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Story

In the upcoming 3D film Aliens of the Deep, Academy Award® winning director, deep ocean adventurer, and space exploration visionary James Cameron combines his filmmaking talents with his personal passions on a journey to some of the Earth's deepest, most extreme and unknown environments in search of the strange and alien creatures that live there. Joining him is a team of young NASA scientists and marine biologists who share his interests as they consider how these life forms represent life we may one day find in outer space not only on distant planets orbiting distant stars, but also within our own solar system. Aliens of the Deep is the result of dramatic and visually stunning expeditions to several hydrothermal vent sites in the Atlantic and the Pacific. These are violent volcanic regions where new planet is literally being born and where the interaction between ocean and molten rock creates plumes of super-heated, chemically-charged water that serve as unimaginable oases for animals unlike anything ever discovered. Six-foot tall worms with blood-red plumes and no stomach, blind white crabs, and an inconceivable biomass of shrimp capable of "seeing" heat all compete to find just the right location in the flow of the super-heated, life-giving water or to fry trying. Not dependent on sunlight (like all other life on earth), these ecosystems are as close to alien as anything ever imagined and provide one possible blueprint for the life that might exist beyond our world. Aliens of the Deep takes audiences on that very journey deep beneath the sea and far into the reaches of our universe to encounter alien life, face to face, and to inspire a new generation of exploration.

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Includes original IMAX 47-minute version and expanded 99-minute version; both versions in 2D only

Cast

James Cameron

  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Producer: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Length: 47 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 28, 2005
    EuropeFeb 11, 2005
    AustraliaMar 10, 2005
  • Ratings
    North AmericaG
    EuropeU
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 1, 2005
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