G | | Documentary, Family
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.
In 2003 when IMAX was still mostly a speciality format, and not as prevalent as it is today, many IMAX venues offered double bills to attract customers with added value. Ghosts of the Abyss was largely paired with the IMAX version of The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
The crucial thing about deep-sea photography is lighting.
The fourth funnel is shown falling backwards when the ship breaks in two in the sinking simulation. It would do no such thing. It would fall forward like the other funnels. This is also seen in the "final plunge" montage with the photographs of the passengers who perished in the disaster superimposed in front of the footage of the ship sinking from the movie Titanic (1997).
The theatrical version was shortened down to 43 minutes running time so that it will fit into the standard screening schedule of the local IMAX theaters, i.e. an IMAX film must not run longer than 45 minutes so that it is possible to start a screening every hour.
$1,408,474 13 April 2003
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