The Abyss (Captioned)

United States, 1989

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An American nuclear submarine is mysteriously attacked by an unidentified vessel and when the crew of the submarine go deep into the ocean bed to investigate they find a force so powerful it threatens the future of humankind. Technically a masterpiece, with awesome set designs and special effects, and a chilling soundtrack, “The Abyss” is a terrifying movie. Directed by James Cameron (“Aliens”), “The Abyss” is an extravagantly mannerist example of the science-fiction genre in which the “dark force” is a mirror for the destructive powers which humans unleash on themselves.

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Gale Anne Hurd

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Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation


James Cameron



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