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Blu-Ray Review: Wolfgang Petersen’s ‘Poseidon’ Rises to the Surface

13 April 2010 11:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – When Wolfgang Petersen’s “Poseidon” crashed and sank in the wave of summer hits of 2006 — making only $60 million domestically on a reported budget of $160 million — I thought the film got an undeserved bad rap (and it actually did much better internationally). It’s no classic and my love for the Irwin Allen era disaster films might have disguised some flaws but it looks and sounds great on Blu-ray.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.0/5.0

Looking at it now, two things are immediately apparent. First, the movie isn’t nearly as bad as you remember. It’s a well-made slice of escapism that clocks in at a lean 98 minutes; a minor miracle in the age of bloated summer blockbusters. And it has a sound design that’s truly remarkable, something very noticeable with the Blu-ray’s DTS-hd Master Audio English 5.1 track. The other thing you’ll notice is how far special effects have come in just four years. »

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Poseidon Sets Sail for Blu-ray

6 January 2010 8:20 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Home Video has announced a former HD DVD high definition exclusive, Poseidon, will chart a course to arrive on Blu-ray Disc on April 6.

The disaster film starring Kurt Russel, Emmy Rossum, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Lucas, Kevin Dillon, Mia Maestro and Richard Dreyfuss will be offered on Blu-ray in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, a format unavailable on HD DVD.

Bonus features were all previously available and include the following:

Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage: The Complexities of Making a Modern Adventure Movie A Shipmate's Diary: A Film School Intern's Experiences on the Set Poseidon: Upside Down: A Unique Set Design Chronicle The History Channel Documentary Rogue Waves: Explore the Mystery of This Powerful Phenomenon of Nature

Click here to pre-order Poseidon on Blu-ray for $17.49 at


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