Makeup effects specialist Steve Johnson has dug into his archives once more with another never-before-seen video of the underwater alien puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss. Take a look at this video from io9 below, which also features commentary from Steve Johnson describing the huge task behind designing these creatures.

We have showcased Steve Johnson's work in the past, with the unused animatronic video from Ang Lee's Hulk and photos of the Superman costume for the scrapped Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives.

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It seems someone has caught on that movie fans enjoy watching this material because Eon Entertainment is producing an upcoming DVD entitled Back Into the Abyss, which will chronicle Steve Johnson's career in the makeup effects business. The clip you watched above is from that two-disc DVD set, which will also feature hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs, additional footage, and extra interviews with Steve Johnson.

A release date hasn't been given yet, but you can CLICK HERE to pre-order the DVD.