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Old 12-02-2023, 17:02   #1
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Favourite Disaster Movies

Disaster movies have always been part of the film world so what are people's favourite disaster movies?
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Old 12-02-2023, 17:07   #2
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

Night of the Comet
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Old 12-02-2023, 17:11   #3
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

The Poseidon Adventure (the original).
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Old 12-02-2023, 17:14   #4
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

Agreed Hugh, followed closely behind by The Towering Inferno.
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Old 12-02-2023, 17:21   #5
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

Hollywood produced some absolute bangers in the 1970s. Poseidon and Towering Inferno would be at the top of my list. Also Airplane which is way better than any of the films it’s sending up.
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

Earthquake in sensurround.... Early 4dx.
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

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Hollywood produced some absolute bangers in the 1970s. Poseidon and Towering Inferno would be at the top of my list. Also Airplane which is way better than any of the films it’s sending up.
and there was the excellent Airport series, especially Airport 75 and Airport 77.
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

I remember going out to see the Towering Inferno at the cinema in Jo'burg for my birthday. We went out for a curry at a restaurant called the East African Pavilion where my friend and I enjoyed a hot curry and little too much wine (we would have only been 11 or so at the time).
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

The Day after Tomorrow, I also enjoyed 2012.
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Re: Favourite Disaster Movies

Earthquake. Gives the 100Watt sub-woofer a workout.

Chuck makes the wrong choice at the end IMHO.

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He has the choice of staying with his bit on the side (Genevieve Boujold) or going back down into the flooded storm drain to go after his nasty wife (Ava Gardner) and certain death. He goes back down the drain
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Earthquake. Gives the 100Watt sub-woofer a workout.

Chuck makes the wrong choice at the end IMHO.

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He has the choice of staying with his bit on the side (Genevieve Boujold) or going back down into the flooded storm drain to go after his nasty wife (Ava Gardner) and certain death. He goes back down the drain
Chuck’s choice is limited by the Hollywood rule book. There are certain things blockbuster heroes do, and things they just don’t do.
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Chuck’s choice is limited by the Hollywood rule book. There are certain things blockbuster heroes do, and things they just don’t do.
I guessed as much.
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The Day after Tomorrow, I also enjoyed 2012.
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Towering Inferno was my favourite.
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The Poseidon Adventure (the original).
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