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The Poseidon Adventure [Blu-ray] [1972]

Release Date:10/09/2012

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (101 out of 101)

    Special Features

    • Commentary by director Ronald Neame
    • Commentary by Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens and Carol Lynley
    • Hollywood backstories: The Poisedon Adventure
    • 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: sinking corridor, generations of fans, turning over the ship
    • Galleries: marketing, publicity, behind-the-scenes
    • Storyboard comparisons: ship capsizes, the vertical shaft, saving Reverand Scott
    • Vintage promotional material: original 1972 featurette, The Poisedon Adventure teaser, The Poisedon Adventure trailer


    The Poseidon Adventure
    The Poseidon is an ocean liner charting its course on New Year's Eve. Just after midnight, Captain Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) spots the mother of all tidal waves. It is the last thing that Harrison and practically everyone else onboard sees before drowning -- the Poseidon is turned upside down, with only a handful of survivors. The ten lucky ones -- including Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine), Linda Rogo (Stella Stevens), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle Rosen (Shelley Winters), and Manny Rosen (Jack Albertson) -- led by no-nonsense minister Frank Scott (Gene Hackman), desperately attempt to climb from the top of the ship (now submerged) to the bottom (now "the top"). The film's theme song, "The Morning After," sung by Maureen McGovern, earned an Oscar. In addition, The Poseidon Adventure received the Special Achievement Award for Special Effects; L.B. Abbott and A.D. Flowers were the recipients. A sequel, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, came out in 1979. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - Rev. Frank Scott
    • Ernest Borgnine
      Ernest Borgnine - Mike Rogo
    • Red Buttons
      Red Buttons - James Martin
    • Carol Lynley
      Carol Lynley - Nonnie Parry
    • Roddy McDowall
      Roddy McDowall - Acres

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