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Added by prospect60
Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 09/10/2002
Latest update: 22/01/2019
User updates processed: 7

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Abyss, The: Special Edition (1989) (Uncut) [1988-85]

Country  USA  
Released  07/04/1993
Publisher  Fox Video
Price  99.98 USD

UPC  086162198861UPC=086162198861
Category  Sci-Fi

Color  Color
Length  171 min.
Sides  6
Chapters  82
Size  12"
Picture  Letterboxed
Ratio  2.35:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Box Set
Rot status  Possible candidate [?]
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Manufactured by  Mitsubishi



Intro THX Broadway 
 Sound Encoding  Digital Tracks  Analog Tracks 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles  CC 
English No subtitle  English 

 Mint Marks sample 
1561-84-1 A 51  A30B14401
1561-84-1 B 53  B30B15050
1561-84-2 A 57  A30C07976
1561-84-2 B 54  B30C09512
1561-84-3 A 01  A30C16723
1561-84-3 B 02  B30C15468

 Additional Information by prospect60    09/10/2002 - Last update: 30/09/2003 

Collector's Edition Special Edition: 1992 Director's Cut

Contains 31 minutes of extra footage and the entire film running order was reconstructed to match the original script.

Side 5/6 contains "Under Pressure: Making of the Abyss" documentary, history of the production, photographs, and storyboards.

 Additional Information by disclord    26/03/2014 

The first title to be released under the THX LaserDisc program. Contains full frame THX audio and video test signals after the credits at the end of the CAV film side. The signals test disc and monitor quality as well as comb filtering and color resolution.

 Additional Information by charizard006 (148)   26/03/2014 

Chapter 29 on side 6 contains a trailer for the film Aliens after the color bars.

 Additional Information by pondus    18/02/2015 

  • New digitally mastered transfer supervised by James Cameron
  • Restored footage not included in theatrical release
  • Full color brochure including program notes by J. Cameron, chapters listings and viewers guide to additional scenes
  • Premiere presentation of "UNDER PRESSURE: MAKING THE ABYSS", a one hour documentary featuring new interviews with the filmmakers and cast members about "the toughest shoot in film history"
  • Exclusive COLLECTOR'S SECTION including:
    • Annotated history of the production
    • Rare production photographs
    • Documented evolution of the story
    • Complete treatment and final draft of the screenplay
    • Behind the scenes footage
    • Production artwork
    • Storyboards
    • Original advertising materials, including the original theatrical teaser and trailer

 Additional Information by blam1 (182)   08/09/2016 

Known by two different catalog numbers. The box is 1988-85, but the discs and labels are all 1561-84.