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Aliens of the Deep is a 2005 documentary film, directed in part by James
Cameron alongside fellow cameraman and friend Steven Quale, who would go                           Aliens of the Deep
on to direct Final Destination 5 six years later, and filmed in the IMAX 3D format.
It was produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures. Cameron teams
with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridges, submerged chains of
mountains in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that are home to some of the
planet's more unusual forms of life.

    Contents
 1 Synopsis
 2 See also
 3 References
 4 External links


Synopsis
Cameron joins up aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Mstislav
Keldysh with a group of NASA scientists, as well as some American marine
biologists, to investigate ten hydrothermal vents in both the Atlantic and Pacific.                 Promotional poster
The vents have their own unique ecosystem, which support diverse organisms            Directed by         James Cameron
such as giant tube worms, swarms of blind white crabs, and vast amounts of                                Steven Quale
shrimp which are capable of "seeing" water that is heated by the vents. These         Produced by         James Cameron
creatures do not require sunlight like other organisms, and instead obtain their                          Andrew Wight
energy from the vents. They are able to survive in the superheated and sulfurous
                                                                                      Starring            Dr. Anatoly M.
water. Because of this, the documentary suggests that this is what life beyond
                                                                                                          Sagalevitch
Earth might look like. As some alien ecosystems are likely to be a lot harsher                            Genya Chernaiev
than a typical terrestrial ecosystem, these exotic vents provide an insight into                          Victor Nischeta
some of the forms that alien life might take.                                                             Dr. Pamela G. Conrad
                                                                                                          Dr. Jim Childress
The documentary shows Cameron's passion for exploring the oceans, as well as
his interest in extraterrestrial life. It also showcases the technology employed to   Music by            Jeehun Hwang
reach such depths.                                                                    Cinematography James Cameron
The film is similar to Cameron's earlier documentary, Ghosts of the Abyss                            Vince Pace
                                                                                                     Ron Allum
(2003), which involves him journeying to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. It too was
filmed in the 3-D IMAX format.                                                        Editing by          Matthew Kregor
                                                                                                          Fiona Wight
See also                                                                              Studio              Walt Disney Pictures
                                                                                                          Walden Media
   List of 3D films                                                                                       Earthship Productions
   MIR (submersible)
                                                                                      Distributed by      Walt Disney Pictures
References                                                                            Release date(s)     January 28, 2005

   MacInnis, Joseph (2004). James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep. Washington,           Running time        47 min

   D.C.: National Geographic Society. ISBN 0-7922-9343-6. The companion               Language            English
   book to the film.                                                                  Box office          $8,968,684
   Reed, Christina (February 2005). "Into the Abyss". Scientific American:
   pp. 24–25.
External links
      Official website
      Aliens of the Deep        at the Internet Movie Database
      Aliens of the Deep        at AllRovi
      Aliens of the Deep        at Rotten Tomatoes
      Aliens of the Deep        at Metacritic
      Aliens of the Deep        at Box Office Mojo

  V   · T· E·                                                      James Cameron filmography
                                    1970s    Xenogenesis (1978)

                                    1980s    Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) · The Terminator (1984) · Aliens (1986) · The Abyss (1989) ·

      Films directed                1990s    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) · True Lies (1994) · Titanic (1997) ·

                                    2000s    Avatar (2009) ·

                          Documentaries      Expedition: Bismarck (2002) · Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) · Aliens of the Deep (2005) ·

  Producer/writer        Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) · Strange Days (1995) · Solaris (2002) ·

                Other    Lightstorm Entertainment · Deepsea Challenger ·



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