5 CAMERON'S FORGOTTEN CLASSIC !MovieAddict | 28/09/2007 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This under water epic by James Cameron is so underrated ! It Bombed at the box office in the summer of 1989, and almost sank 20th century fox in the process ! The film was butchered in the editing process, leaving a massive back story on the cutting room floor. Only 4years later in 1993 was the directors cut of this excellent movie released, and made a much longer but more involving story. In this 2 disc DVD you get both version's of the movie. It's good to see that the film has stood the test of time well, and the effects still impress. This tention is high throughout the long running time, but only let down in the final 5 minutes of the film, where Cameron decides to make the ending a slight anti-climax. This is the only miss-step in the other wise superb Sci-Fi thriller. There are so many stand out scenes, including the flooding of deep core, the long swim to the moon pool, the mini sub fight, imploding mini sub, the drowning and CPR sequence, and not forgetting the long fall. This is one of the most abitiouse films ever made and the scale of the film is staggering. It can stand with The Terminator and Aliens as James Camerons best films , and for me, was the best film of 1989, as I think I was only one of the few who actually saw it in the cinema. Also Ed Harris is brilliant in this film, is acting is excellent. The extras on the DVD are some of the best around, and the feature length making of is a must see, as it goes to great lengths to explain what a hard shoot the film was. A Brilliant Film, and a brilliant set of extra features. A Classy package and a must for any Sci-Fi fan !