The Abyss: Special Edition – 4K Restoration

James Cameron · 1989
171min · 4K DCP
  • Saturday, Jan 6, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 7, 2024, 4:00pm
  • Monday, Jan 8, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024, 7:00pm

Before he re-sank the RMS Titanic and staged grand naval battles in the oceans of Pandora, James Cameron stared into THE ABYSS in this film steeped in the frightful fascination of the world beneath the waves, about a civilian diving team led by Virgil "Bud" Brigman (Ed Harris) and estranged wife Lindsey (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) who, along with their Navy SEAL escort, come face to face with an alien undersea species while searching for a missing nuclear submarine. Pressured by studio brass to bring down his film’s runtime upon its initial release in 1989, Cameron would restore nearly a half hour of footage to the April 1993 LaserDisc release of THE ABYSS: SPECIAL EDITION, presented here in a new 4K restoration just over 30 years later.

“Colossally ambitious, this logistically boggling and technically brilliant film from writer-director James Cameron is a visual tour de force, featuring overall, the greatest underwater sequences ever seen on film.” Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter