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

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch BLU-RAY TOW (Text) 34207002309491 DVDs-Adult Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: BLU-RAY ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]

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General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson.
Special features: Audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; sceen-specific commentary by Mike V©♭zina, special effects director on X-Men: the last stand, and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator: Montreal on The day after tomorrow; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; "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; AMC backstory: The towering inferno; storyboard-to-film comparisons; NATO presentation reel; Original "Making of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen interview; original teaser, trailer and The Poseidon adventure trailer; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; still galleries (shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.:
In the heart of San Francisco, the finishing touches have just been made to the Glass Tower, a 138-story skyscraper. A huge celebratory gala, complete with VIP guests, has been planned to celebrate the dedication of what has been promoted as the world's tallest building. But Doug Roberts, the building's architect, suspects all is not right with the building. He discovers that the contractors have used shoddy wiring, not the heavy-duty wiring he had specified. During the height of the celebratory extravaganza, the overworked wiring develops short circuits and it isn't long before the Glass Tower becomes a huge towering inferno. Now the nearly 300 guests become trapped on the building's 135th floor, where the party it taking place. Fire Chief Michael O'Hallorhan immediately devises a daring plan to rescue the trapped guests, but his efforts quickly become a battle against time and the panicked guests.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono., AVC @ 24 MBPS, 50-GB, dual-layer, 1080p High Definition.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
This is a Blu-ray disc which can only be played on Blu-ray disc players and will not play on standard DVD players.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Language Note:
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 4.0, Dolby surround) or Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Skyscrapers > California > San Francisco > Drama.
Fire > Drama.
Parties > California > San Francisco > Drama.
Architects > California > San Francisco > Drama.
Electric contracting > California > San Francisco > Drama.
Genre: Disaster films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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