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Towering Inferno [Import]
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The Towering Inferno
Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revelers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter, and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. O.J. Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. --Keith Simanton
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I have the edited 8mm 6 reel hightlights, the two laser disc releases (the THX version was realeased in 1995) and the non-anamorphic DVD.....
So when are Fox or Warner (both hold rights to this title) going to do the decent thing and restore this classic to it's former 70mm roadshow glory? A two disc special edition would be real nice. By all means include the deleted scenes on disc two, by all means use seamless branching on disc 1 to choose either the regular 35mm version or the 70mm roadshow version (there some different edits between the two, how many can remember that the 70mm roadshow had an intermission as a cliffhanger, just as the stairwell blew up when Jennifer Jones and Paul Newman were trying to escape with the two kids?).Read more ›
Steve MCQueen owns the movie as the cool fire chief as everything is burning around him.
Delivered quickly and as expected.
The night of its grand opening the Tallest building in the world catches fire. Believed to be impossible to burn. This films core theme of human arrogance is reminiscent of the Titanic story of the unsinkable ship, this is the unburnable building.
Paul Newman plays the buildings architect who after when a small electrical breaks out in the morning of the Grand Opening discovers that his superior designs have been altered in order to cut cost. A move that he realizes will to disaster, his warnings fail to reach their desired effect & so no one really listens until its to late.
The Bluray is loaded with special features including all the features from the 2 disc special edition dvd & then some.
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Le meilleur des films catastrophe des années 1970. Les effets spéciaux sont époustouflants pour l'époque et Paul Newman et Steve McQueen sont à... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lucie Boutet
Disc arrived in good condition and on time.
Not a bad action-adventure.
I would recommend it.
always liked this movie was lots of fun to re watch I with some who never saw itPublished 9 months ago by dave anderson