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Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in Earthquake, an epic film about ordinary citizens who must band together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster! When the most catastrophic earthquake in history rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there. Now strangers must become heroes as the city struggles to get to its feet before the next terrifying aftershock hits! Also starring Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan and Victoria Principal, Earthquake combines outstanding performances with Academy Award-winning sound and groundbreaking special effects.
The disaster-movie trend of the early and mid-1970s was starting to wear out its welcome when Earthquake was released in 1974. Its another one of those enjoyably mindless all-star marathons, and the title tells you all you need to know about the plot. Charlton Heston offers his trademark brand of macho courage as the citizens of Los Angeles brace for the Big One--an earthquake that rattles the city to its crumbling foundation. It's got all the sophistication of a Love Boat episode, but the movie's momentum scores high marks (at least on the Richter scale), and the Oscar-winning sound design and special visual effects are still impressive, especially when you consider that advanced computer-graphics effects were still two decades in the future. Genevieve Bujold adds a touch of class to the all-star ensemble, and of course, what self-respecting disaster flick would be complete without a role for George Kennedy? In more ways than one, this cheesy movie rocks! (If you want to re-create the movie's original sound process known as "Sensurround," youll just have to crank up the bass and subwoofer on your home theater system until plaster cracks and windows shatter!) --Jeff Shannon
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Ray of Earthquake. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the sensurround track. I have a Dennon surround 875 watt 5.1 system. Also a
Polk 350 watt subwoofer. When the quake happen in the picture it shook the whole room. I
Could feel it hit my chest.
The picture quality is also very good. As far as disaster movies go it holds up pretty well if you can take all of the soap it offers.
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars because I feel that they had to many big name stars with nothing to
Move the story forward. All in all a very good action and special effects movie for it's time.