The Resource The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)

The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)

Label
The towering inferno
Title
The towering inferno
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by John Guillermin
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the heart of San Francisco, the finishing touches have just been made to the Glass Tower, a 138-story skyscraper. A huge celebratory gala, complete with VIP guests, has been planned to celebrate the dedication of what has been promoted as the world's tallest building. But Doug Roberts, the building's architect, suspects all is not right with the building. He discovers that the contractors have used shoddy wiring, not the heavy-duty wiring he had specified. During the height of the celebratory extravaganza, the overworked wiring develops short circuits and it isn't long before the Glass Tower becomes a huge towering inferno. Now the nearly 300 guests become trapped on the building's 135th floor, where the party it taking place. Fire Chief Michael O'Hallorhan immediately devises a daring plan to rescue the trapped guests, but his efforts quickly become a battle against time and the panicked guests
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, John Williams
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 4.0, Dolby surround) or Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T69 2009
PerformerNote
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner
Runtime
165
Technique
live action
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)
Label
The towering inferno, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. present Irwin Allen's production ; produced by Irwin Allen ; screenplay by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by John Guillermin, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Based on the novels "The tower" by Richard Martin Stern and "The glass inferno" by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson
  • Special features: Audio commentary by film historian F.X. Feeney; sceen-specific commentary by Mike Vaezina, special effects director on X-Men: the last stand, and Branko Racki, stunt coordinator: Montreal on The day after tomorrow; over 30 extended/deleted scenes; "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 writer: Stirling Silliphant" featurette; AMC backstory: The towering inferno; storyboard-to-film commparisons; NATO presentation reel; Original "Making of" featurettes; 1977 Irwin Allen interview; original teaser, trailer and The Poseidon adventure trailer; 3 interactive articles from American Cinematographer; still galleries (shot compositions, publicity, behind-the-scenes, conceptual sketches, costumes)
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
LOR : 2009-07-23
Other control number
024543600008
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2260000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o320779670
  • (OCoLC)320779670
System details
  • Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital mono., AVC @ 24 MBPS, 50-GB, dual-layer, 1080p High Definition
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
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This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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