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Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003)




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Canadian documentary filmmaker Stephen Low directs the IMAX movie Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, with Titanic director James Cameron as the executive producer. During its brief 40-minute running time, the film starts out with a 1977 expedition to find life at the bottom of the sea. At depths as low as 10,000 feet, the discovery proved the existence of underwater volcanoes and the plant life they help sustain. Using the deep-sea diving vehicle known as Alvin, the filmmakers capture large-format film footage of some of these underwater ecosystems along with some helpful CGI reconstructions. Ed Harris delivers the narration.

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Critic Reviews for Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Throws some spectacular and previously unseen images onto the giant Imax screen, but it stitches them together with a sometimes confusing narrative that only distracts from the fascinating undersea world.

March 19, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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As IMAX nature films go, this is one of the more absorbing ones.

November 7, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4
New York Post
Top Critic

With the use of tasteful narration, stunning visuals and the occasional computer-generated sequence, this film is a must-see for those who think truth is stranger than fiction.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Sacramento Bee

Good fun for the science geek in all of us. And if you have no science geek in you, feel free to just sit back and feast your eyes on the craziest aquarium you ever will see.

May 26, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The uniqueness of the objects we encounter will make the visit valuable for anyone with curiosity about the world's most remote places.

April 15, 2005 | Full Review…
Charlotte Observer

Once again, the IMAX camera takes you on a journey to a place that most of us will never get to experience.

April 1, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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