Directed by Andrew L. Stone
USA 1960


  Disaster for the passengers and crew of a luxury liner when an exploding boiler blows a hole in her side and it's all boats away. A certain realism is ensured by using the Ile de France on her way to the scrap-yard. But with Dorothy Malone trapped in her cabin and gurgling just above the waterline through the frenzied rescue operations, what price anything but absurdity along with the tension?

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE


Theatrical Release: February 19th, 1960

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DVD Review: Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC
Runtime 1:31:03 
Video 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.75 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s  

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

Edition Details:

• Trailer (2:17)

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2006

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Chapters: 18




This single-layered, progressive transfer appears quite dirty with some digital noise present. Colors are a bit dulled and it looks more like cheap film stock. A healthy dose of speckles can be seen throughout the film. 2.0 channel audio is clean and clear. In short a quite unremarkable image and sound. Warner have included standard optional subtitles.

No extras save a trailer (that looks a little worse for wear).

The film should be easy to pass up but for those into the luxury-liner-disaster thing - they may want to check it out - for the rest I'd say 'wait for the next boat'.

Gary W. Tooze


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