Disaster Movies

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  1. David Levy

    David Levy Stunt Coordinator

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    Howdy y'all!

    Can anyone help me with disaster movies? I'm a big fan, but i'm kind of stuck with where to go now, after watching (and continually rewatching) EARTHQUAKE, POSEIDON ADVENTURE, AIRPORT and hell, even, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of some more to feed my addiction?
     
  2. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    Some that i have in my collection include:

    The Core
    Deep Impact
    Twister
    Volcano

    Not too many now that I go through my collection.

    Not all of them are the greatest movies, just a good disaster flick to watch when you're in the mood.
     
  3. glen_esq

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    The Towering Inferno

    The Naked Jungle - ANTS! Charleton Heston!

    Titanic, and, A Night to Remember

    A couple of oldies:
    San Francisco
    In Old Chicago
     
  4. JohnMor

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    Another vote for A Night to Remember and I really enjoy Dante's Peak when I'm in my disaster flick mode.
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Apollo 13
    The Towering Inferno
    The Andromeda Strain
    Airplane!
     
  6. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    For Man Made Disasters [​IMG] :
    The Day After
    By Aliens:
    Independence Day
    Mars Attack (Cheesey but funny)
    War of the Worlds is a pretty damn good one
     
  7. Jeff Whitford

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    Daylight
    Amageddon
    On the Beach
     
  8. Shaun

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    The Perfect Storm.

    Godzilla (1998)...in more ways than one.[​IMG]
     
  9. Ken_McAlinden

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    Val Lewton's "The Day the Earth Caught Fire".
    Rudolph Maté's "When Worlds Collide"

    Regards,
     
  10. Tony Scello

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    The Swarm...just try to ignore the huge holes in the plot, laughable (unintentional) writing, bad acting (ever though it sports a very notable cast) and sub-par special effects and you might just enjoy it [​IMG] Actually, the film looks better than ever on DVD and contains an extended version of the film (which some might view as additional torture[​IMG] )
     
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    - Titan AE
    - Deep Impact
    - Armageddon
    - The Core
    - Dante's Peak
     
  12. TheBat

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    I also would vote for deep impact, dante's peak, and the day after tomorrow.

    JACOB
     
  13. Joe*R

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    All of the Airport movies, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure, Deep Impact, Armageddon, The Core, 10.5 (although Earthquake is way better), Catagory 6[​IMG]ay of Destruction, Airplane, Airplane 2, Volcano, Titanic, Twister, A Night to Remember, Outbreak, The Hindenburg
     
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    "Kakatoa East Of Java" not very good but the special effects were nominated for an Oscar. Too bad it's mono on DVD, as it was in 70mm and Six track stereo sound! It had a very active surround track it was like the rocks were flying around in the theatre!
     
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    You'll be a very happy guy next year when the new POSEIDON ADVENTURE comes out. Had the opportunity to look at the upside down sets being built at WB Studios and they look awesome.
     
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    Don't forget such other laughable entries (besides THE SWARM):

    METEOR (1979)
    AVALANCHE (1978)
    AIRPORT: CONCORDE (1979)
     
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    Is this for theatrical or television? Any idea who is in it?
     
  18. John Garcia

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    Gigli - the biggest disaster I've heard of in years. [​IMG]

    I enjoyed Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure when I was a kid.
     
  19. Alex-A

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    While on the subject of disaster movies, I need some help in remembering the title of one.

    I watched it in high school during one of my classes, but the damn title escapes me. It's earthquake-related, and the only major detail that I can remember is that it uses real footage from an earthquake that occurred I believe in California where a double-decker highway collapsed and crushed people in their cars. I could be wrong on the location, but I am 100% sure about the fact that the movie uses actual footage from the real event.

    Anyone know?
     
  20. Gunnar Syren

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    Possibly Miracle on Interstate 880?
     

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