Under Pressure: The Making of THE ABYSS

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  • Documentary about the Making of The Abyss

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  • matteovrizzi
    matteovrizzi 6 दिन पहले

    Fantastic , epic movie. Top production and great cast. And MEM was really beautiful here.

  • Celtics fan #MambaOut RIP A True Legend
    Celtics fan #MambaOut RIP A True Legend 12 दिन पहले +2

    I just watched it for the 1st time tonight I must say it still holds up to this Day in 2020 and is better than more than half of the movies that come out now!

  • Paul Staker
    Paul Staker 17 दिन पहले

    It's a crying shame this movie got so shafted.
    One of the best scripted, acted, directed and produced Cameron pictures.

  • OG BobbyKush
    OG BobbyKush 21 दिन पहले

    “And if we were gonna go down we were all gonna go down.”
    -James Cameron
    I love that mindset

  • Dawn Almond
    Dawn Almond महीने पहले

    Thanks so much for posting. :-)

  • Eddie M
    Eddie M महीने पहले

    I've worked as an actor for 15 years, and I would last about 2 days on this set. Kudos to everyone involved. Great movie

  • 0221serendipity
    0221serendipity महीने पहले +2

    Wish they would remaster this movie in 4k blu ray with the long Cameron cut.

  • Grant Moyes
    Grant Moyes महीने पहले

    100% the first of my FIVE films I LOVE .... the second is E.T. / Steven Spielberg

  • Santa's Got An Axe
    Santa's Got An Axe महीने पहले

    Old School Movie Making.....Ya Gotta Love it!!!!🏆

  • Norman G.
    Norman G. महीने पहले +1

    One of the most interesting making-of in the cinema industry.

  • Keith Waugh
    Keith Waugh महीने पहले

    Brilliant Film, both "The Abyss" and "The Making of"

  • 19matanikola89
    19matanikola89 2 महीने पहले

    I can like every comment here , guess all of you people are my kindred souls.Amazing movie.

  • Nycholas17
    Nycholas17 3 महीने पहले

    Great movie. Holds up as well as it ever did. But I think after "Strange Days", Cameron ran out of original ideas and resorted to even more stellar special effects to mask his much more cliche storytelling.

    • reddes61
      reddes61 8 दिन पहले

      Wasn't strange days made by another ex wife. Kathryn Bigelow

  • Greg Rome
    Greg Rome 3 महीने पहले

    This film is one of my all time favorites. This and Shawshank,I never get tired of watching. Btw, Ed Harris’s performance is criminally underrated.

  • NXTWomenFan
    NXTWomenFan 3 महीने पहले +8

    "At no time did Ed Harris fear for his safety..." - James Cameron


  • Sonia Colon
    Sonia Colon 3 महीने पहले +1

    I love the abyss movie

  • Yusuf Garidi
    Yusuf Garidi 3 महीने पहले

    Thank you so much for posting this magic doc. My heart is overflowing with gratitude

  • Chris Foster
    Chris Foster 4 महीने पहले +3

    ‘45 people pissing in their wetsuits....it was amazing’

  • Bipin Mehta
    Bipin Mehta 5 महीने पहले

    Please convert this movie into 3D 4KUDHD

  • sixstringman
    sixstringman 5 महीने पहले

    Life's Abyss, and then you die.

  • Gemma Torres
    Gemma Torres 5 महीने पहले

    Simplemente, fascinante.

  • vomitedshit
    vomitedshit 5 महीने पहले

    is this a good doc?

  • crazzy8873
    crazzy8873 6 महीने पहले +3

    this movie to this day is one of my favs, i can watch over and over and probably do watch just about every year since it came out.these actors are the best ive ever watched threw all there movies.

  • O Dash
    O Dash 6 महीने पहले +1

    53:07 how the hell did that guy just keep on swimming?
    man, if I saw flatbed just driving around my swimming pool...

    JOHN SANTIAGO 6 महीने पहले

    Now you wonder why the best movies are from the 80s????

  • Clinton Anderson
    Clinton Anderson 6 महीने पहले +2

    When (not if) this movie gets its Blu-ray /4k /w release, I hope it's the unedited version.... And I hope it's re-released to theatres! I'd love to see this on the big screen again and I'm positive I'm not the only one

  • Luc Antonin
    Luc Antonin 6 महीने पहले

    That documentary is awesome... I've always loved this movie! I have a question: Does anybody know which music is being played from around 5:30 to 6:40? It's such a beautiful one, I wish I can find which title it is or group played it. Thanks in advance

  • Colin Mckinney
    Colin Mckinney 6 महीने पहले

    who else is here because of James Ransone?

  • Sam Sarvis
    Sam Sarvis 7 महीने पहले +2

    Ed Harris seemed high af when being interviewed.

  • Dominik Klein
    Dominik Klein 7 महीने पहले

    Unbelievable how the made this
    Not like this Marvel Shit nowadays all CGI, actors doing shit.
    Kevin Feige and the Russo can hope to lick James Camerons balls

  • Alex Mesi
    Alex Mesi 7 महीने पहले

    Excellent and underrated film, yet the Special edition is the one to watch. By the way . . .does anyone know where the background soundtrack for this documentary came from?

  • Dr Professor
    Dr Professor 7 महीने पहले +2

    I'm James Cameron THFT THFt THFFT

    • Koby Sampson
      Koby Sampson 7 महीने पहले

      Dr Professor 😂

  • skyethemovieguy
    skyethemovieguy 8 महीने पहले +5

    I feel like this movie is very underrated this movie is awesome

  • adamzanzie
    adamzanzie 8 महीने पहले +4

    Gale Ann Hurd claims that no movie will ever be as technologically difficult for the filmmakers as The Abyss was.

    Aaaaand then her ex-husband directs Titanic eight years later ;)

    • Paul Staker
      Paul Staker 7 महीने पहले +3

      Titanic was a whirlwind of a production but I'm sure the problems making Abyss was much more vast in scope.

  • blowingupyourmind
    blowingupyourmind 8 महीने पहले +7

    there's zero fish in the entire film which takes place completely underwater

    • Dawn Almond
      Dawn Almond महीने पहले

      That's because they had no $$ left over for sea life after creating the CGI aliens. ;-)

    • Sam Sarvis
      Sam Sarvis 7 महीने पहले +3

      lol never thought of that

  • Perennial Beachcomber.
    Perennial Beachcomber. 8 महीने पहले

    *The Abyss trivia,* www.imdb.com/title/tt0096754/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

  • Ramsey comics
    Ramsey comics 9 महीने पहले +8

    We will never get this kind of honesty from an actor talking about a movie today

  • ObiTrev
    ObiTrev 9 महीने पहले +3

    The Abyss > Avatar

  • User
    User 9 महीने पहले

    Lite evywhere

  • David Perez
    David Perez 10 महीने पहले +5

    I won't ever understand how this movie didn't get at least an Oscar nomination for Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth, James Cameron (director), cinematography, and best movie. Fox can be proud of these times also. Now you get black panther nominated for best movie. An irreparable joke

  • Wisnu Andhika
    Wisnu Andhika 10 महीने पहले


  • featheredmusic
    featheredmusic 10 महीने पहले +11

    Avatar 2 is pioneering motion capture underwater, this will be the next step

  • axltyler
    axltyler 11 महीने पहले +4

    James Cameron. My favorite director.

  • Simpleburger1968
    Simpleburger1968 11 महीने पहले +4

    What a fascinating documentary !! Some of my thoughts (in no particular order) Mary-Elizabeth is conspicuous by her absence Michael Biehn really enjoyed himself Ed Harris resembles an older Viggo Mortensen Most of these documentaries often have director / actors / producers complementing each other to the hilt and saying how they were the best they have ever worked with and how wonderful it all was etc etc.......this shows the tempers fraying and doesn't dodge the harsh realities of making the film (including the long periods of boredom) with the demanding drive of Cameron and that some people got very pissed off ! ..and the real danger / near disasters .A technical miracle. Good to see the footage with the rats ....and good that they didn't come to harm (although I expect they must have got stressed and uncomfortable). My tuppence worth for now....

    • hint0122
      hint0122 2 महीने पहले

      I think she hated filming it that much that she couldn't talk about it

  • classic submarine guy
    classic submarine guy 11 महीने पहले +4

    A beautiful documentary about a most imperious movie containing the sexiest aliens.

  • Ronald C Krause Jr
    Ronald C Krause Jr 11 महीने पहले +5

    Director admits to OSHA issues.

  • Dan Shanahan
    Dan Shanahan 11 महीने पहले +1

    The Blu Ray / 4K is coming guys....see Skip_Kimball insta post from March 3 with the picture of the studio remastering it tagging james cameron's official insta !

  • theAbeElement
    theAbeElement 11 महीने पहले +2

    Excellent doc. I am curious as to why Ed Harris never thought to swim up to the surface when he saw no-one was around with a breather. would've been my first instinct.

    • David Kennedy
      David Kennedy 11 महीने पहले +3

      He was a long way down and had exhausted his breath, he likely would never have made the surface. Plus he said the diver was supposed to be there with the air, waiting for him. If they had shot up to the surface every single time they got worried the film would never had finished shooting. He did the best he could by keeping as calm as possible.

  • bobcharlotte
    bobcharlotte 11 महीने पहले

    Fucking hell... Makes you feel guilty when you say "awww I don't wanna get outta bed. ".

  • Davy Jones
    Davy Jones 11 महीने पहले +18

    I am a professional diver and I assure you that, in spite of some (irrelevant) technically labile aspects, this film is, compared to ALL the cinematographic production involving the underwater dimension, a real MASTERPIECE!
    It is true that money also smoothes the mountains but, to obtain this filmic result, it was necessary, on the part of the director, the same ability (and INCREDIBILE, ASSERTIVE STUBBORNNESS) that Kubrick had, to ALWAYS USE SUPER EXPERTS EXTERNAL BY THE CINEMA WORLD, TO SOLVE UNSOLVABLE PROBLEMS FOR ANY CLASSIC SCENE EXPERT.

  • badban85
    badban85 11 महीने पहले

    all that work...and the movie kinda sucks. hail Avatar 2!!

    • badban85
      badban85 9 महीने पहले

      @B. Ramquist I watched it on vhs the same night i saw Aliens for the first time, maybe i should give it another try. as for Avatar 2....that was me trying to be funny.

    • B. Ramquist
      B. Ramquist 9 महीने पहले +2

      Kinda sucks? I'm guessing you're young, Especially since you're hailing a movie you haven't seen yet.

    • Larry Whitted
      Larry Whitted 10 महीने पहले +2

      Opinions vary

  • J H
    J H 11 महीने पहले

    Living inside a bowling ball?... Lol, how would he know what thats like? Interesting.

    • Paul Staker
      Paul Staker 7 महीने पहले

      I feel like the everything has massive inertia when you're down there, much like the motion of throwing a bowling ball. Heavy.

  • Jack Torrance
    Jack Torrance 11 महीने पहले +19

    Fine movie. Extremely difficult to film underwater. Nothing like it.

  • Hivolt Arc
    Hivolt Arc 11 महीने पहले +22

    Ed Harris deserves all the available awards for that effort. Well done Mr Cameron, well done.

    • George Bean
      George Bean 11 महीने पहले +1

      He did, didn't he? Whenever Bud was yelling and/or screaming, it really does sound very real, desperation and even frustration, it does not sound phoned in at all. Such as *"CUT THE HOSE! PHINLEEEERRR!!!!",* or even *"FIGHT! RIGHT NOW, DO IT!!"*

  • Barb Wire
    Barb Wire 11 महीने पहले +7

    As others have said you should only watch this movie if its the extended cut and not the original chopped down one... it is spectacular

    • George Bean
      George Bean 11 महीने पहले +4

      The Extended Cut is better, that super-tsunami scene had really helped the overall movie and motives for the NTI aliens. With said ending, _The Abyss_ feels like a companion piece to _The Day the Earth Stood Still_ (the 1951 version).

  • Jakub Kotýk
    Jakub Kotýk 11 महीने पहले +5

    I would actually love to work on this movie as a crew. Spending so much time under water... This must have been life-changing experience for everybody.

    • Paul Staker
      Paul Staker 7 महीने पहले +2

      I think most people who Were there thought exactly like you did.
      And then regretted it.

    • George Bean
      George Bean 11 महीने पहले

      Even if the production had become nightmarish, I'd be interested in working on this movie too, mainly for the fact that it was being filmed in an unfinished cooling tower filled with 7 1/2 million gallons of water. It'd be like living in a gigantic swimming pool.

  • paranoid plane97
    paranoid plane97 11 महीने पहले +5

    What if somebody in the cast( or production staff) had come down with a nasty ear infection? That would've been a nightmare.

  • mallebrok
    mallebrok 11 महीने पहले +41

    Why this movie is not available on blu-ray still is beyond me

    • Ryan Scherbluk
      Ryan Scherbluk 2 महीने पहले

      I know right

    • Think1stAct2nd
      Think1stAct2nd 6 महीने पहले

      @ULTRAWIDE this is amazing to hear! I've been waiting for news on this topic, for years!!!

    • jdfields711
      jdfields711 8 महीने पहले +2

      James Cameron, is the type of guy who really takes his time and doesn't really rush things

    • David Kennedy
      David Kennedy 11 महीने पहले +1

      @ULTRAWIDE that's great to hear, I haven't seen this incredible film in over a decade. Plus I'd never realised just how much went into making it. I'd heard tales of near drownings, but that's fairly usual in films involving flooded corridors and underwater shoots, but this is on a whole other level.

      ULTRAWIDE 11 महीने पहले +5

      Its coming man. Seems a 4K restoration is being worked on.

  • D Petty
    D Petty 11 महीने पहले

    Fascinating, thank you!

  • A3ATOT
    A3ATOT 11 महीने पहले +17

    I really-really don't know any better movie than The Abyss, don't ask me how many times i re-watched it.

    • Yusuf Garidi
      Yusuf Garidi 3 महीने पहले

      I couldn't agree more. The abyss is definitely the best movie ever. Cameron is a genius!

    • Dominik Klein
      Dominik Klein 7 महीने पहले +1

      Taxi Driver my dude

  • Yves Rolland
    Yves Rolland 11 महीने पहले +2

    THANX !

  • objectivity gate
    objectivity gate 11 महीने पहले +10

    Wow. Now I see why Cameron has this infamous reputation. The moments with Ed Harris were brutally intense what a guy. Incredible respect but I think Cameron is lucky something horrible didn't happen...

    • George Bean
      George Bean 11 महीने पहले +2

      Yea, a similar experience happened when filming _Titanic,_ Cameron became known for his autocratic behavior on set, and had even yelled at one poor crew member; *"GODDAMMIT! THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DIDN'T WANT!"* At that time, Kate Winslet stated that she would never work with Cameron again unless she had received "a lot of money". Of course as we all know, she is now working with Cameron on _Avatar 2._

  • Del
    Del साल पहले +15


    I recommend everyone go to IMDB and read the trivia about this movie. I saw it in the theatres the year it was released (I was 19 at the time) and assumed everything in it was stunt people and the scenes weren't as real as they appeared. No stunt people were used and often when you see them underwater struggling for air it's real. Also, Cameron's brother Mike held his breath for a bit at around 15 feet depth and actually held a live crab in his mouth so that it could be filmed coming out of his mouth. The liquid breathing with the rats was the real deal also.
    Filming this was so traumatic it caused people to break down and most of them vowed to never work with Cameron again.

    • Del
      Del महीने पहले

      @David Kennedy Sometimes I get a bit of fear before I submerge. Then I immediately surface and submerge again and the fear goes away.

    • Del
      Del महीने पहले +1

      @Kaucukovnik666 Yea, that would be gold.

    • Kaucukovnik666
      Kaucukovnik666 2 महीने पहले

      Good stuff! I would love to see Ed Harris punching James Cameron.

    • David Kennedy
      David Kennedy 10 महीने पहले +1

      @Del I read the link, they were definitely holding back on their real opinions on Cameron haha!!! Hats off to you for being a Scuba diver as I can well imagine that it's an incredible experience, but the thought of doing it scares the crap outta me. The thought of something going wrong would terrify me, plus I'm far from being a strong swimmer.

    • Del
      Del 11 महीने पहले +2

      @David Kennedy I'm a pretty seasoned scuba diver but I doubt I would have had the nads to do half of the stuff they did.

  • Carl Blaskowitz
    Carl Blaskowitz साल पहले +77

    This movie is STILL epic in 2019.
    Cameron's original vision and the long form move should be the only one you want to see.

    • Geert Matthys
      Geert Matthys 11 महीने पहले +5

      I would if there was a damn bluray 🤣

  • Kyng Kraken
    Kyng Kraken साल पहले +12

    Please and if any James Cameron 2019 this movie needs a a part 2 with Ed Harris and directed only by James Cameron this movie is ahead of its time still better than any super hero movie .

    • lifted271
      lifted271 5 महीने पहले +1

      haha ed harris would rather kill himself than even think about the abyss again

  • sclogse1
    sclogse1 साल पहले +11

    Be prepared for a little stress watching this. Bottom line..Cameron just impresses you even more with his excellent mind.

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  • stiimuli
    stiimuli साल पहले +27

    Thank you for posting this in its entirety.
    Such an epic adventure in what was created and what everyone went through to create it.