Great Disaster Movies Part II : Earthquakes and Volcanoes!

A Listmania! list by X. Allen Smith (Portland, OR USA)
The list author says: "Volcanoes and Earthquakes, two of my favorite disasters!"
Earthquake
1.  Earthquake DVD ~ Charlton Heston
The list author says:
  "The most famous earthquake film. made in 1974, Sensurround is what made this film; it has okay acting, and only mediocer effects, but the plot is on shaky ground, yet it is still worth watching."
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Dante's Peak - Collector's Edition
2.  Dante's Peak - Collector's Edition DVD ~ Pierce Brosnan
The list author says:
  "The Best volcano film, good actors, good plot, good effects, just a great film. Basically, the dormant volcano of Dante's Peak erupts & destroys the nearby city"
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The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
3.  The Great Los Angeles Earthquake DVD ~ *
The list author says:
  "A very well done TV movie about The Big One hitting LA and Joanna Kerns (from Growing Pains) is trying to warn the city & state of the impending disaster, much better than any TV movie I've ever seen."
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Volcano
4.  Volcano DVD ~ Tommy Lee Jones
The list author says:
  "A Volcano erupts from the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles and slowly creeps through the city, destroying everything in its path, and only Tommy Lee Jones & Ann Heche can save the city."
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10.5
5.  10.5 DVD ~ Peter Benson
The list author says:
  "The NBC miniseries about the whole West Coast being shaken by massive earthquakes and nearly getting knocked off the map; it was pretty dull and poorly acted out, the fx were ok. (Stop shaking the freakin' camera!)"
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Krakatoa, East of Java
6.  Krakatoa, East of Java DVD ~ Maximilian Schell
The list author says:
  "Finally Available again! This film is really just a 1960's "effects film" as the special fx are the real star of it; the plot is rather stupid, the acting is ok, but if you're not a die hard fan of such films, it may not hold you."
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Death Quake [VHS]
7.  Death Quake [VHS] VHS Hiroshi Katsuno
The list author says:
  "A dubbed Japanese film made in 1975 (or 1980) following in the footsteps of and surely surpassing the 1974 "Earthquake.""
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
8.  Aftershock: Earthquake in New York DVD ~ Tom Skerritt
The list author says:
  "A really well done TV movie, not to be confused w/ the British film, "Earthquake In New York." It features good effects, but not many building collapses, and the acting is very good at parts."
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Epicenter
9.  Epicenter DVD ~ Traci Lords
The list author says:
  "A cheap, B-Budget film about a computer hacker who is being chased by an FBI agent and the Russian Mafia and ends up in the center of The Big One in LA"
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10.5: Apocalypse
10.  10.5: Apocalypse DVD ~ Kim Delaney
The list author says:
  "Huh, another 10.5 movie, how 'bout that...huh..."
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San Francisco (Colorized) [VHS]
11.  San Francisco (Colorized) [VHS] VHS Clark Gable
The list author says:
  "A 1936 movie about a couple who fall in love in San Francisco, but the great 1906 earthquake hits and..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Earthquake: Nature Unleashed
12.  Earthquake: Nature Unleashed DVD ~ Fintan McKeown
The list author says:
  "A joint Russian and American TV film that uses all of the earthquake footage from "Dante's Peak" for it's special effects; the film has a decent TV story but it's really not special."
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Terror Peak
13.  Terror Peak DVD ~ Lynda Carter
The list author says:
  "Another volcano film, kinda sounds interesting..."
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Magma: Volcanic Disaster
14.  Magma: Volcanic Disaster DVD ~ Xander Berkeley
The list author says:
  "Oh Pink Power Ranger, how we missed thee...this was an ok TV film from what I remember, but nothing special"
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Power Play
15.  Power Play DVD ~ Dylan Walsh
The list author says:
  "Another B-grade disaster flick centered in LA, this one is about a company trying to find a new energy source, but it ends up causing a bunch of earthquakes (the fx are actually pretty decent, though) and a peacefull environmentalist group protests and the company sends out an elderly hitman to despose of them I don't remember how ther hero figures into it though..."
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Shakedown
16.  Shakedown DVD ~ Ron Perlman
The list author says:
  "Another B-Budget film which is basically "Die Hard" during an earthquake w/ a religious psycho + cult, a deadly super-virus, and loads of stock footage + bad special effects."
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Quake [VHS]
17.  Quake [VHS] VHS Steve Railsback
The list author says:
  "A San Fanscican lawyer is saved from an earthquake by a mysterious man who turns out to be a psychotic killer.  Obviously a junky B-movie but it features footage from the ever elusive Nippon Chinbotsu"
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Volcano: Fire on Mountain [VHS]
18.  Volcano: Fire on Mountain [VHS] VHS Dan Cortese
The list author says:
  "The Television version of Dante's Peak, same basic plot with far less impressive effects and only mediocer acting"
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When Time Ran Out [VHS]
19.  When Time Ran Out [VHS] VHS Paul Newman
The list author says:
  "It's "The Poseidon Adventure" on an island. A luxury hotel is threatened by a volcanic eruption and a group of hotel guests go on an odyssey around the island to reach safety, while everyone else dies"
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St. Helens
20.  St. Helens DVD ~ Art Carney
The list author says:
  "A TV movie about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; it is a horrible attempt at movie making! The story is dull and pointless (although some of it was based on real events) and the fx, some of the worst!"
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The Devil at 4 O'clock
21.  The Devil at 4 O'clock DVD ~ Spencer Tracy
The list author says:
  "Two men attempt to save the children from a hospital in the mountains of an erupting volcano"
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Eruption [VHS]
22.  Eruption [VHS] VHS O'Reilly
The list author says:
  "A reporter is trying to get an interview with a revolutionist or someone who lives as a recluse atop a mountain about to erupt; from what i read about it, it sucks."
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The Volcano Disaster
23.  The Volcano Disaster DVD ~ Chris William Martin
The list author says:
  "Evidently a rather bizarre film that doesn't have too much to do with a volcano--or a disaster for that matter--but I'll put it here for posterity."
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Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York
24.  Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York DVD ~ Costas Mandylor
The list author says:
  "really crappy!  Just awful!"
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After the Shock [VHS]
25.  After the Shock [VHS] VHS Nicholas Zaninovich
The list author says:
  "A Docudrama about the emergeny service people who are trying to save lives during the 1989 San Fancisco earthquake"
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Descent
26.  Descent DVD ~ Michael Dorn
The list author says:
  "B-budget ripoff of "The Core""
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2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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