Poseidon (DVD)

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Action starring Kurt Russell. It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise ship Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic. One of the finest vessels of its kind, Poseidon stands more than 20 stories tall, boasts 800 staterooms and 13 passenger decks. Tonight, many of the ship's guests have gathered to greet the New Year in style in the magnificent main ballroom. However a Rogue Wave, a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, is bearing down on them with tremendous speed. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down; supports collapse, broken gas lines ignite flash fires and lights fail, leaving vast sections of the ship in darkness and chaos. In its aftermath a few hundred survivors are left to huddle in the still-intact main ballroom, now resting below the waterline. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas), prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by nine-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett), who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie (Jacinda Barrett) along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey (Kurt Russell), anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer (Emmy Rossum) and her fiance Christian (Mike Vogel).

Product Details

Barcode
7321900736589
Department
Movies & TV
Released
9 Oct 2006
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Studio
Warner Bros. Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Poseidon
Tagline
Mayday
Release Year
2006
Running Time
98 min
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Disaster / Disasters / Holidays / Remake / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller / Adventure / Dramas
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Budget
$160 million
US Box Office
$60.6 million
Revenue
$181.7 million
Official Website
http://poseidonmovie.warnerbros.com/
Ratings
IMDb
5.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
33% 43%
Metacritic
50
The Movie DB
58%
Overview
A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Synopsis
German-born director Wolfgang Petersen (DAS BOOT, THE PERFECT STORM) returns to the sea for POSEIDON, a gripping remake of Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen's 1972 disaster classic, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE. As passengers celebrate New Year's Eve aboard the massive ship Poseidon, a rogue wave devastates the luxury liner, turning it upside down as windows smash, fires break out, electric wires dangle dangerously, and people try to run for their lives--with seemingly nowhere to go. Despite Captain Bradford's (Andre Braugher) pleas for people to remain calm in the ballroom, a small group of people go against his orders and attempt to make their own way to the bottom of the ship, which is now the only section above water. Led by a low-rent gambler named Dylan (Josh Lucas) and the onetime mayor of New York City, Ramsey (Kurt Russell), and including a suicidal architect (Richard Dreyfuss), the former mayor's daughter (Emmy Rossum) and her fiancé (Mike Vogel), a stowaway (Mia Maestro), and a single mother (Jacinda Barrett) and her young son (Jimmy Bennett), they band together as they battle the elements, fight to save their lives, and learn something about themselves along the way. Although the special effects are cutting-edge, starting with the long, complex opening shot, Petersen makes sure to instill humanity into the characters, letting the film be driven by the story, not just the mechanics. To ensure the integrity of the project, one of the executive producers is Sheila Allen, who was married to disaster master Irwin Allen (producer of such films as THE TOWERING INFERNO, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, and THE SWARM) until his death in 1991, and played Gina Rowe in THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (under her maiden name, Sheila Mathews). Fans of the Black Eyed Peas will get a kick out of Fergie as Gloria, the ballroom singer.
Poster
Poster for Poseidon
Videos
Trailer
Poseidon (2006) Official Trailer - Emmy Rossum, Kurt Russell Movie HD
Trailer
Poseidon- Trailer HD 1080p
Cast & Crew
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Star
Richard Dreyfuss / Kurt Russell / Jacinda Barrett / Jimmy Bennett / Andre Braugher / Kevin Dillon / Stacy Ferguson / Gabriel Jarret / Kevin Leung / Joshua Lucas / Mia Maestro / Kelly McNair / Kimberly Patterson / Austin Priester / David Reivers / Freddy Rodriguez / Emmy Rossum / Mike Vogel / Kirk B.R. Woller / Josh Lucas
Co-Star
Mia Maestro / Freddy Rodriguez
Screenwriter
Mark Protosevich
Source Writer
Paul Gallico / Author: Paul Gallico
Composer
Klaus Badelt
Executive Producer
Sheila Allen / Kevin Burns / Jon Jashni / Ben Waisbren
Producer
Mike Fleiss / Akiva Goldsman / Duncan Henderson / Wolfgang Petersen
Director of Photography
John Seale
Editor
Peter Honess
Production Designer
William Sandell
Costume Designer
Erica Edell Phillips
Sound
Peter Michael Sullivan
Set Decorator
Robert Gould
Art Director
Eiko Ishioka
Cinematographer
John Seale
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[I]t's a buoyant, old-wave disaster pic for a generation of well-conditioned thrill seekers....[Dreyfuss] holds the center of every scene he's in." -- Grade: B+
Lisa Schwarzbaum (19 May 2006, p.53)
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "You don't expect a remake to spring surprises. This one does."
Peter Travers (18 May 2006, p.232)
Sight and Sound
"POSEIDON's action sequences are efficiently handled, conjuring a genuine sense of lung-busting tension..."
Mark Kermode (1 Jul 2006, p.64)
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he movie's excellent visuals, set-pieces and breathtaking scale ensure it's an enjoyable piece of H20 hokum that makes for a solid (mari)time-filler."
Total Film Staff (1 Nov 2006, p.116)
Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] technically excellent white knuckle ride....The thrilling set pieces work rather well..."
David Richardson (1 Aug 2006, 69)
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