Saturday, 7 April 2012

Titanic - Ghosts Of The Abyss

Isn't a blog supposed to be about general thoughts and ramblings of the author as well? Yes, it is!

With the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of Titanic rapidly approaching, this sets someone like me into overdrive simply because I am an avid "sponge", a person that loves history and likes to soak up as much information as possible.

Many will know that the most successful (and quite accurate but not quite!) movie about that fateful voyage was the 1997 release from James Cameron. Some may also know that Cameron is also a quite successful deep sea explorer and has visited the wreck on many occasions, both before and after the release of the film.

What some may not know is that several years after the release of the film, he returned to the wreck with new technology to explore as had never been done before, taking a rather sceptical (and scared!) Bill Paxton, an actor from the film.

What resulted was a marvellous unscripted documentary which I have linked to below and can be viewed in full 1080p HD. It really is a masterpiece of film making and some of the underwater photography is mind blowing.

It's also due out for release on Blu-Ray shortly as well, certainly a purchase I want to make to add to the growing collection.

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