A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search-and-rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface when he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it. Direction: James Cameron Actors: Chris Elliott, Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Special Features: Two-disc set contains both the 145-minute original theatrical version and the 171-minute Special Edition; "Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'" 1-hour documentary; Special subtitle track explaining how the special effects were executed; Conceptual art and storyboards; Trailers and TV spots; DVD-ROM content: screenplay, bonus footage, interactive demos for "Titanic Explorer" and "Alien Vs. Predator." Year: 1989 Runtime: 171 minutes Original Language: English Subtitles Available: English, Spanish.