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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star remaster and transfer.
This review is from the US zone-free blu-ray edition. If you like this movie, the blu-ray transfer is just perfect. The image is clear, very contrasted, color-saturated, noise-free, with its beautiful celluloid grain intact and therefore showing incredibly sharp details. The sound is magnificent; not excessively focused on the front channels, stereo effects and music are...
Published 9 months ago by Francisco Josť Poyato Ariza

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3.0 out of 5 stars Awesome at the pictures in 1975 in Sensurround, but...
.....even with bluray and viewed on a big tv, with the sound surround speakers on, it is a film that has not stood the test of time well.
This was a big colourful spectacular disaster film, dominated by a massive roaring earthquake that hit you from all over with the aid of the Sensurround system. Even with the volume up so loud that it made the tv sound system cut...
Published 2 months ago by D. Gallimore


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five star remaster and transfer., 26 Jun 2013
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Francisco Josť Poyato Ariza "Fran" (Madrid, Spain) - See all my reviews
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This review is from the US zone-free blu-ray edition. If you like this movie, the blu-ray transfer is just perfect. The image is clear, very contrasted, color-saturated, noise-free, with its beautiful celluloid grain intact and therefore showing incredibly sharp details. The sound is magnificent; not excessively focused on the front channels, stereo effects and music are great, and the "original sensorround", which, we all know by now is a massive subwoofer track, is intact there. A great product of the 70's in its best possible form.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest disaster movies ever made!, 14 Aug 2008
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FAMOUS NAME (UNITED KINGDOM) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Earthquake [DVD] (DVD)
Certainly one of the greatest disaster movies ever made, and one of the biggest movies of the 70s. Stars Lorne Greene, Charlton Heston, George Kennedy and Ava Gardner. A story of ordinary life with everyday problems that swiftly melt into insignificance when a massive earthquake strikes and threatens the survival of a large city!

This has some great special effects for its day, and some interesting stories woven into the disaster. Also stars a young Victoria Principal (Dallas)

Great movie!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mono, 9 Aug 2007
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EARTHQUAKE is a great film but the only thing that spoils the DVD release on Region 1 and Region 2 and probably other Regions, it's always in Mono. The Region 1 laser disc version was in 5.1 Stereo sound and I can't understand why the sound was downgraded to Mono. This happened when THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE first came out on DVD, it was Mono and the laser disc version was THX Stereo. Luckily Fox re-released THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE as a two-disc set and it was upgraded to the 5.1 Stereo sound. I hope Universal re-release EARTHQUAKE.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Earthquake, 6 Jan 2003
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Gavin Sharp (Aberdeen, Scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Earthquake [DVD] (DVD)
This has to go down as being one of he most exciting and best-executed film of all time. The actors enhance the reality of the disaster without being over the top resulting in a believable picture.
The film is also best remembered for its use of special effects, which show the evolution from early film making to the modern equivalent that relies so much upon capturing an audience with computer animation rather than a good, believable storyline.
It may also be noted that the success of the movie has been credited by its smaller scale recreation at 'Universal Studios' Florida, sum what enhancing the respect that this film is entitled too.
Without a doubt, this movie is an all time great, that holds its own with the likes of "The Towering Inferno" and "The Possidon Adventure"
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4.0 out of 5 stars DEVASTATING!!, 12 Aug 2001
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J. Harrison "70's Rule" (Dana Point, Ca. USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Earthquake [VHS] [1974] (VHS Tape)
Even for a 70's era disaster flick, the special effects for the time are awesome, the quake looking rather real!! Actually, the special effects even beat out some of today's "disasters". Some of today's computer effects are just unreal in nature and don't compare with the originality of the effects from the 70's disaster movies. The 70's methods may be dated, but are sure REALISTIC!
On the richter scale, this film measures an 8.0
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mono, 9 Aug 2007
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EARTHQUAKE is a great film but the only thing that spoils the DVD release on Region 1 and Region 2 and probably other Regions, it's always in Mono. The Region 1 laser disc version was in 5.1 Stereo sound and I can't understand why the sound was downgraded to Mono. This happened when THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE first came out on DVD, it was Mono and the laser disc version was THX Stereo. Luckily Fox re-released THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE as a two-disc set and it was upgraded to the 5.1 Stereo sound. I hope Universal re-release EARTHQUAKE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EARTHQUAKE, 22 July 2009
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June Rough (nottingham, england,uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Earthquake [DVD] (DVD)
THIS FILM WAS WORTH WATCHING THIRTY YEARS AGO, AND I DO NOT THINK IT HAS LOST ANY OF ITS IMPACT TODAY. POOR OLD AVA GARDNER PLAYS THE LUXURIOUS, BUT DOWNTRODDEN WIFE OF CHARLTON HESTON,WHO WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR (WITH A YOUNGER WOMAN), AND THROUGHOUT THE FILM, HE WAS TRYING TO GET RID OF HIS WIFE. THE EARTHQUAKE WAS BRILLIANTLY REALISTIC, THAT THE AMERICANS DO SO WELL FILLS ME WITH AWE. ONCE AGAIN, CHARLTON PLAYED A CONVINCING HERO, RESCUING THE PEOPLE. I OFTEN WONDER HOW LONG IT TAKES THEM TO CLEAN ALL THE TONS OF RUBBLE AFTER THE FILM IS FINISHED!
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5.0 out of 5 stars take off your pantyhose godammit!!!.........., 29 Mar 2014
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Fantastic, cheesy allstar 70s disaster pic. Chuck Heston in a wig, Richard Rountree in a leather onesie and Victoria Principal NOT in a bra! Great old school effects courtesy of matte painting supremo Al Whitlock. It doesn't get any better than this, an its never looked any better than this blu ray edition, but where are the extras Universal? Put some effort in or WE'LL come round and flatten Zsar Zsar Gabors hedge!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars city destroyed unmissable, 12 Mar 2014
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Irwin Allen. Undisputed master of disaster. . Charlton Heston although starring
Role was put into 2nd place behind the effects Very good for the time
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic desaster movie, 20 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Earthquake [DVD] (DVD)
great acting, great effects, great to see a film that is real, not filmed in front of a green screen, classic for those who like a good film, massive earthquake after shock distruction., if like towering inferno you luv this,
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