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Still shot from the movie: Poseidon.

Poseidon

Life aboard a luxury cruise ship is turned upside down after a tidal wave capsizes the vessel. Now the surviving passengers must work their way up to the bottom of the boat, past the corpses, debris, and threat of flooding water, if they hope to be rescued. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 11 May 2006
Video Release: 21 Aug 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Director Wolfgang Petersen directed another ocean adventure in The Perfect Storm. Alfred Hitchcock creates tension among a group of survivors from a torpedoed boat in his film Lifeboat. And, of course, there is the original Poseidon Adventure.

Home Video Extra Features

Poseidon releases to Blu-ray on April 6, 2010.

DVD Release Date: 22 August 2006

Disaster movie fanatics will think their ship has come in—three times over—with the DVD release of Poseidon. The movie is available for purchase in one of three versions: Widescreen, Full Screen, or a 2 Disc Special Edition. Those who set sail with the latter will receive a boatload of bonus extras, such as the featurettes Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage (explaining the complexities of making this modern adventure movie), A Shipmate’s Diary (following a film-school intern’s experiences on the set) and Poseidon: Upside Down (a look at the unique set-design). Also included are a History Channel documentary titled Rogue Waves and the theatrical trailer. Subtitles are provided in English, Spanish and French.

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett