Towering Inferno-Special Edition

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The Glass Tower is touted as the world's tallest building, and its owners are holding a huge gala to celebrate its completion. But the building contractors used cheap wiring to cut corners, against the recommendations of architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman), and a blaze starts in a janitor's closet. Soon the Glass Tower becomes the Towering Inferno as the fire quickly spreads upward, trapping the party guests. The firefighters can't fight the blaze fast enough and the fire chief (Steve McQueen) devises a daring and dangerous rescue, but not before a slew of spectacularly fiery deaths and heroics. Never fear, though: in the end humankind once again learns a valuable lesson about its arrogance!

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202308230
UPC 024543231707
UPC 14 00024543231707
Format DVD
Release Date 1/14/2014
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Mcqueen,Steve
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Cast & Crew
Carl Kress - Editor
Faye Dunaway - Actor
Frank M. Robinson - Based on Novel By
Fred Astaire - Actor
Fred Koenekamp - Cinematographer
Harold F. Kress - Editor
Irwin Allen - Director
Irwin Allen - Producer
Jennifer Jones - Actor
John Guillermin - Director
John Williams - Musical Score
O.J. Simpson - Actor
Paul Newman - Actor
Richard Chamberlain - Actor
Steve McQueen - Actor
Stirling Silliphant - Screenplay
Susan Flannery - Actor
William Holden - Actor
William J. Creber - Production Designer
Awards
Oscar (1975) Carl Kress, Harold F. Kress, Winner, Best Film Editing,Fred Astaire, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Herman Lewis, Theodore Soderberg, Nominee, Best Sound,Irwin Allen, Nominee, Best Picture,Joel Hirschhorn, Al Kasha, Winner, Best Music, Song,John Williams, Nominee, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score,Joseph F. Biroc, Fred J. Koenekamp, Winner, Best Cinematography,Raphael Bretton, William J. Creber, Ward Preston, Nominee, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Golden Globe (1975) Fred Astaire, Winner, Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture,Jennifer Jones, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture,Joel Hirschhorn, Al Kasha, Nominee, Best Original Song,Stirling Silliphant, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,Susan Flannery, Winner, Most Promising Newcomer
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Veridct
Review My other complaint is one often heard by other DVD purists. Why do studios continually change the original poster artwork in exchange for some bland new photo spread of the actors for the box art? I will never understand that.
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Reviewer Patrick Naugle
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Was it that during hard times and uncertain world conditions we turned to escapist entertainment? Perhaps when we fear for ourselves, we go to disaster movies to face and exorcise greater fears. Or perhaps Hollywood simply rediscovered a dependable old genre and reinvigorated it with millions of bucks and lots of big-name stars.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Mcqueen,Steve
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall A camp classic disaster movie.

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