The Abyss
Special Edition - 2 Disc

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mo
20th Century Fox
Certificate: 15
Available now

When a USA nuclear submarine is mysteriously sunk the US Navy calls upon the members of an oil rig crew, who are the nearest, to investigate the situation. However, things don't go as planned and 'the deep' is suddenly brought to life.

James Cameron has written and directed one of the most fantastic and awe inspiring underwater films of all time. He takes you onboard a rollercoaster of adventure that will have you perched on the edge of your seat and gasping for breath.

On disc one you get the choice of watching the theatrical version of the film or the special edition, which has an extra 30 minutes of unedited scenes. The picture is fantastic and has you believing that you could actually be there. After seeing this film many times before I felt like I was watching it for the first time all over again.

There are plenty of features on the second disc but not all are great. Sifting through the reams and reams of pictures that are taken from different aspects of the film (the making of, the actors, etc.) really isn't that interesting especially when there is no music, commentary or text to go with them. The documentary on the making of the film, however, is superb and lets you know how everything was done.

This is a classic film and when you put all of the extras and the two versions of the film together you'll be glad that you parted with your money and added to your ever- expanding DVD collection. A Must have.

Helena Rea