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Sorry about the quality. I had to record and edit this one myself. I didn't have a HD signal to capture from. Update: I uploaded a much better version at my other channel www.youtube.com Part 2: www.youtube.com Original Air Date: 20 May 2009 (Season 3, Episode 9) The team investigates UFO videos and the possible connection to Alien surveillance of some of our high tech research facility's located in New York and California. Go on the trail in search of ufos! Follow Bill Birnes, Kevin Cook, and Pat Uskert as they investigate UFO cases around the world. The team's access to UFO evidence is unparalleled–and their expertise allows them to quickly identify bogus claims of ufos. Together, they use eyewitness accounts, scientific experimentation, documents recently released through the Freedom of Information Act and footage that has never been seen on television to piece together compelling–and at times chilling–evidence of UFO phenomena.
Morgan beall MUFON investigator says this is the reflection of and eye in the north port devils woods, I dont know if it is i just know after Shanes abduction, we filmed out his windown and filmed this. See you tube / north port devil for Shanes own account of his close encounter of the 4th kind. Abduction. Also visit north port devil.com for serious important information. It is no dbout the scariest real story you will ever read.
2008, A very well made UFO documentary concentrating mainly on the recent sightings in north America.
Meticulously crafted but also ponderous and predictable, James Cameron’s 1989 deep-sea close-encounter epic reaffirms one of the oldest first principles of cinema: everything moves a lot more slowly underwater. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some “issues” to work out, are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL (Michael Biehn) with a top- secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on earth, and the petro-techies have the only submersible craft capable of diving down that far. Every image and every performance is painstakingly sharp and detailed (and the computerised water creatures are lovely) but the movie’s lumbering pace is ultimately lethal. It’s the audience that ends up feeling waterlogged. For a guy who likes guns as much as Cameron (his next film after all, was the body-count masterpiece Terminator 2: Judgment Day), it’s interesting that the moral balance here is weighted heavily in favour of the can-do engineers; the military types are end-justifies-the-means amoralists, just like the weasely government bureaucrats in Aliens. –David Chute Amazon.co.uk Review
James Cameron’s 1989 aquatic epic The Abyss was, quite literally, a watershed in the annals of filmmaking: not only was it the first (and only) movie to be shot almost entirely underwater, in the largest tank ever used for a movie set, and to use live dialogue from specially designed headsets, it also pushed forward the boundaries of computer animation in one gigantic leap. The famous water tentacle sequence is now regarded as the defining moment when CGI came of age; ironically perhaps, its very success has ensured that the punishing realism of the setting, which is the best thing about the movie, is likely never to be attempted again.
But the impressive technical aspects aside, is the movie any good? Granted it contains any number of striking moments, from forcing a rat to breathe liquid (it really works, apparently) to resurrecting a drowned Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. But the story is a slim one for the running time, especially in the extended Special Edition version which plays almost half an hour longer than the theatrical cut and contains a completely excised subplot featuring much too much heavy-handed moralising: “How all the world can stop fighting and learn to get along with each other”, by James Cameron esq. All you need is love, apparently. Here is one rare example of the theatrical cut being preferable to the director’s. Now, if only he had cut the love story from Titanic too
On the DVD: The Abyss Special Edition two-disc set has plenty of neat extra features, but is let down a little by the non-anamorphic 2.35:1 letterboxed picture. Sound, on the other hand, is vivid THX mastered Dolby 5.1. Happily, the first disc contains both the original theatrical cut and the extended special-edition version. There’s a reasonably informative though inevitably rather dry text-only commentary. The principal extra on Disc 2 is a 60-minute documentary, “Under Pressure”, with retrospective interviews in which cast and crew detail the extraordinary challenges involved in making the film, and more than one near-death experience. In addition there’s the complete screenplay, various different pieces on the effects sequences, storyboards, artwork, DVD-ROM features–in short, plenty to keep even jaded DVD enthusiasts amused for hours. The menu interfaces for both discs are a treat and the set comes with a good 12-page booklet. –Mark Walker