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Overall C+

After a cruise ship named the Poseidon capsizes because of a tidal wave, a small group of survivors lead by a rebellious preacher (Gene Hackman), climb their way up to the bottom of the boat in the hopes of being rescued.

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG

The Poseidon Adventure

The most recent home video release of this movie is April 3, 2012. Here are some details…

Blu-ray Notes: The Poseidon Adventure

Release Date: 3 April 2012

The Poseidon Adventure releases on Blu-ray, and is available for purchase exclusively at Wal-Mart.

DVD Release Date: 9 May 2006

The Poseidon Adventure comes to DVD as a 2-disc set with a boatload of special features, such as a commentary by director Ronald Neame, and another by actors Pamela Sue Martin, Stella Stevens and Carol Lynley. There are also a number of featurettes (The Cast Looks Back, Falling Up with Ernie, The Heart of Disaster: Stirling Silliphant, The Heroes of The Poseidon, The Morning After Story, The R.M.S. Queen Mary, Sinking Corridor, Generations of Fans, Turning Over the Ship and the AMC Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure), as well as one that is interactive (Follow The Escape). The secrets of filmmaking are revealed in a film-to-storyboard comparison of the scenes: Ship Capsized, Up The Vertical Shaft, and Saving Reverend Scott. Other promotional and marketing tidbits are also included. The film is presented with audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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A group of survivors face peril on the ocean when their ship sinks and they are forced to take refuge in a Lifeboat. Another captain tries to keep his boat afloat when he faces The Perfect Storm. Poseidon (2006) is a remake of this deep-sea disaster movie.

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