The Last Secret of Poseidon

The Last Secret of Poseidon

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure ( Beyond The Poseidon Adventure ) is a disaster film American directed by Irwin Allen , released in 1979 . This is the sequel to The Adventure of Poseidon ( 1972 ). This film has a huge commercial and critical failure. This is Allen’s only disaster movie that has not had any Academy Award nominations .

Synopsis

In 1972 a long -distance shot returned the luxurious Poseidon liner in the middle of the ocean, and the few survivors are now waiting for help. They arrive via Mike Turner, captain of a tugboat. At the same time, terrorists who intercepted the Poseidon distress call are also on the spot to seize the gold and plutonium in the liner. However, everyone must hurry, because inside the ship, the water continues to immerse the bridges …

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Technical sheet

  • Title: The Last Secret of Poseidon
  • Original title: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
  • Director: Irwin Allen
  • Scenario: Nelson Gidding , based on a novel by Paul Gallico
  • Original Music: Jerry Fielding
  • Director of photography: Joseph F. Biroc
  • Editing: Bill Brame
  • Production: Irwin Allen
  • Distribution Company: Warner Bros • LexardPictures Distribution
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Genre: disaster , action , thriller
  • Duration: 114 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :
    •  France :
    •  United Kingdom :

Distribution

  • Michael Caine (VF: Dominique Paturel ) : Captain Mike Turner
  • Sally Field (VF: Sylviane Margollé ) : Celeste Whitman
  • Telly Savalas (VF: Henry Djanik ) : Captain Stefan Svevo
  • Peter Boyle (VF: Jacques Dynam ) : Frank Mazzetti
  • Jack Warden (VF: Jean-Paul Moulinot ) : Harold Meredith
  • Shirley Knight (VF: Tania Torrens ) : Hannah Meredith
  • Shirley Jones (VF: Julia Dancourt ) : Gina Rowe
  • Karl Malden (VF: André Valmy ) : Wilbur Hubbard
  • Slim Pickens (VF: Raoul Delfosse ) : Dewey “Tex” Hopkins
  • Veronica Hamel (VF: Évelyn Selena ) : Suzanne Constantine
  • Angela Cartwright (VF: Joelle Fossier ) : Theresa Mazzetti
  • Mark Harmon (VF: José Luccioni ) : Larry Simpson
  • Paul Picerni (VF: Jacques Richard ) : Kurt
  • Patrick Culliton : Doyle
  • Dean Raphael Ferrandini (VF: Michel Derain ) : Castorp

Television version

In the editing for television, there are twenty extra minutes for the film. But in the DVD, these additional images added have not been published. On the other hand, there is a special edition DVD that contains these additional sequences 1 .

The abandoned suite

Director Irwin Allen had planned a third sequel where survivors of the sinking told the disaster, but at the wrong time, the tunnel they pass collapses and these survivors had to exit the tunnel, but this principle was used for the disaster film by Rob Cohen entitled Daylight 2 .

Box office results

Estimated at 25 000 000 dollars of budget, the film did not recover half of it in its exploitation on the American territory. With Airport 80 Concorde (1979) and The Day of the End of the World (1980), this title is one of the major commercial failures that ended the vein “disaster” of the 1970s . necessary]

DVD

  •  France :

The film is available in two editions.

– The last secret of Poseidon (DVD-9 Keep Case) released onedited and distributed by Warner Home Video. The screen ratio is 2.40: 1 widescreen 16: 9. The audio is in French and English 2.0 Mono. Subtitles are in French, English, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Romanian and Arabic. The film is 109 minutes long and is fully remastered. In addition: behind the scenes of the film (20 min) and vintage trailers. This is a Zone 2 Pal 3 edition .

– The last secret of Poseidon (DVD-9 Keep Case) released onedited by Warner Bros and distributed by Aventi Dsitribution. The screen ratio is 2.40: 1 widescreen 16: 9. The audio is in French and English 2.0 Mono. Subtitles are in French, English, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Romanian and Arabic. The film is 109 minutes long and is fully remastered. In addition: behind the scenes of the film (20 min) and vintage trailers. This is a Zone 2 Pal 4 edition .

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