Poseidon Adventure-Special Edition

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by Justin on 5/31/2006

Very Nicely made and low budget as well but overall one of the best original films I have seen. Read More

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Product Overview

Dangerous and suspenseful situations highlight character studies of ten survivors who struggle to escape from an ocean liner capsized by a huge tidal wave. This one started the disaster film craze of the 1970's, and was the most successful.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202308239
UPC 024543231653
UPC 14 00024543231653
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
1970s
Action
Adventure
All-Star
Disaster
Essential Cinema
High Seas
Recommended
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Undersea
Editors Note
Note When an earthquake sends a tidal wave over a luxury liner on New Year's Eve the top-heavy vessel capsizes. Ten survivors journey through the ship to escape. Terrible sequel: "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure." Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Actress--Shelley Winters. Academy Awards: Best Song ("The Morning After").
Plot Summary
Summary It's New Year's Eve and the luxury ocean liner Poseidon is on a magnificent voyage from New York to Athens. Unfortunately, disaster befalls passengers and crew when the cruise ship is capsized by a huge tidal wave brought on by a submarine-induced earthquake. Though the casualties are many, 10 passengers survive to make a harrowing journey up to the overturned ship's bottom where they try and escape to safety.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "Winters won an Oscar nomination for pulling off the best moment in the best disaster flick ever." 06/04/2004 p.34
New York Times "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE has aged surprisingly well....The film's classical narrative contours come into sharper focus..." 05/09/2006 p.E3
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t digs in the hooks and won't let go..." 07/01/2006 p.127
Directors
Ronald Neame
Actors
Pamela Sue Martin
Shelley Winters
Eric Shea
Red Buttons
Cast & Crew
Al Kasha - Original Music By
Ernest Borgnine - Actor
Gene Hackman - Actor
Harold Kress - Editor
Harold Stine - Cinematographer
Irwin Allen - Producer
Paul Zastupnevich - Costume Designer
Red Buttons - Actor
Ronald Neame - Director
Shelley Winters - Actor
Sidney Marshall - Executive Producer
William Creber - Production Designer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1972
Catalog ID 2233165
UPC 00024543231653
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 117 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
British Academy Awards (1973) Gene Hackman, Winner, Best Actor
Oscar (1973) Harold Stine, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Shelley Winters, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Shelley Winters, Winner, Best Supporting Actress
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review This is a wonderful formula. I love it. "The Poseidon Adventure" is the kind of movie you know is going to be awful, and yet somehow you gotta see it, right? They ought to be honest in the ads: Cornier than "Airport"! More cliches than "Grand Hotel"! The most character actors in small roles since "Flight of the Phoenix"! Bigger ups and downs than the elevator in "Hotel"!
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Needcoffee.com
Review Now you've done it; high concept disaster movies, especially those of Irwin Allen, are one of the chinks in my critical armor. Just can't watch them enough.
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Reviewer Widgett Walls
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Hackman,Gene
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Cole Smithey, Colesmithey.com Pure '70's Hollywood.
Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall ...superb guilty pleasure...

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