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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good the morning after., 2 May 2005
This review is from: The Poseidon Adventure [1972] [DVD] (DVD)
I still remember the tremendous buzz of excitement that accompanied the original release of 'The Poseidon Adventure' There had never been anything quite like it before.Too young to see it at the time, I caught it a few years later at a school film night. Even after over 30 years this first Irwin Allen offering is still a terrific film . The story is well documented - giant tsunami capsizes luxury liner at the stroke of midnight on new years eve, and we then follow the trials and tribulations of a group of survivors as they battle their way to salvation. Ok - it's cheesy, and it leaves no cliche unturned in it's attempt at suspense and characterisation, but from the heartstopping disaster scene, to the last shots of the survivors' shattered faces as they finally reach freedom, this is truly the mother of all disaster movies, and it set the mould for the the genre through the seventies and beyond. There are some memorable moments - who can forget Shelley Winters' underwater excursion - and fine performances from Gene Hackman and Earnest Borgnine. A worthy addition to any DVD collection.
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