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The towering inferno / Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; produced by Irwin Allen ; directed by John Guillermin.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville DVD 791.43 TOW (Text) 39230031164047 Adult Video Checked out 11/24/2018
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD TOWERING (2 DISCS) (DRAMA) (Text) 39206020227193 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 164 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([32] pages : illustrations ; 16 cm) and 8 lobby cards
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Container incorrectly lists a French and an English stereo soundtrack as available.
Special features: Disc 1: all-new audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; all-new scene-specific commentary by Mike Vezina, special effects director (X-Men 3) and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator (Day after tomorrow) ; Disc 2: "Inside the tower: we remember" featurette; "Innovating tower: the SPFX of an inferno" featurette; "The art of towering" featurette; "Irwin Allen: the great producer" featurette; "Directing the inferno" featurette; "Putting out fire" featurette; "Running on fire" featurette; "Still the world's tallest building" featurette; "The writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; AMC backstory: "The towering inferno"; storyboard-to-film comparisons; Nato presentation reel; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; Original "Making-of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen Interview; still photo galleries (Shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes); original teaser; original trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; music, John Williams.
Participant or Performer Note:
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner.
Summary, etc.:
On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC.
Language Note:
English (Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 4.0 surround), and dubbed Spanish (Dolby digital mono.) soundtracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, USA, 1975: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Fred J. Koenekamp, Joseph F. Biroc) ; Best Film Editing (Harold F. Kress, Carl Kress) ; Best Music, Original Song (Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn).
Subject: Digital recordings.
Skyscrapers > United States > Drama.
Fire extinction > United States > Drama.
Rescues > United States > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Disaster films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Disaster > Feature.
Thriller > feature.
Suspense films.

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