audio and image quality compared to its 35mm counterpart prints and were significantly more expensive to manufacture. 24 Jan. 2021. Leo Burmester. Film Profile: The Abyss - (1989) Click to enlarge. And, as one of the most important popular film makers of the last 60 years, that makes it an important film. The Montana, a U.S. Navy nuclear missile submarine, operating deep in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean Sea, encounters an unidentified submerged object. Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., as Lew Finler (as Capt. Lew Finler: Bud, did you know your hand is blue? RELATED. Coate: How would you describe The Abyss to someone who has never seen it or to someone who has avoided seeing it because they dislike science-fiction films? 1989 139 min PG-13 Science Fiction, Action/Adventure Feature Film. Where do you think The Abyss ranks among them? Would you like to see it released on Blu-ray and/or UHD Blu-ray? And that’s important.” — Matthew Kapell, editor of The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays. More information. Materializing out of the blue limbo is the enormous but sleek form of an Ohio-class SSBN ballistic missile submarine. “The Abyss is monumental mold-breaking entertainment. NEXT> 2. Kapell: It’s the prettiest. Event and prestige movies (what we might refer today as a tent-pole or high-profile release) have on occasion been given a deluxe release in addition to a conventional release. Share. 0 = Number of sequels, prequels, reboots, etc. Quotes.net. You don’t hurt them; they don’t hurt you. Coate: There were several underwater adventure/sci-fi/horror-type movies released in 1989. Tweet +1. Michael Biehn. With Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester. Cameron doesn’t just want us to take a scary dive; he means to transport us to a sense of wonder, too. 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