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Towering Inferno [Blu-ray] [1974] [US Import]

Paul Newman , Steve McQueen , John Guillermin    Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire
  • Directors: John Guillermin
  • Writers: Frank M. Robinson, Richard Martin Stern, Stirling Silliphant, Thomas N. Scortia
  • Producers: Irwin Allen, Sidney Marshall
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: 14 July 2009
  • Run Time: 165 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0024F08UG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,267 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

From Amazon.co.uk

Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revellers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. OJ Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. -- Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

Synopsis

A horrible fire engulfs the world's largest skyscraper trapping a groupof people on the top floor. Winner of 3 Academy Awards®.


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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Finest Disaster Movies Ever Made? 9 Jan 2010
By E. A. Redfearn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
During the last few years there has been a spate of disaster movies in abundance. Some good, some indifferent, and a couple, downright awful.

Maybe directors and producers should learn from this movie because THIS is how disaster movies should be made.

A party gathers on one of the upper floors of the tallest building in the world to celebrate its opening unaware that a fire has broken out a few floors below. As the fire rages, elevators become jammed, sprinklers fail to work, stairways become impassable. Then it becomes a race against time to rescue the people trapped above.

There are many fine actors in this movie, some of them legends in their own right. William Holden, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Robert Vaughan, Robert Wagner, Faye Dunaway, Jennifer Jones and Fred Astaire. There is much excitement here as the survivors struggle to get out of the building as the fire gets nearer and nearer until a decision is made which hopefully will dampen the fire.

The Blu-Ray version is very good indeed with a stunning image showing great detail in the dark scenes and with a good soundtrack to complement it. Also there are numerous extras which are worth seeing which were not available on DVD upon its initial release a few years ago.

It is good to see these classic movies being re-released on Blu-Ray at a fantastic price making it affordable for those who are thinking about changing to the new format. Blu-Ray prices are coming down a lot now which is a good thing.

Recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic blu ray 10 Oct 2012
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AT LAST THE CLASSIC FILM GETS THE RELEASE IT DESERVES!!
What can i saqy about this release other than its about bloody time! For yesars we have been passed dvds and vhs copies with inferior quality and pan and scan releases. Edition is a master-class in how blu ray can revive older films. The picture is near perfect...colours and tones faded in ealier editions are now born again..bright and colourful. The scenes with the fire itself contain no blocking of any sory and the grain is kept to a minimum. The sound is crystal clear and every explosion rocks the room!
Extras wise we are in a multitude of wonders. No stone has been left unturned...documentaries on the making of the film tustle with documentaries on the history of skys crapers and their building codes. The extended and deleted scenes are may and add an extra layer to the action and there is a lovely little piece prepared for the NATO conference in 1973 in which IRWIN ALLEN himself appears....you do have to ask tho...where were all these things before??
I mainly buy older films on blu ray...and this film stands as a great example of why. THANK GOD THAT AT LAST THERE IS A FORMAT WHICH CAN DO THEM JUSTICE AND GIVE THEM A NEW LIFE.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST DISASTER MOVIE EVER!! 27 Oct 2003
Format:DVD
I absolutely adore this film. It was the first disaster movie I ever saw, and left a lasting impression on me. It has everything a disaster movie needs, a big building, on fire, with trapped guests, Paul Newman, and Steve McQueen, and if thats not enough it's Steve McQueen in a firemans uniform.
For its time it was one of the biggest movies ever made, and when you watch it now, you see how well made it is. The effects are still good, and make this a movie you can watch over and over. And unlike disaster movies of today it has a point, and a message, and excellent dialogue, like 'Its out of control and heading your way' which still sends a shiver through me.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE WATCHES THIS FILM AT LEAST ONCE.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOWERING 15 May 2013
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WELL, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DISASTER MOVIES I HAVE EVER SEEN.EXCELLENT BLURAY:PICTURE,SOUND.GREAT CAST,YOU WILL LOVE IT,EXCELLENT FILM.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT INFERNO BEST DISASTER MOVIE EVER 8 Jan 2013
By ANDREW
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SAW THIS RECENTLY ON TV IN HD IT WAS GREAT BUT AS USUAL WHEN SHOWN, SEVERAL ''UPSETTING'' SCENES ARE CUT,EVERY TIME IT IS ON WHATEVER TIME OF THE DAY.WELL WORTH THE MONEY FOR THIS ON BLUE RAY THE FLAMES ARE VIVID AND THE EFFECTS LOOK BETTER,THE STARS [SPECIALLY FAYE DUNAWAY] LOOK GOOD AS WELL,AND NO CUTS LIKE ON TV
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome - a must have blu ray! 20 April 2010
By Leepy
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This is one of the best blu ray transfers I've ever seen especially for a 70's movie. I was amazed at the detail and vibrant colours and sound quality which I never experienced with the previous video and dvd formats. This film looks fresh and as good / if not better than most new CGI packed film releases and appears to be more realistic. A film transfer that Irwin Allen would be very proud of.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
I was surprised at how good the transfer to BLU RAY is on this classic Seventies disaster movie (and for that matter what a star Steve McQueen was - when he turns up its all over for the rest of the showy names).

But be aware - although the UK issue states REGION FREE - the 'US' variant on 20th Century Fox doesn't - because it's REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Stick with the cheap UK issue and stay out of those high-rises...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic disaster movie 16 Nov 2013
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Filmed in glorious 65mm and shown in Cinemas in 70mm the quality of this blu-ray is super along with the 5.1 dolby surround sound track. Nice load of extras too
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My favourite film, made much better on blu ray
Published 9 days ago by paulgarner
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, go head to head!
The Towering Inferno! Brilliant movie, brilliant acting! Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, head a stella cast, but Steve comes out on top. This movie is awesome!
Published 24 days ago by Ronin88-88
5.0 out of 5 stars The towering inferno blu ray region free
The longest day of disaster movies which were all the rage in the early seventies to about 1980.This and The poseiden adventure are the best of the irwin allen films his turkeys... Read more
Published 1 month ago by nobladeofgrass
5.0 out of 5 stars Long film but gripping
This is a long film with lots of action and excitement, but it has put me off ever living in a tower block. Great cast and story. Loved it.
Published 1 month ago by Happy Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars The daddy of disaster films
I once remember just before I turned 10 this was on the TV and me begging my dad to let me stay up to watch this film until it finished. Read more
Published 2 months ago by heather
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
i would recommend this film its great where paul newman fights his way into the fire to rescue traped people not worrying about hes own safety
Published 3 months ago by jc
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film
Superb product, brilliant picture quality, Excellent sound quality, very speedy delivery. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who likes this film.
Published 3 months ago by Chris Willoughby
4.0 out of 5 stars a real classic
Brilliant film but the box was damaged when it arrived so not really happy with the product, sold as it very good condition which, in my opinion it wasn't!
Published 4 months ago by Tizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Bought this for a friend who absolutely loves this film. Delivery was super quick and for the price not too bad. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laineyloos
5.0 out of 5 stars Burn, baby, burn
And oh how it does. Those poor bastards. Mega tall tower is always a bad, BAD idea. And here is no exception to (my) rule.
Published 5 months ago by BigAl82
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