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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Special Edition
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Jacinda Barrett, Mike Vogel, Mia Maestro, Kevin Dillon, Freddy Rodriguez, Jimmy Bennett, Stacy Ferguson & Andre Braugher

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include a 23-minute Poseidon: A Ship On A Soundstage featurette, the theatrical trailer, and up-front ads. Disc Two contains the 11-minute Poseidon: Upside Down featurette, the 12-minute A Shipmate's Diary featurette, and the 29-minute Rogue Waves History Channel

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Bros
(Catalog Number): 83012
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/22/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wolfgang Petersen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
While passengers onboard the "Poseidon" were busy toasting in the New Year, a humongous rogue wave was on its way to join in on the festivities. After the giant swell crashed its way into the ship, as in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure (both of which are based on the novel by Paul Gallico), death and destruction was everywhere, as the victims scrambled to find their way to safety through the inverted ship. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
Other than some noticeable pixel breakup and edge enhancement, the 2.38:1 DVD picture is quite good, with well-rendered blacks and very good shadow delineation. Colors generally look good, although flesh tones can have a slightly reddish tint. Images are pleasantly sharp, and the source element is very clean. (Danny Richelieu)

While the Dolby