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Earthquake
ID:
1974
Comments:
Director: Mark Robson (I)
Screenplay: George Fox (II)
Producer: Jennings Lang
Cast: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Walter Matthau, Monica Lewis, Gabriel Dell, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Lloyd Gough
Genre: Drama

Running Time: 123
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features:
Studio:  Goodtimes Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  May 2001 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) []
Purchase: 
Reviews:  Let’s see now, what was I doing at the time this film came out? I think I was in Chattanooga, TN, at Tennessee Temple High School, tho now Tennessee Temple College is now defunct, out-of-business. And I think it is the first time my dad got a glimpse of my back. Scoliosis was creeping in my spinal cord, so bad that it required a stiff back-brace that cam up and made my neck unmovable. Then it required 2 surgeries in Atlanta to somewhat straight it out (I have the long pin that they attached to my spine still — my mom kept it and gave it to me a couple of years ago).

Anyway, back to the film. I never saw it until I saw it on DVD. I give it 3-stars, which means GOOD, but not 4 or 5 stars. It is okay. I know that special effects were in the form of paintings and oh, the scene on the elevator and the “blood” spattering — it was awful! Heston could have waited for a much bigger film!


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