Excerpt: This is one of the better disaster films. Good acting and decent storyline. Picture is a little grainy but suits the film good, kind of holds it to its time. Audio was good. Features were non existence. Would have liked to have seen a feature on the minitures they used. Give this a good recommend.
Excerpt: By far one of the worst looking BD's I've ever purchased...I saw this movie 9 times in the theater...once as recently as last year...and this is NOT how the film is supposed to look...Horrible OVER sharpening and skies in the film SWARMING with what look like misquitos...
Great Disaster... but where are the specials features?
15 July 2013
Excerpt: Universal... what do you've done? No question: the DISASTER "Earthquake" ist one of the best ever made. The story great, the acting is great, the actors are great (Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Lorne Green, Richard Rountree, George Kennedy, Victoria Principal...
Excerpt: This was one of those great disaster films along with Poseidon Adventure, towering Inferno and Airport that had many famous actors involved. The title is self explanatory and follows he usual pattern of someone predicting a disaster and no one else believing them.
Excerpt: back in the 1970's the disaster movie genre featuring Hollywood's biggest stars crammed into a 2hr movie was all the rage in cinema and with each successful entry i.e. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Airport and this one Earthquake the human factor in peril was successful.
Excerpt: And by great, I mean "fun". Because let's get real here, the script and most of the acting is pretty terrible. No, you watch this movie for the thrills. Which it has in spades. This film scared the crap out of me as a kid. And I, too, saw it in Sensurround.
Excerpt: Well it has finally arrived and in my opinion the wait was worth it. Obviously the 'quake' parts of the movie are the stars rather than those trying to make a terrible script work, and here some good news 5.1 dts hd very well balanced with a good but not perfect .1 track.