Abyss (1989) Pan & Scan Special Edition THX Box Set [1988-80)

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Staring:  James Cameron, Ed Harris

Cover: VG

Pan & Scan RED TOP THX Box set version. Box is in very good condition overall

*stock photo is used to denote version*

Disc(s): VG+


First THX Certified Laserdisc released in May 1993, and was Best Seller for rest of the year. This film is in the Pan&Scan mode, however it was done under the exclusive supervision of Director, James Cameron. Thus the tag line of "Super 35 Director Supervised Pan & Scan".

Special Edition includes:

  • Restored footage not released in theaters
  • Featurette: "Under Pressure: Making the Abyss" 
  • History of production
  • Photographs
  • Evolution of the Story
  • Complete Treatment of the Screenplay
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Production Artwork
  • Storyboards
  • Advertising Materials
  • Contains a six-sided essay by James Cameron entitled: "The Letterbox Heresies or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Pan&Scan" discussing about widescreen and pan and scan.
  • Sides 4 and 6 are CAV.

Other condition notes:

Copy from a California, smoke free, super collector's home. Discs always stored inside a temperature controlled home inside a plastic sleeve. Sleeve removed to take photographs. 



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All discs/covers are graded along the same lines as the Goldmine Record Grading Scale


Tested discs with any signs of laser rot will be graded along the LDDB laser rot scale:

  • 1/5 - Light rot: a few speckles, hard to notice, might be a scratched master
  • 2/5 - Medium rot: still can be watched but speckles are becoming distracting
  • 3/5 - Heavy rot: multicolored snow all over the screen
  • 4/5 - Critical rot: analog sound is distorted, digital sound clicks and pops
  • 5/5 - Death: disc cannot be played anymore

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