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Learn more about Poseidon Adventure-Special Edition:

Format: DVD
Sku: 202308239
UPC: 024543231653
UPC 14: 00024543231653
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Irwin Allen's Production Of...
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.

"Pure '70's Hollywood.  Cole Smithey,
"...superb guilty pleasure...  Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

Editor's 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").


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/9/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 117 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1972
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2233165
Video UPC UPC: 00024543231653
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

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

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ernest Borgnine
Video Cast Info Gene Hackman
Video Cast Info Red Buttons
Video Cast Info Shelley Winters
Video Cast Info Al Kasha - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Harold Kress - Editor
Video Cast Info Harold Stine - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Irwin Allen - Producer
Video Cast Info Paul Zastupnevich - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Ronald Neame - Director
Video Cast Info Sidney Marshall - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info William Creber - Production Designer
Plot 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.


British Academy Awards (1973)
Video Award Name Gene Hackman, Winner, Best Actor

Oscar (1973)
   Video Award Name Harold Stine, Nominee, Best Cinematography
   Video Award Name Shelley Winters, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress

Golden Globe (1973)
Video Award Name Shelley Winters, Winner, Best Supporting Actress

Professional 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

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
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"! - Roger Ebert 8 of 10
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. - Widgett Walls

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hackman,Gene
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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