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The Poseidon Adventure SE (R2) in May

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Poseidon Adventure (Two-Disc Special Edition) for 29th May 2006 priced at £15.99. Produced by ‘master of disaster’ Irwin Allen (The Towering Inferno, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) and directed by Ronald Neame, the Academy Award® winning The Poseidon Adventure features an all star cast led by Gene Hackman (The French Connection, The Royal Tenenbaums).

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, luxury cruise liner the S.S.Poseidon is en route from New York to Athens. When a tidal wave caused by an underwater earthquake literally turns the ship upside-down, a small band of survivors led by Reverend Frank Scott (Hackman) travel towards the ship’s hull in an attempt to reach safety. Encountering such hazardous obstacles as steam, fire, and rising water, their perilous journey is a heart-pumping race against time, before either they drown or the vessel sinks!

Features on this two-disc special edition include…

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English audio
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ronald Neame
  • Audio Commentary by cast members Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens & Carol Lynley
  • Interactive Featurette: Follow the Escape

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Featurettes:
    • The Cast looks Back
    • Falling Up With Ernie
    • The Heart of Disaster – Stirling Sillliphant
    • The Heroes of the Poseidon
    • The Morning After Story
    • The R.M.S. Queen Mary
    • AMC Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure
  • A Conversation with Ronald Neame:
    • Sinking Corridor
    • Generations of Fans
    • Turning Over the Ship
  • Storyboard Comparisons:
    • Up the Vertical Shaft
    • Saving reverend Scott
  • Vintage Promotional Materials:
    • Original 1972 Featurette
    • The Poseidon Adventure Teaser
    • The Poseidon Adventure Trailer
  • Interactive/Stills Galleries:
    • American Cinematographer Interactive Article
    • Stills Galleries (Marketing & Publicity)

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