Towering Inferno

Newman, Paul

SKU: 024543600008

UPC 024543600008
Release Date 2009-07-14
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 165
Format Color
Synopsis A horrible fire engulfs the world's largest skyscraper trapping a group of people on the top floor. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: 3, Best Cinematography, Best Song (We May Never Love Like This Again), Best Editing.Warner Brothers, which owned Richard Martin Stern's The Tower, and 20th Century Fox, which owned Thomas N. Scotia and Frank Robinson's The Glass Inferno, joined artistic and financial forces to produce this film. It cost approximately $14 million to make and made $55 million in domestic release and $150 million worldwide. Color by DeLuxe; shot in Panavision. 200 stunts were performed by 100 stunt doubles; however stars Steve McQueen and Paul Newman both preferred to do their own stunt work, including the last one where they were tied down along with the rest of the guests, and millions of gallons of water were released on top of them. Additional cast: Elizabeth Rogers (Lady in Buoy), Ann Leicester (Guest), Norman Grabowski (Flaker), Olan Soule (Johnson), Carlena Gower (Angela Allbright), Carol McEvoy (Mrs. Allbright), Paul Comi (Tim), George Wallace (Chief Officer), Patrick Culliton (Technician), Erik Nelson (Wes), and Art Ballinger (Announcer). Additional credits: Orville Hallbert (camera operator action sequences), Ted Keep (scoring mixer), Don White and Phil Ball (assistant directors), Vanderveer Photo Effects (opticals), and Pacific Title (titles). The producers gratefully acknowledged the cooperation of: San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Board of Fire Commissioners Keith P. Calden, Chief of San Francisco Fire Dept. Los Angeles City Fire Department Los Angeles City Board of Fire Commissioners Raymond M. Hill, Chief of Los Angeles Fire Dept. Dedication: To those who give their lives so that others might live -- to the fire fighters of the world - this picture is gratefully dedicated. The Towering Inferno was actress Jennifer Jones' last screen appearance. The laserdisc version includes the original theatrical trailer.One hundred and thirty stories of glass and steel pierce the landscape, a monument to architectural know-how and the power of money. But the builders have taken some cash-saving shortcuts, and it takes just one spark from an electric current to set off a disaster. During a celebratory party full of wealthy movers and shakers, the tower bursts into flames, and chaos erupts as the raging force of nature envelopes the structure. A courageous fire captain on the outside and the desperate architect trapped inside struggle to save the guests from the fire created by their greedy manipulations....One of the best movies of its type ever made...Disaster master Irwin Allen's thrilling Best Picture nominee is overflowing with classic instances of historical import...
Cast Irwin Allen (Producer)
John Williams (Composer)
Paul Newman (Star)
Ernie F. Orsatti (Star)
William Holden (Star)
Susan Blakely (Star)
Steve McQueen (Star)
William J. Creber (Production Designer)
Stirling Silliphant (Producer)
Jennifer Jones (Star)
Dabney Coleman (Star)
Faye Dunaway (Star)
Don Gordon (Star)
Susan Flannery (Star)
Joseph Biroc (Director of Photography)
Irwin Allen (Director)
Ward Preston (Art Director)
Jack Collins (Star)
Robert Vaughn (Star)
O.J. Simpson (Star)
Mike Lookinland (Star)
Fred Koenekamp (Director of Photography)
Carl Kress (Editor)
John Guillermin (Director)
Norman Burton (Star)
Fred Astaire (Star)
Felton Perry (Star)
Sheila Allen (Star)
Paul Zastupnevich (Costume Designer)
Harold F. Kress (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when a defective wire in its systems-control panel causes an electrical flare-up. Within minutes the gala event turns into a hellish inferno, as a raging fire traps society's most prominent citizens on the top floor. Winner of three Academy Awards, this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star studded cast including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] NTSC Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 4.0 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Mono - Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Featurette: 1. Inside the Tower: We Remember 2. Innovating Tower: The SPFX of An Inferno 3. The Art of Towering 4. Irwin Allen: The Great Producer 5. Directing the Inferno 6. Putting Out Fire 7. Running On Fire 8. Still The Worlds Tallest Building 9. The Heart of Disaster: Stirling Silliphant 10. AMC Backstory: THE TOWERING INFERNO Audio Commentary: 1. F.X. Feeney - Film Historian 2. Mike Venzina - Special Effects Director, Branko Racki - Stunt Coordinator (Specific Scenes) Additional Products: Lobby Cards
Language English
Weight 0.16000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Suspense/Thriller,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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