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On The Beach [DVD] [1959]

  • SKU: 25366593
  • Release Date: 08/26/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    On the Beach
    Although there'd been "doomsday dramas" before it, Stanley Kramer's On the Beach was considered the first "important" entry in this genre when originally released in 1959. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute, the film is set in the future (1964) when virtually all life on earth has been exterminated by the radioactive residue of a nuclear holocaust. Only Australia has been spared, but it's only a matter of time before everyone Down Under also succumbs to radiation poisoning. With only a short time left on earth, the Australian population reacts in different ways: some go on a nonstop binge of revelry, while others eagerly consume the suicide pills being issued by the government. When the possibility arises that rains have washed the atmosphere clean in the Northern hemisphere, a submarine commander (Gregory Peck) and his men head to San Diego, where faint radio signals have been emanating. The movie's all-star cast includes: Peck as the stalwart sub captain, Ava Gardner as his emotionally disturbed lover, Fred Astaire as a guilt-wracked nuclear scientist, and Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson as the "just starting out in life" married couple. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gregory Peck
      Gregory Peck - Dwight Towers
    • Ava Gardner
      Ava Gardner - Moira Davidson
    • Fred Astaire
      Fred Astaire - Julian Osborn
    • Anthony Perkins
      Anthony Perkins - Peter Holmes
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      Donna Anderson - Mary Holmes



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great film

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      Asters1
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      Great movie with one of my favorite actors, Gregory Peck. Good Blu-ray transfer. I honestly couldn’t detect any real audio sync problems like some other reviewers have posted. It must have to do with what player you’re using.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      Megg
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      Read the book and was exited to see the movie. I was not disappointed. Amazing cast!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      Sbbluewater
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      Great classic movie bright to bluray. Quality of the transfer is very good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fitting title for the end of humanity.

      Posted
      Marsh44

      Still as good as first seen by the movie gooing public. This film will make us all think again

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie had to get

      Posted
      Shirl
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      Older movies hard to get. Ordered for a gift. War movies remakes very good.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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