Posted Wed Jul 12, 2023 at 08:40 AM PDT by Matthew Hartman
While Disney/20th Century Studios waits for the perfect time to release the long-rumored and over-due James Cameron classic, The Abyss, you can order Roger Corman's knockoff right now from Shout! Factory!
If you can't get The Abyss on Blu-ray, go ahead and grab yourself a copy of Leviathan. If that doesn't suit you, well shoot for Deep Star Six. And if that's not enough, strike for your third-best option - Lords of the Deep! As they said in Superman: The Movie the Son becomes the Father, and the Father becomes the Son. And so too goes the world of filmmaking. James Cameron who got his start working visual effects and directing Piranha II: The Spawning for Roger Corman, Corman would go on to rip off his former protege with 1989's daffy science fiction aquatic epic Lords of the Deep. Directed by Mary Ann Fisher and starring Priscilla Barnes and a joyfully over-the-top Bradford Dillman, the film is a nonsensical masterpiece of schlock that was also (partially) shot by famed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. The fishy alien flick also features some genuinely impressive visual effects work from Robert and Dennis Skotak - who also did effects work on James Cameron's Aliens, The Abyss, and Terminator 2 among numerous other productions.
And now Lords of the Deep beats fan-favorite, much-desired, The Abyss to Blu-ray! Due to ship on July 25th, this release is limited to 1500 copies and carries a lumpy price tag of about $30 before shipping. On top of a new 2K scan, the disc sports DTS-HD MA mono audio, trailer, and the hilarious 12-season Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode!
These cult classics move fast so get that order in while you can!
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