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Title The towering inferno [(DVD) videorecording] / [presented by] Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Sillphant ; directed by John Guillermin.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F TOW    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 164 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer, NTSC.
Language English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note Title from container.
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.
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 heart of disaster: 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.
Cast Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner.
Credits Music, John Williams.
Audience Rating: PG.
Summary On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze consumes it.
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).
Subject Skyscrapers -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Fire extinction -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1975.
Genre Feature films.
Disaster films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Disaster Feature.
Thriller feature.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Guillermin, John, 1925-
McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008.
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Dunaway, Faye.
Blakely, Susan.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Astaire, Fred.
Jones, Jennifer, 1919-2009.
Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996.
Williams, John, 1932-
Stern, Richard Martin, 1915- Tower.
Scortia, Thomas N., 1926-1986. Glass inferno.
Robinson, Frank M.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 024543231707
Music No. 2233170 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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