The Stats: This DVD is very basic but has the film dubbed in three languages (very entertaining) with the original theatre preview which, unfortunately, truly dates it. The "Scene Menu" even has an upside-down ship with 'glugging noises' to entertain you while you decide if you want to see the ship turn over or see a heavy Shelley Winters underwear. However, for the first of it's genre, it is still a great film. We are treated to some major and minor stars all thrust into a drama at sea, where the best special effect is Shelley Winters swimming underwater to save Gene Hackman who is stuck under 10 pounds of tin foil. To be fair, the scene of the ship turning over in the ballroom is thrilling, even though the editing of the angles of the actors falling doesn't quite jive. A large earthquake caused swell is possible, but breaking exactly at the point the ship is turning one minute after New Years Eve? Okay...Hollywood. "Poseidon" is a well-balanced script, slowly knocking off one actor after another and the upside-down kitchens, toilets and hallways make for funhouse thrills. When the horrors and the drama almost become tedious, the writers throw in good laughable lines that save the story. Just to see Stella Stevens say, "I'm going next, in case fat-ass gets stuck" (Shelley Winters) is worth the DVD. Color quality is excellent and everyone looks so young, except Ernest Borgnine, who remains, uh, ageless. Oh yes. The better actors all get killed.