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"The Poseidon Adventure" DVD re-issue coming?


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#1 of 74 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted October 02 2001 - 06:41 PM

I understand that the 1972 flick starring Gene Hackman was previously released as a rather luckluster DVD by FOX.

Amazon.com is now listing the film as a pre-order for December 18th.

Anyone have info on this? Is this a re-do (remastered picture, sound, anamorphic?) or simply a re-release at a different price?

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#2 of 74 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted October 02 2001 - 07:49 PM

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I talked with Fox while out in LA during the National Meet and don't expect them to revisit "The Poseidon Adventure" or "The Towering Inferno" for a good while which means 2003 at the earliest.


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#3 of 74 OFFLINE   Peter Staddon

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Posted October 03 2001 - 03:44 AM

Michael,

This is the date of a price reduction on the existing Poseidon Adventure, not a new release.

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#4 of 74 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted October 03 2001 - 06:08 AM

Thanks for responding Peter. Though I have not seen the current DVD myself, the reviews I've read have not been stellar. I sincerely hope a "re-do" will happen (2003? I can wait.)

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Posted October 03 2001 - 09:47 AM

Michael, my wife has the old disc. She tells me it's servicable, and seems happy with it. When I mentioned a possible SE re-release on a different occassion, she said that she'd have to see what the new one was like, and repeated that she was happy with the old one.

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#6 of 74 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 19 2002 - 08:59 AM

I did a search for this topic because a local store has this DVD for a very nice price. Since I really adore this old adventure flick, I'm tempted to pick it up. But...

A movie this popular seems like a prime choice for a new SE.

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#7 of 74 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted February 19 2002 - 09:07 AM

Poseidon Adventure is another one of my guilty favorites - along with Logan's Run.

I own Logan's Run but not Poseidon. I had been holding out for a rerelease as I beleive this was a non-anamorphic-era Fox title. Same goes for Towering Inferno.

It's too bad there won't be a revisit before 2003.
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#8 of 74 OFFLINE   soop.spoon

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Posted February 19 2002 - 11:31 AM

dude... Logan's Run is NOT a guilt pleasure... It's the greatest scifi movie of all time! Posted Image

(and I'm only half kidding)

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Posted February 19 2002 - 12:36 PM

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dude... Logan's Run is NOT a guilt pleasure... It's the greatest scifi movie of all time!

(and I'm only half kidding)

I agree with the half that's kidding...
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#10 of 74 OFFLINE   Lee Bombard

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Posted February 19 2002 - 02:43 PM

2002 is the 30th anniversary of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE...

Perhaps by the end of the year?

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#11 of 74 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted February 19 2002 - 02:59 PM

Would love to see a 16:9 enhanced version with a cast commentary.
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#12 of 74 OFFLINE   Lee Bombard

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Posted February 20 2002 - 11:01 AM

Also perhaps the recent AMC Backstory on The Poseidon Adventure. They could also include the original 1972 behind the scenes reel that pops up on e-bay once in a while.

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Posted February 03 2006 - 07:12 AM

The long wait is finally over...DVDActive.com and DavisDVD.com are both reporting that The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno will be released as new special editions on May 9, 2006Posted Image Posted Image Both will get new anamorphic transfers but no other specs have been revealed yet. Here's hoping we get some documentaries, commentaries and the many "TV Version" scenes from TTI as supplements. Check out DVDActive.com for a peek at the cover art. Nice!
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Posted February 03 2006 - 07:18 AM

Now we just need a EARTHQUAKE SE and I'd be set with old school disaster movies....
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Posted February 03 2006 - 07:32 AM

cover art to Towering Inferno looks pretty spectacular- is that a Berkey Illustration?
nice to see that they are incoporating the original Key art for a change (although a blue scheme to PA would have been better).
since these are both getting released the same day, i expect some reailers will have a decent sale price when bought together- but its chaffing to pick up remastered titles like this at this point in time, when i'm already looking to HD for upgrades. still i probably will replace both since Fox will probably drag their heels in regards to Blu-ray releases.

i really hope Warner follows with a release of Beyond The Poseidon Adventure- i know it gets a bad rap, but its enjoyable B-movie schlock to me

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Posted February 03 2006 - 07:40 AM

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Now we just need a EARTHQUAKE SE and I'd be set with old school disaster movies....

Ditto!
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Posted February 03 2006 - 08:25 AM

Recently posted at www.thedvdforums.com :

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...was just browsing through IMDB, and noticed the "Where are they now" for Carol Lynley and I quote:

"(February 2006) She provided audio commentary for the upcoming release of the new deluxe edition of the Poseidon Adventure DVD along with Pamela Sue Martin and Stella Stevens."

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Posted February 03 2006 - 08:28 AM

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Posted February 03 2006 - 11:00 AM

I met Carol and Stella at a Special Screening of P.A.in San Francisco a few years ago. They were both very nice. Shelly Winters was suppose to show up but cancelled at the last minute.
A commentary by all three of these woman would be great.
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Posted February 03 2006 - 11:13 AM

Director Ronald Neame has apparently also recorded a commentary for Poseidon Adventure SE.

I hope they have tracked down the original stereo tracks (first dvd was mono).




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