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Terror on the 40th Floor
Terror on the 40th Floor
Actors: John Forsythe, Joseph Campanella, Lynn Carlin, Anjanette Comer, Laurie Heineman
Director: Jerry Jameson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2000     1hr 37min


     
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Actors: John Forsythe, Joseph Campanella, Lynn Carlin, Anjanette Comer, Laurie Heineman
Director: Jerry Jameson
Creators: Matthew F. Leonetti, Art Seid, Charles W. Fries, Edward Montagne, Jack Turley
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2000
Original Release Date: 09/17/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1974
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Murky and grim encounter with Christmas skyscraper fire.
Bunny Man! | Seattle, WA USA | 01/07/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am afraid that this rather murky and smeary print of a most forgettable film does full justice to the original. Materials handled with a certain amount of class in THE TOWERING INFERNO (such as the flashback, the smoke-filled room, the heroic firefighter, etc) here receive short shrift. This is disaster by the book, with little sympathy for the participants, little compassion for the victims, and little effort in the effects.The print from which this DVD is taken seems in dire need of restoration. Focus is foggy, color faded, images darkened, clips and frames missing.And yet, if you are a disaster-film junky such as I am, this film at its modest price will be a suitable addition to your collection."
A MINOR ENTRY IN THE DISASTER FILM CATEGORY.
rsoonsa | Lake Isabella, California | 02/19/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"During the unsettled atmosphere of the late 1960s and the 1970s, films dealing with people victimized by natural and unnatural disasters were all the rage, and this tale of several couples trapped at the top of a tall burning building is an undistinguished example. An obvious attempt to capitalize upon the box-office success of THE TOWERING INFERNO, this effort, titled BLAZING TOWER before sagely being changed, is set in an unidentified New York City, on the opposite coast from the former production's San Francisco. Occurring upon Christmas Eve, the script follows obligatory romantic entanglements involving three pair of illy-matched employees during a company's annual holiday party, and with a much smaller budget than INFERNO, this work made for television displays lesser lights in its cast. Television film director Jerry Jameson routinely leads many of this type of calamity narrative, and mediocre describes this affair, although the skillful editing, largely by Jameson, effectively moves the action past points of tedium. While John Forsythe and Anjanette Comer are edging toward an adulterous romance, Don Meredith and Joseph Campanella are helping themselves to proffered charms from others of the secretarial class as the holocaust approaches. While actual New York City firemen struggle manfully with the encroaching blaze, flashbacks are utilized so that we may fully appreciate the risks, romantic and otherwise, milked by the threatened sextet. It is best to overlook some flawed tactical firefighting operations as presented in order to develop a sense of suspense as to the picture's outcome, but in any case the trite romantic machinations take precedence in the scenario. The cast performance is of a piece with its non-demanding script wherein lack the seeds to garner deep interest of performers, although Forsythe is as unruffled as ever.


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Terrrible used VHS transfer to DVD
couchbum | California USA | 03/14/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Not one second was put into improving the quality when transfering it to DVD. A very old used VHS transfer is what it looks like. There should be a law against this!"