The Abyss (Captioned)

United States, 1989

Film
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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.

Credits

producer

Gale Anne Hurd

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Duration

02:14:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38654

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sea in motion pictures

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Underwater exploration

Closed captioning

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Underwater exploration

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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