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When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. As the unstable vessel rapidly floods with water, they face unimaginable odds and life-altering decisions in their desperate fight to the surface.System Requirements:Running Time: 98 MinutesFormat: DVD MOVIE


Studio Warner
SKU 202859407
UPC 012569830127
UPC 14 00012569830127
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2008
Rating Rating
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Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Name Russell,Kurt
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Cast & Crew
Emmy Rossum - Actor
Freddy Rodriguez - Actor
Jacinda Barrett - Actor
John Seale - Cinematographer
Josh Lucas - Actor
Kevin Burns - Executive Producer
Kevin Dillon - Actor
Kevin Ishioka - Art Director
Klaus Badelt - Original Music By
Kurt Russell - Actor
Mark Protosevich - Screenplay
Mike Mansbridge - Art Director
Paul Gallico - Based On Novel By
Peter Honess - Editor
Richard Dreyfuss - Actor
Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson - Actor
Wolfgang Petersen - Director
Wolfgang Petersen - Producer
Nominee (2007) Oscar, Boyd Shermis, et. al., Best Achievement in Visual Effects
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review "Water, water everywhere, and not a moment to think. That about sums up Poseidon, a technically proficient but otherwise tedious redo of the classic 1972 disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, again based on the book by Paul Gallico...Despite solid visual effects and a few impressive, if incredulous action sequences (Josh Lucas's high dive into a fiery water pit is a dubious highlight), the movie mostly slogs along to its inevitable conclusion. The only minor tension comes from guessing who'll survive the journey, and there's at least one surprise on that front. My biggest surprise, though, was the wave of nostalgia I felt for The Poseidon Adventure. Suddenly, I missed its corny humanity, its campy, eclectic cast (Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens, Carol Lynley, and Roddy McDowall--all on one marquee!) and, of course, Maureen McGovern's gooey theme song, ""The Morning After."" Now that, folks, was entertainment."
Reviewer Gary Goldstein
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review "Irwin Allen would be proud. Poseidon is a throwback - a 1970s-style disaster film made with 2006-era special effects. The movie delivers in most of the ways that matter for a motion picture of this ilk, with Poseidon never trying to be something it isn't. It's about a group of two-dimensional humans battling bad luck and Mother Nature in a sea-based disaster that makes Titanic look like a pleasure cruise...In the wake of Titanic, there's probably a temptation to turn a sea-disaster picture like Poseidon into en epic romance/adventure. It's a temptation that Petersen thankfully resists. Poseidon is devoid of anything that might conjure up memories of the Winslet/DiCaprio coupling. Its straightforward action/adventure approach is both a strength and a weakness. Petersen sets out to give us a group of undeveloped stock characters and a bunch of cheap thrills, and that's what he delivers. If that's the kind of thing you want from a would-be summer blockbuster, Poseidon will not disappoint."
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Russell,Kurt
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ...a buoyant, old-wave disaster pic for a generation of well-conditioned thrill seekers...
Pete Hammond, Maxim A nonstop action film that doesn't come up for air.
Simon Braund, Empire ...awesome effects, nail-biting tension and a cast of characters we don't want dead after half an hour...

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