In this Special Edition DVD release, of the 1972 disaster classic The Poseidon Adventure, viewers are treated to a myriad of special features. Fans of this motion picture blockbuster, before blockbusters were common place, will be pleased with the excellent image quality and vivid colours captured in this re-release.
The story surrounds the passengers of a cruise ship who must struggle to survive after their ship capsizes on New Years Eve. Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman – The Royal Tenenbaums, Runaway Jury) takes charge of a small group of believers who agree to follow him to safety…or so they hope. One skeptic is Det. Lt. Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine – Escape from New York) who goes head to head with the reverend every step of the way (yes, this film is playing up on biblical tales). With women and children in their care, the two leaders make there way through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to stay alive.
Featuring an all-star cast this film is an epic disaster flick that has set the standard for all action films that have followed. It has stood the test of time and showcases an impressive array of special effects. The beauty of the film is the possibility that any one of the cast members may fall victim to the many obstacles they must face, and some do. So climb aboard the S.S. Poseidon and be prepared for a thrill ride brought to you by ambitious producer Irwin Allen.
New audio commentary by Director Ronald Neame
New audio commentary by Stars Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens and Carol Lynley
Interactive "Follow the escape" Feature
9 New Featurettes
Interactive Article from "American Cinematographer"
Still Photo Galleries