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The Towering Inferno R1 SE in May

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Towering Inferno (Special Edition) for 9th May 2006 priced at $19.98 SRP. A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when a defective wire in its systems-control panel causes an electrical flare-up. Within minutes the gala event turns into a hellish inferno, as a raging fire traps society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards, this sepctacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star studded cast including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.

The Towering Inferno (Special Edition) includes the widescreen feature plus extended and deleted scenes, commentaries, promotional materials, interactive galleries, still galleries and more on 2 discs…

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • Anamorphic Widescreen PresentationEnglish DD2.0 & DD4.0 Surround
  • Spanish Mono
  • Commentaries by F.X. Feeney, film historian, and scene-specific commentary by: Mike Venzina - Special Effects Director and Branko Racki - Stunt Coordinator

Disc 2: Extras
  • Featurettes:
    • Inside the Tower: We Remember
    • Innovating Tower: The SPFX of An Inferno
    • The Art of Towering
    • Irwin Allen: The Great Producer
    • Directing the Inferno
    • Putting Out Fire
    • Running On Fire
    • Still The Worlds Tallest Building
    • The Heart of Disaster: Stirling Silliphant
  • AMC Backstory: The Towering Inferno
  • Extended & Deleted Scenes:
    • Alternate opening sequence
    • Harlee meets up with Lisolette and the kids
    • Air ducts
    • Close up of Harry on the Phone
    • Extended scene with Doug and Susan
    • The jeweler delivers the golden scissors as Dan Bigelow argues with his staff
    • James and Dan discuss the party
    • Harlee and Lisolette
    • James and Susan discuss San Francisco
    • The Mayor addresses the crowd
    • James discusses the elevators with the Mayor and Senator Gary Parker
    • James and Senator Parker in the elevator
    • The party's entertainer
    • Firemen
    • Susan and Patty discuss their significant others
    • The electrical system
    • Emergency vehicles on the scene
    • Waiting for the elevator
    • Four alarm fire
  • Trailers

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