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Earthquake (1974)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 202424171
UPC: 025193046925
UPC 14: 00025193046925
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When The Big One Finally Hits L.A.
Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imagineable magnitude hits los angeles.

"The Oscar-winning visual effects still impress 25 years on...  BBC Film Review

Editor's Note
This essential 1970s disaster epic, with a script co-authored by Mario Puzo (THE GODFATHER), centers around a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles and the shocking aftermath it causes. The all-star cast is led by Charleton Heston as a construction engineer whose marital problems supply him with plentiful stress before the quake even hits. The film was presented theatrically with a sound process known as "Sensurround," which caused cinemas to physically vibrate during quake sequences.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/9/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 123 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1974
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 30469
Video UPC UPC: 00025193046925
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Ava Gardner
Video Cast Info Charlton Heston
Video Cast Info Lorne Greene
Video Cast Info Walter Matthau
Video Cast Info Alexander Golitzen - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Burton Miller - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Video Cast Info Jennings Lang - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info John Williams - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Mark Robson - Director
Video Cast Info Mark Robson - Producer
Video Cast Info Philip Lathrop - Cinematographer
Plot Summary
The lives of several Angelenos are shaken up when the Big One hits Los Angeles. Heading the gigantic, star-studded cast is Charlton Heston as an adulterous engineer and Ava Gardner as his jealous wife. Other characters include an Evel Knievel-like daredevil, a psychotic grocery store manager, and a hot-tempered cop -- all of whom respond to the disaster in a variety of ways, ranging from heroic to deranged.

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Awards


Golden Globe (1975)
   Video Award Name Earthquake, Nominee, Best Picture - Drama

Oscar (1975)
Video Award Name Ronald Pierce, Winner, Best Sound

British Academy Awards (1975)
   Video Award Name Ronald Pierce, Nominee, Best Sound Track

Memorable Quotes

"I know you'll laugh, but ---- I think we're going to have a really big quake."

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"They really don't make 'em like this anymore." -- Rating: B 09/09/1994 p.90

Entertainment Weekly
"There wasn't a boy in the 1970s who didn't get all giddy over this pleasing and plot-light demolition derby..." 06/04/2004 p.35

BBC 8 of 10
But however interesting the players are, the audience is only there to see maximum mayhem and on that score "Earthquake" really delivers. The Oscar-winning visual effects still impress 25 years on and the specially developed 'Sensurround' works a real treat on a home cinema system. - Almar Haflidason

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Heston,Charlton
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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