Deepsea Challenge

Deepsea Challenge

DVD - 2014
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As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron's solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench and nearly seven miles beneath the ocean's surface piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. A celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Millennium Entertainment, [2014]
Edition: 3D version
ISBN: 9781616663117
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
video file,DVD video
Call Number: DVD 627.72 DEE

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nordicleather
Apr 05, 2019

The scientific & photographics contributions of this movie are great. However, James Cameron does appear to be full of himself & on an ego trip. I gave this movies 5 stars inspite of James Cameron. I ignored Mr. Cameron & enjoyed the movie for what for its scientific, artistic & historic value.

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dylankemp
Mar 11, 2019

Really not very good.
Disappointing.
Here, I'll spoil it for you:
Man with huge bank balance and even bigger ego travels 10km down under water and mostly takes footage of himself.
Look, I don't mean to mock the contribution to science - apparently 68 new species were discovered along the way - but in a 90 minute documentary, those species feature for less than 3 minutes.
Most of the film is filming James Cameron, self proclaimed hero. And it's not pretty.

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WinstonO
Aug 26, 2018

I was amazed at the submersible the civilian engineers made. Seeing the few specimens that were brought back was very interesting but there was no explanation about them. For an award winning director, I was expecting a lot more.

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HereHere
Jul 15, 2015

Interesting, as Cameron tries to do what no person has done before, and takes significant risks as he does so. I'm not sure that his premise/conclusion - explore all of the planet because it is fascinating - is the right approach, however. It seems whatever we do and wherever we go, we pollute. So maybe we should leave a few places untouched. You will see the sub dropping lead shot to the seafloor, possibly injuring wildlife and creating a chemical change to the local environment. Maybe it's not so bad, but maybe there will be unforeseen consequences. I presume a bait trap went unrecovered in the Marianas; I didn't see an explanation of that. Very interesting storytelling and sea shots, though. Certainly, the teamwork is nothing less than impressive to have accomplished such a crazy feat.

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Keogh
Apr 01, 2015

A thoroughly engaging documentary by filmmaker James Cameron. He has spent a great deal of time in the period following Titanic making documentaries and exploring the depths of the ocean, to the point where one would like him to keep doing so (seriously, who needs more Avatar sequels?). His curiousity and enthusiasm are infectious as he and a crew work on a project to descend into a place that has only been touched once- Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. Cameron's methodical personality comes through, but also a sense of wonder about a part of the world vastly different from human experience. Very well worth seeing.

A28084000051054 Feb 23, 2015

very watchable documentary from james cameron (titanic, avatar).

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