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.
Why Is Poseidon Rated PG-13?
Poseidon is rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.
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Poseidon includes some profanities, terms of Deity and portrayals of alcohol and cigarette use. A man contemplates suicide when his male lover dumps him. A singer shows some cleavage during a night show and some other slightly revealing clothing is seen. A man slaps a woman’s behind. A father questions a young, unmarried couple about their sexual relationship. He also comments on his daughter’s eveningwear. Later the couple dances seductively at the disco. A drunkard makes a sexual comment to female passengers. A porter allows a stowaway to bunk with him for passage. The film depicts the death of a multitude of passengers by falling, electrocution, or being impaled, crushed, engulfed by flames or drowned. Panic ensues and screams are heard when the boat capsizes. Huge numbers of dead bodies are shown, some floating in water, some charred by fire, others bloody and pinned by debris—all are the result of natural disaster. One man, hanging on the leg of another character, is kicked off and he falls down an elevator shaft. A character slips and falls to his death in front of a group of survivors. A man’s face is cut by extreme air pressure. Repeated explosions rock the sinking ship.
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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Poseidon...
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.