In the most literal sense, you'll find no film goes deeper than this mesmerising documentary. During one sequence, the camera plummets as far as 5,000 metres below the ocean to find some of the most extraordinary alien-like creatures you'll ever see, some of which are newly discovered species.
After seeing this, it comes as no surprise to learn that more is known about outer space than our own ocean depths. With sparse commentary by Michael Gambon and a big score by George Fenton conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Blue depicts the awe-inspiring sights, sounds and spectacle of the sea and the creatures that live in or use it. This is the never-ending cycle of nature and the often sad and brutal truth of survival in such scenes as killer whales plundering baby seals or a mother whale unsuccessfully protecting her baby from a pod of
In a film of endless and breathtaking wonders there is still nothing quite as remarkable as those sights that await us when high-tech submersibles plunge to the depths of the Great Mariana Trench and introduce us to its often-bizarre inhabitants.