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The towering inferno

Author: John GuillerminIrwin AllenStirling SilliphantSteve McQueenPaul NewmanAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Suspense films
Feature films
Disaster films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Disaster
Thriller
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Guillermin; Irwin Allen; Stirling Silliphant; Steve McQueen; Paul Newman; William Holden; Faye Dunaway; Susan Blakely; O J Simpson; Fred Astaire; Jennifer Jones; John Williams; Richard Martin Stern; Thomas N Scortia; Frank M Robinson; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 67705637
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.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; music, John Williams.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner.
Awards: 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).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 164 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([32] p. : ill. ; 16 cm.) and 8 lobby cards.
Details: DVD, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; dual-layer; NTSC.
Responsibility: 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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On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers.

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