The Poseidon Adventure
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Featuring impressive special effects for its time and excellent performances from its cast, the movie manages to rise above a trite script and corny dialogue as they travel through an upside-down world, into the bowels of the ship in the hope of rescue from above.
Perhaps the main attraction of this movie is the sets, which effectively create a world turned on its head that leaves passengers walking on the ceilings of a maze of passageways and falling into what was just seconds before the roof of a giant ballroom. The movie proved to be a smash hit in 1972 and itself garnered nine Oscar nominations.
The movie was previously released on DVD as a relatively bare-bones effort, an oversight which has been corrected here in what is a virtual embarrassment of riches for those of us who love to scour through the special features of those shiny discs.Read more ›
The real disaster is the treatment Fox gave the DVD. I didn't wait all these years for DVD technology to hear Dolby mono. The movie was originally released in stereo. Hearing all those screaming people from my center speaker doesn't cut it. Hearing John William's fine score, and the Academy Award winning "The Morning After" in mono is a real disappointment. I know there was a 'making of' documentary produced around the time the film was made. Why isn't it on the DVD? Why didn't we get a commentary track from some of the special effects wizards, cast, or director. They can't all be dead. Again, we waited for years for this to be released in a digital format, but my recommendation is to stick with the VHS version. At least that is in stereo.
There are more extras than you can shake a stick at:
Commentary by director Ronald Neame
Commentary by Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens, and Carol Lynley
Hollywood Backstories episode with nice behind-the-scenes footage
The Cast Looks Back
Falling Up with Ernie
The Writer: Stirling Silliphant
The Heroes of The Poseidon
The Morning After Story
R.M.S. Queen Mary
Conversations with Ronald Neame
Marketing and publicity galleries
Original 1972 Featurette
Trailer and Teaser Trailer
Wow! That's a lot of stuff to watch. I watched a lot of the extras - my favorites were the Hollywood Backstories episode (about 25 minutes long) and also some of the more recent interviews with cast members.
I purchased the disc at Wal-Mart for under thirteen dollars. At the time of this review, it looks like that is the only place that sells this Blu-ray based on the packaging sticker, which read "Only at Wal-Mart."
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I love this movie. I forgot Leslie Nielsen was in the movie. Another example of an actor who played a comical roll in Naked Gun, but can play a serious actor.Published 8 days ago by Hispanic para SB1070
I saw this right before I sailed on the now gone s.s. wickersham. In a huge giant screened theater in seattle. Which made taking a cruise to alaska more interesting to me. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Michael Dobey
Gene Hackman...Classic! I lived this movie. Watched it as a kid. And ordered it as a adult. This movie is sad. And makes you wonder??? Just don't forget to wear your lifejacket.Published 1 month ago by customer
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