Towering InfernoDirector: Irwin Allen, John Guillermin, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman
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The Towering Inferno features a 2.35:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer. The picture quality looks very good, with only the slightest hint of age and dirt. Audio options include a newly mixed Dolby Digital 5.1 track, as well as the original Dolby 2.0 surround track. The 5.1 track is mixed well, utilizing most side and rear speakers effectively. The Dolby 2.0 Surround track is not as impressive, though the dialogue is clear and crisp, with effects and music mixed well for both tracks. English and Spanish subtitles are included. Extra features include ten cast biographies with film highlights, as well as a full-frame original theatrical trailer. Fox has done a very good job on audio and visuals for The Towering Inferno, though the supplemental material leaves much to be desired.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Steve McQueen||Fire Chief Michael O'Hallorhan|
|Paul Newman||Doug Roberts|
|William Holden||James Duncan|
|Fred Astaire||Harlee Claiborne|
|Carlena Gower||Albright Children|
|Carol McEvoy||Mrs. Albright|
|Dabney Coleman||Assistant Fire Chief|
|Sheila Mathews||Paula Ramsay|
|Ernie F. Orsatti||Mark|
|Norman Burton||Will Giddings|
|Robert Vaughn||Sen. Gary Parker|
|Susan Blakely||Patty Simmons|
|Jennifer Jones||Lisolette Mueller|
|Orenthal James Simpson||Security Chief Jernigan|
|L.B. Abbott||Special Effects|
|Newt Arnold||Asst. Director|
|John A. Bonner||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Raphael Bretton||Set Decoration/Design|
|William J. Creber||Production Designer|
|A.D. Flowers||Special Effects|
|Logan R. Frazee||Special Effects|
|Malcolm Harding||Asst. Director|
|Herman Lewis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Wes McAfee||Asst. Director|
|Ward Preston||Art Director|
|Theodore Soderberg||Sound/Sound Designer|
|John Williams [composer]||Score Composer|
|Paul Zastupnevich||Costumes/Costume Designer|
0. Scene Selection
0. Menu Group #1 with 26 chapter(s) covering 02:44:43
1. Main Titles [3:43]
2. Warm Welcome [1:19]
3. A Little Situation [6:23]
4. How Bad is it? [2:19]
5. Cutting Corners [1:34]
6. Opening Night [3:20]
7. Getting the Party Started [4:09]
8. We May Never Love Like This Again [5:15]
9. Cause for Alarm [3:42]
10. Setting Up Forward Command [3:51]
11. Panic in the Promenade [:29]
12. Boxed In [7:08]
13. Going for Help [3:35]
14. Saving the Children [1:04]
15. Taking the Stairs [4:54]
16. Dangerous Descent [2:33]
17. Hope Has Arrived [6:04]
18. Power Down [4:37]
19. Blowing the Door [:18]
20. No Way Out [7:35]
21. "What Do They Call It When You Kill People?" [7:02]
22. Luck of the Draw [3:18]
23. Dropping a Line [1:40]
24. O'Hallorhan and the Elevator [2:25]
25. The One Chance [6:03]
26. Preparing for the Worst [3:15]
English 5.1 Surround
English For The Hearing Impaired
Fred Astaire as "Harlee Clairborne"
Susan Blankley as "Patty Simmons"
Richard Chamberlain as "Roger Simmons"
Jennifer Jones as "Lisolette Mueller"
Robert Vaugh as "Senator Gary Parker"
Robert Wagner as "Dan Bigelow"
Steve McQueen as "Michael O'Hallorhan"
William Holden as "James Duncan"
Faye Dunaway as "Susan Franklin"
Paul Newman as "Doug Roberts"
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The Towering Inferno Is the best disaster movie made in the 70s. Being in Blu-ray HD makes it even better to watch. The only problem I ever had with this movie is that there is too many indepth personal stories going on. I wanted to see the firefighters fight the fire more. You are able to sit back and watch an action movie without all the blood and gore of an action movie today.
For the first time in his career Steve McQueen got top billing in a film, The Towering Inferno was one of the first disaster films that began in the early 70's and to some extent still exists today in films such as Independence Day. All of those films owe as great deal to this one. Had this film not been so well done the genre may have never come about. McQueen and Newman demonstrated why they were so highly regarded in Hollywood then as much as today. The story of a high rise building burning was also a glimpse into the future when 9/11 occurred. The script was well done and the acting superb. This is great escapism.