Special features on Disc One include that annoying up-front anti-piracy ad; commentary by Ronald Neame; another commentary track by Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens, and Carol Lynley; and an interactive fun feature called "Follow The Escape!" Supplements on Disc Two include the 25-minute "AMC Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure" and the following featurettes: "The Cast Looks Back" (six minutes), "Falling Up With Ernie" (four minutes), "The Writer: Stirling Silliphant" (nine minutes), "The Heroes Of The Poseidon" (10 minutes), "The Morning After Story" (nine minutes), and "R.M.S. Queen Mary" (6-1/2 minutes). There are three short conversations with Ronald Neame
The Poseidon Adventure is a perilous sea adventure that details the desperate effort of ten survivors as they try to escape an ocean liner capsized by a huge tidal wave. Death and destruction are everywhere as the victims struggle their way through the inverted ship. This classic thriller weaves suspenseful terror at sea with the survivors
This new anamorphically enhanced DVD picture looks really nice, albeit a bit dated. Colors are nicely balanced, with pleasing saturation and generally deep blacks. The picture is smoother and more solid than the previously released DVD, with little in the way of bothersome pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)
Unlike the previous DVD release, the Dolby
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