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Poseidon [videorecording] /

by Protosevich, Mark; Russell, Kurt; Lucas, Josh; Dreyfuss, Richard; Petersen, Wolfgang; Badelt, Klaus; Gallico, Paul; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419833367:.Language note: English or dubbed French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 9/23/2006Subject(s): Ocean travel -- Drama | Cruise ships -- Drama | Disasters -- Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Disaster films | Adventure films | DVD-Video discsCast: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss.Summary: Over 2,000 passengers and crew are celebrating New Year's Eve aboard the luxury cruise ship 'Poseidon' on the open sea. Without warning, at midnight, a rogue wave hundreds of feet high, slams into the ship and rolls it upside down. Most of the passengers and crew are killed outright, but several hundred remain alive in the ballroom, where the party was being held. Realizing their only hope of rescue lies at the surface of the water, a handful of survivors, led by Dylan and Robert start to make their way past falling debris, flash fires, and the ever-present threat of flooding. Their destination is the ship's propeller shafts.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it completely upside down, forcing the surviving passengers to fight their way to safety in Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen's waterlogged blockbuster. Trapped beneath the waterline and implored by the captain to remain in place until a rescue team arrives, the panicked survivors struggle to keep their cool as the water begins to rush in, infernos blaze all around, and a loss of electricity plunges the doomed vessel into total darkness. Seasoned gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) isn't willing to wage his life on the prompt arrival of help, though, and as he attempts to navigate the treacherous, inverted maze of death, he is flanked by desperate band of like-minded seafarers including eight-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett) and his mother, Maggie (Jacinda Barrett), reticent stowaway Elena (Mía Maestro), suicidal Richard (Richard Dreyfus), and concerned father Robert (Kurt Russell), whose missing daughter may still be somewhere onboard along with her frightened fiancé. With a little luck and a little help from onboard waiter Marco (Freddy Rodriguez), the desperate team may just live to see the morning after. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 9/23/2006

DVD; Dolby digital 5.1; region 1.

English or dubbed French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Title from container.

Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss.

Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, Peter Honess ; music, Klaus Badelt.

Based on the novel by Paul Gallico and the motion picture "The Poseidon adventure."

MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.

Over 2,000 passengers and crew are celebrating New Year's Eve aboard the luxury cruise ship 'Poseidon' on the open sea. Without warning, at midnight, a rogue wave hundreds of feet high, slams into the ship and rolls it upside down. Most of the passengers and crew are killed outright, but several hundred remain alive in the ballroom, where the party was being held. Realizing their only hope of rescue lies at the surface of the water, a handful of survivors, led by Dylan and Robert start to make their way past falling debris, flash fires, and the ever-present threat of flooding. Their destination is the ship's propeller shafts.

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